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    Stupid cold

    Had a cold for last 4 or 5 days, hasnít been terrible until yesterday and today, I think itís turning into bronchitis. So far about 10 pulls from the bottle of crown royal in the last 1/2 hr. Coughing finally subsiding. Would be nice to get some sleep. Itís really rare for me to get sick but with the wife working in the er it happens. Sheís had it for close to 2 weeks now. People have no manners or common sense, they come into the er wheezing and hacking and donít cover their mouth.
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    Been taking a lot of vitamin (D) for last 2 years, 5,000 units per day and wow colds almost non existent.

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    My favorite cure for a cold is Black Russians. Lots and lots of Black Russians! That’s vodka and Kahlķa for those that are unfamiliar with that cocktail. Doesn’t really do anything to get rid of the cold but if you drink enough of them you really don’t care what illness you have !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hossfly View Post
    Been taking a lot of vitamin (D) for last 2 years, 5,000 units per day and wow colds almost non existent.
    Really rare if I sick, maybe maybe one cold a year. Usually turns into bronchitis since I’m a smoker.
    I know, I stupid for smoking. I’ve tried to quit so many times. Usually make it about 9-10 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy42 View Post
    My favorite cure for a cold is Black Russians. Lots and lots of Black Russians! That’s vodka and Kahlķa for those that are unfamiliar with that cocktail. Doesn’t really do anything to get rid of the cold but if you drink enough of them you really don’t care what illness you have !
    Kind of where I’m at with the crown. It is helping with the cough through.
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    you need to add some lemon and honey to help cut and coat.

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    Try the bedpost cure. Get a fifth of your favorite hootch, put your hat on the bedpost, get in bed and start sippin'. When you see two hats your cold will be the least of your problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conditor22 View Post
    you need to add some lemon and honey to help cut and coat.
    I’ve been sucking on honey lemon cough drops between sips
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbeans View Post
    Try the bedpost cure. Get a fifth of your favorite hootch, put your hat on the bedpost, get in bed and start sippin'. When you see two hats your cold will be the least of your problems.

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    Pass, haven’t been drunk since I was 17 many years ago. I usually drink till I start to fell the effects the quit. I did keep the bottle by the bed last night for coughs.
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    My MIL made a brew with white lighten and rock candy. It didn't do anything to stop the tickle, but you didn't cough again out of fear.
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    Grandads was rye whiskey and rock candy. Usually one shot was all he took. and that was only every 3-4 years he took a shot of the stuff. Didn't get a cold for some reason.

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    Just had some hot crown, honey and lemon juice. Wow that was bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by labradigger1 View Post
    People have no manners or common sense, they come into the er wheezing and hacking and don’t cover their mouth.
    Hope ya get better, something I've noticed:
    That's a big problem with hospitals in general, there's so many sick people wandering around in them.
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    I feel for you and hope you get better. I did something to my back and can't hardly stand up right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labradigger1 View Post
    Just had some hot crown, honey and lemon juice. Wow that was bad
    My wife is a firm, FIRM, believer in the hot toddy. She is NOT a bourbon drinker, but we keep a bottle of Jack strictly for those purposes. Seems to work, at least for her. As for the rest of the bourbon in the house....well that's mine and a completely different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbeans View Post
    Try the bedpost cure. Get a fifth of your favorite hootch, put your hat on the bedpost, get in bed and start sippin'. When you see two hats your cold will be the least of your problems.

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    That one dates back to Ben Franklin at least!

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    A good second part after several hot toddies is to go to bed with a lot of extra blankets and sweat it out.

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    In a strange twist of fate,
    Went out on the porch that night to let the dogs out. Coughed so hard I passed out and the youngest son heard me fall. They thought I was drunk and passed out. I stayed up for another hour or so then went to bed.
    When I woke up at 4:30 am the next morning I had double vision. Bad double vision.
    Went to the er, all checked out ok for stroke etc.
    Went to Optamologist next. 3 hrs later looks like blunt head trauma. Damaged 4th cranial nerve palsy. Long story short, waiting for prizm glasses now. Dr says should clear up on 3-4 months as the 4th nerve heals at 1mm a day and it’s the longest one in my head.
    Gotta say this stinks! Not only still sick but now cant see either. Bought a new to me lathe and got is set up in place of my old one and bought 4 tool chests to update my old ones and just can’t do anything with them. Looking at this iPad with one eye closed so it’s not doubled.
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    Several years ago I developed pneumonia but thought it was a bad cold, I coughed so hard I passed out fell against the bookcase and broke my back.
    Every time I coughed I though I was going to die.
    I laid on the floor for several hours before I got into a position to where the pain was manageable and another hour to get into bed.
    When my wife got home from work and got me to the hospital I was told I had pneumonia and a broken back.
    Wasn't a very good week.
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    Just coming off off one that ended in a bad cough. I was diligent and lucky though. Mostly only a five day affair. I used lots of chicken soup and much raw garlic - And lots of lemon juice with honey and fresh ginger juice. Couldn't stop coughing for 3 days and nights though.
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