Good Timing – Bad Cold

I want to finish, or at least extend, my cruise entries. Hopefully, I will later today. Right now I’m dealing with a cold.

I suppose spending most of yesterday on airplanes was the worst thing I could do, but I had no choice. It started three days ago as a scratchy throat… then painful throat… then into my nose.

Somewhere over Kansas I realized I’d never flown with a cold before. It’s the kind of experience you don’t forget!

Airplanes are pressurized, but not fully to sea level pressure. That’s why your ears pop when you ascend or descend. The pressure in the plane’s cabin is changing.

With this cold, my ears clogged up enough so I could hardly hear Helaine next to me (something she has accused me of in the past, when I was in good health). As we began our descent, it felt like someone had stuck a knitting needle in each ear, trying to get to the middle.

My left ear opened, but when I sneeze, my right ear sounds like someone is crumpling paper in front of a microphone!

I’m sure this is more than you want to know – and I’ll stop… except to say, there are no paid sick days on vacation!

3 thoughts on “Good Timing – Bad Cold”

  1. I know all about having a cold on vacation, real bad cold, although I was not quite so lucky as to be on a cruise, perhaps next year. Sounds like you still had an interesting time.

    Just read your bio. Impressive, I might add. Never new you were so…how do I put this, oh yes, wise, which we all know comes with age. I would have lost big bucks guessing your age; I would have been off by almost 20 years.

    That should at least make you feel better, if not your cold. Do you and Dr. Mel have contests on who gets the weather right most?? Really doesn’t matter, mother nature makes the final decision. We in Ct. have the most versitile weather around. Don’t like the weather, just wait a minute or two. Nothing you don’t already know and just for the record, I like the warm winter without the shoveling, as I am also “Wise”, but not quite as wise as you.

    Have a nice day, be good to your wife; she has to take care of you while your sick…..

  2. I know what you’re going through. It hasn’t happened in several years, but there were two times where I was almost deaf for several days after flying with a cold… not a pleasant (or painless) experience at all. I hope you’re feeling back to normal soon. =)

  3. I have been watching you;re web site since you started you’re vaction. I enjoyed you’re postings verymuch,it seemed like while reading it every day,like I was on the same cruise. Very interesting. Thanks

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