Little Sprout has learned the fine art of sharing, and started practicing her new skill with the world's most miserable cold. So here I am with nose raw and red, blowing my nose until my ears pop and worrying that my left eyeball is going to just abandon ship due to the pressure in my sinuses.
I am not a happy camper.
Normally, I try to be stoic about being sick. I have kids. I work in a situation where germs are EVERYWHERE. I don't take really good care of myself, so I am vulnerable. I figure there isn't much reason to get upset about the various illnesses that come my way. This one, however, is truly awful, and none of the meds I have tried so far are doing a single thing to relieve my misery.
Which brings me to the question of the day: I wanna know what the HECK those idiots in the field of medical science have been doing for the last couple hundred years. Seriously.
We can turn men into women (and vice versa), we can take organs from one body and put them in another, we can re-start hearts that have stopped. We have lasers and robots and machines that take pictures of our insides. We can have painless childbirth. We can clone sheep. And yet THERE IS NO REMEDY FOR THE COMMON COLD!
I am tellin' ya folks, I think someone has their priorities all messed up. I mean, I understand the whole "gotta let the virus run it's course" thing. Really I do. But couldn't we have a decongestant that actually works? Or tissues that don't rub all the skin off my nose? Or at least something that stones me out enough that I don't care I am miserable? With all the medical advances we have made, there is not one single product out there that actually helps with my colds/flus/whatever. I wanna know why.
So, medical scientists....how 'bout you get on that, huh?