Have you heard of the man cold?
It's when a man gets sick and thinks he is dying because he has a simple cold.
I realize this could be a sexist term but have you ever been around a man with a cold? The man cold is real.
But unfortunately I think I have a man cold. It started about two weeks ago with a runny nose. And then it led to a cough and a sore throat. My voice went away for about a day but then came back in sort of a rough, manly type sound.
Which was just in time for me to speak at a Scentsy event last weekend. I don't think I mentioned on here that I spoke at an event but I did. It was fun. I made sure to tell the audience that I had been sick for a bit.
Which is typical of the man cold - anybody and everybody must know that you had been sick.
I kept waiting for the cold to go away but instead of going away it just got worse. And worse.
Until Sunday morning-ish when I was pretty sure I was going to die from a cold. Thus the definition of a man cold.
Sunday night when I was sure I couldn't carry on with life as normal I consulted Dr. Twitter which I have found to be 92% more accurate than WebMD. Dr. Twitter unanimously agreed that I have a sinus infection.
I've had sinus infections before and never felt like my head might explode at any moment but I am not one to doubt perfect strangers diagnosing me through the internet.
So first thing Monday morning I made a Dr appt. I am the prime example of "if everybody told you to jump off a bridge would you do it?" Yes. Clearly I would.
I have so much pressure in my head I really want to try one of those Netti pot things, but I remember hearing stories about people who used them and then some amoeba thing ate their brain.
I can only assume that would be much worse than a man cold.
I had big plans today to do my Jillian Michaels workout and do a little run on my treadmill. But I'm pretty sure it is impossible to do any sort of workout when you feel like your head might explode and your teeth hurt from the pressure.
Everybody knows it is impossible to workout with a sore mouth.
It is also impossible to meal plan and grocery shop with a cold that is causing a sore mouth.
At least that's what I'm telling myself as I sit here trying to meal plan.
Happy Monday! This mama needs some antibiotics!