Cough Cough

I have been coughing my lungs out since waking up this morning. My throat is itchy. One nostril is blocked, the other felt raw. I must have caught some nasty bug early last week because I already had symptoms of an impending sore throat then. I refuse to see a doctor for the simple reasons that I do not like the effects of codeine in cough mixtures and antihistamines, and the invariable antibiotics that they usually prescribe. I have to be especially careful with antibiotics because some can damage my kidneys further. Besides, the last urine culture and sensitivity (C & S) test showed that the bacterias in my have become antibiotic resistant. In order to counter bacterial infections, I need stronger than common antibiotics. Anyway the common flu is a viral infection and cannot be treated with antibiotics. What I usually do is get a lot of rest and drink a lot of water. This I am going do for this episode too. One consolation is that after recovering from this cold my body will have developed a resistance to this particlar virus. One down, a few hundred more to go.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

3 thoughts on “Cough Cough”

  1. hey! i know you dont go blogger meet..what about meetimg me? 🙂
    Im heading down to KL on friday 9th feb(?) till monday arvo.
    this is my number 016 5909 404
    im using very very slwo internet here..cant even log in MSN. G!!!
    can u please send me a sms or something..i will keep in touch with you! Cheers!

    Will do.

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