Saturday, December 22, 2007

Good advice

If you get a cold this winter, let me suggest the following:

Go to the bathroom. Often. Especially if you, like me, are doing Weight Watchers, and are trying to hit your daily water quota. And also if you are trying to flush your body of the gallons and gallons of snot that are in your skull.

Otherwise, if perhaps you forget to empty your bladder regularly and then you have a violent coughing fit, something awful might happen. Such as, you might pee in your pants while coughing up nasty loogies.

Not that I would know anything about that. Of course not. That would be far too embarrassing to share with people.

But I tell you, it's sound advice.

14 comments:

Maddy said...

Ooo dear. NOt good. Another suggestion - put a tsp of vicks vapour rub in a bowl of hot water [we use Olbas oil] Sit at table and put head over bowl. Put towel over head and breathe for about 12 minutes or until all slime in head has emptied itself into bowl [absolutely disgusting but thoroughly effective] Useful bi product = facial.
Cheers

Mrs. G. said...

Yuckola. Hope you feel better.

Bunny Bunster said...

Not that I would know anything about that either, but I had "special" surgery last year and now I can cough up loogies and keep my panties dry!!
Whoot!!

Professor J said...

I hope you feel better soon, Jen. And thanks for the useful advice.

Family Adventure said...

That's sound advice...I've been told. Not that I know anything about it, either...

Hope you feel better!

Heidi

Flutterby said...

BTDT!!! And sitting here trying not to laugh too hard cause ya know... that's about as bad as coughing.

The Hotfessional said...

Poor Jen. I hope it wasn't in too public a place. ;-)

Badness Jones said...

Poor you. I hope you didn't catch it just from reading my snot poem! Bad is already starting to feel better, so hopefully you have the same short-lived virus.

Feel better! And yes, the Princess was wearing a Hanna outfit in that Christmas outfit...love that stuff, just wish it were cheaper!

Badness Jones said...

picture. in that Christmas picture! Sheesh!

countrymouse said...

As though being sick isn't already uncomfortable and undignified enough : )

I'm glad you don't actually know this information from experience, because how embarrassing would *that* be!?

Linda and her Surroundings said...

Oh, those snotty colds - amazing how much fluid a body can produce out of the nose. Hope you feel better soon.

alison said...

Ummm, someone I know (not me of course, Heavens no!) was once very very pregnant and had a full bladder, and was crouching down to talk to her 2-year-old, in the local public library. It was summer and she was wearing maternity shorts. She sneezed. And peed a little tiny bit on the library carpet. Like a poorly trained puppy. Now that was embarrassing. Or so I imagine it could be, if it had ever happened to me which of course it didn't.
:-)

And for congestion, my fave remedy is hot and sour soup from the local Chinese restaurant. Mmmmgood, and it empties the sinuses very quickly.

smalltownmom said...

And I hope you don't cough so hard you vomit.

Hang in there.

Heidi said...

Laugh, laugh, laugh.

You wouldn't be trying to get the rest of us to pee our pants from laughing by posting that would you? Misery loves company . . .