Blog Post created by AnnetteMM on Mar 13, 2020

I'm fine. It's just a cold. No panic. Here's the story:


Spent a WONDERFUL week and a day in Boston, visiting family. My daughter, her husband, and both little ones had had the flu a couple of weeks before and assured me they were fully recovered and ready for Grandma. So I went.   Those boys! One is 5 and a half (very important, that half), the other is almost 2. We had such a good time together.  My daughter knows that if they ever get a bigger house I'm showing up with bags packed.  




ANYWAY...Day before I was to come home, I started losing my voice. I always lose my voice when I get a cold. Then, the coughing started. No fever, though, so I have not been worried.  [Side note:  On the plane coming home I thought the other passengers were gonna break out the pitchforks and torches every time I coughed.]  Children are little petri dishes of lovely germs, aren't they?


But here's the thing:  I had such a sore throat! Thank goodness it's better now, but at the time I thought "I cannot IMAGINE smoking right now!"  How many times did I continue smoking while sick? Too many! I'd be severely wheezing (LOUDLY) and still I'd light up. It's crazypants.  I can still feel that pain.  Aren't you glad you don't do that anymore?  I am!