It's day four (actually five) of the coughing crud, and I am FUCKING CRANKY.

My husband is also sick. We are quite the pair. He got sick first, but he had it worse; still, I think he is doing better, but not by that much. I've been coughing so hard that my back and ribs are sore, even after sleeping.

The reason I could sleep at all is that my doctor (he's so wonderful) called in a prescription for cough syrup with codeine and antibiotics. It's like the world's smallest bottle of cough syrup, so I'm trying to use it sparingly and alternating it with regular Robitussin. But I slept on the couch last night because when we went to bed I could not stop coughing and I didn't want to keep my husband awake.

Also, at the end of the day my nose gets in on the party and starts running and getting congested. I'm not sure whether this is a cold or bronchitis, most of the time it is just the cough, but part of the time I have head cold symptoms too. Who the fuck knows. My husband has the whole package. Our mantra for the last two weeks (since he got sick) has been "If only snot was worth money!"

And then to add insult to injury, there's this sore on the side of my tongue that hurts like a son of a bitch. I don't know where it came from, but holy fuck, it is driving me nuts. Does anyone have suggestions for sores inside the mouth? Pretty please?

I barely have the energy to walk up and down the stairs to the kitchen. I feel like a rag. But lying down normally makes me cough worse.

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Anyway, that's my whine for today. Please send cute cat and dog gifs to make me smile. I will be SO grateful.