Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Texas weather, Sinuses and toothpaste....

Let me start by telling you a little bit about December weather here in Houston... Last week, we were down around freezing. This week, we are in the 70's... It is pouring down rain right now in advance of another cold front that will push us back into the 30's by the weekend. Most cold days, you start off wearing a coat, with a t-shirt under it... In the afternoon, you'll be without the coat... By evening, you at least need a jacket.... Anyway... We have this nice rollercoaster ride of up and down temperatures and humidity levels... This will really screw up your sinuses.... So... I wake up in the morning stopped up. The steam in my shower will usually get things flowing to the point that I feel like I've blown more snot out my nose than I weigh. OK... I'm stable... Now comes the tough part... I need to brush my teeth. There has to be some secret ingredient in toothpaste that expands when even the smallest trace amount touches mucus... I'll be happily brushing when all of a sudden I feel a tiny bit of toothpaste reach the back of my throat... The rapid expansion kicks in my gag reflex... And I spend the next ten minutes spitting stuff that looks like the unidentified mystery tupperware contents that is in the back of the refrigerator... Maybe I should just skip work today.... And I would, if this wasn't an almost every day occurrence... So... How is it that a person's body can produce so much mucus? Between what I blow out my nose and then cough up in the mornings... I really shouldn't exist anymore... There should be no more moisture to produce this crap... Thank God for Mucinex... Between that and the Tylenol Allergy pills, I can usually make it thru the day without feeling like my head is a water balloon... But no matter what I do today, I know what awaits me tomorrow morning...

4 comments:

Defiant Symmetry said...

Wow. I didn't know that about Houston. Still a great city tho!

Tammy said...

I've been fighting a cold myself, so I feel for you. And the weather sounds like Florida lately. It was 40 degrees this morning...I'm sorry, but by my standards, that is COLD! It's now 70 degrees. Almost warm. :)

Bridget Unnel said...

Sorry to see you're sick! As much as I've heard great things about Mucinex, their commercials totally gross me out! Feel better, kiddo...

Chas Ravndal said...

I also have this frequent colds nowadays. I really hate an unstable weather