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Yup. Sick as a dog. I held it off as long as I could, through weddings and concerts and things. It is not strep, so says the nice nurse at the Patient First who did my culture this morning. She got her degree at HCCC. We had a nice chat. Now I am at home and sweating and watching innumerable episodes of Cold Case.

Why do they say "starve a cold, feed a fever"? How true is that? At the moment, I am doing it backwards.

Anyone want any out of date Cisco training books? What the hell do I do with 200 pounds of them? I also have one Juniper book.

I just put in a load of laundry that included bathroom rugs, my first Timbuk2 bag which had gotten gross and possibly infested with bugs, a pair of converse, and potholders. We'll see what comes out.

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peregrin8
Oct. 17th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a5_154b.html

No starving anything! Eat what you want to eat, and drink way more than you want to drink.
peregrin8
Oct. 17th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
(By which I mean drink things like orange juice, tea, and broth, not like... tequila shots. Although I don't think the odd hot-toddy is a bad thing; Nyquil is full of alcohol!)
snidegrrl
Oct. 18th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
I usually go for scotch.

I did kind of overdo the chinese food though. :)
asimplelife
Oct. 17th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Neither is true. Get lots of rest, drink lots of fluids. Feel better luverly :)
snidegrrl
Oct. 18th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Thank you. :) I am on it!
zenthia
Oct. 17th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Eat what you like! Take plenty of fluids. OJ is nice, but it has a lot of carbs and you shouldn't ruin your diet just because you're sick. Eat well! And vitamin C has never been shown to improve the course of colds, but zinc has. (by a day or two)
snidegrrl
Oct. 18th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
I have been doing both the C and the Zinc (via Zicam) just incase. FOR WEEKS. Really I figure my immune system could only hold out for so long. Jack had a tickle in his throat a few days ago... and he just got over it. His immune system is MIGHTY!!!
zenthia
Oct. 18th, 2007 10:28 am (UTC)
Sometimes you just can't escape these things! Feel better soon!
captain_boots
Oct. 17th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
Doctors these days ignore the saying, although the version you've listed is the reverse. The original is actually: Feed a cold, starve a fever.

In short, I think the idea is that if you have a cold you need to make sure you get nutrients so don't deny yourself. Eat food to give yourself energy to fight the cold.

They thought that starving a fever was good because then your body lacked the energy to actually generate dangerous fever levels and it would break.

(yes, I did double-check on the order of the saying) :)

Given that the saying originated in the 1500's, I'd say it's fairly safe to listen to the advice already given here. Drink fluids. Eat as reasonably as you can. REST. SLEEP.

Hope ya feel better quickly.
snidegrrl
Oct. 18th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
I did think that maybe the fever thing did have some weird scientific basis in reality, but don't know enough. I do know that your immune system needs fuel to work! So I like to fuel it!
jsciv
Oct. 18th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
I had it backwards, too. At some point I was watching some cheesy pop-culture gameshow, and it came up as one of the "easy" questions and I got it wrong and was totally mystified. I immediately went to Google and sure enough, I was wrong! I swear that's the way I learned it, but I guess somewhere down the chain it got mangled in my family...
salami_salome
Oct. 18th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
There's nothing sadder than a sick rock star. Feel better soon!
motorharp
Oct. 18th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
Feel better soon at whatever pace you want, no need for extra stress!

Love the new look. =)
pseudotheist
Oct. 18th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
WHICH outdated Cisco books? I'm guessing you have the same Juniper book I do, but if not, I might be interested in that.
snidegrrl
Oct. 18th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
I want to get rid of:
"The Complete Reference: Juniper Network Routers"
CCNA #640-507 Exam Certification Guide
Internet Routing Architectures
CCIE: Routing TCP/IP Volume I
Network Press CCNP Advanced Cisco Router Configuration Study Guide (#640-403)
pseudotheist
Oct. 18th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's the Juniper book I've got, and I've got the Routing TCP/IP book too (though that's still a great book for anyone looking to bone up on routing; SOMEONE should take it off you). And if I ever have to take a CCNA or CCNP test again, something has gone horribly awry, but Internet Routing Architectures is one I don't have that may be of some value...
examorata
Oct. 18th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
I hope that today finds you on the mend! Stupid illness!
ubet_cha
Oct. 18th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon.

Have you ever looked at the freecycle group mailing list on yahoo? Its a great way to give away ( and get ) stuff that doesn't quite need to go to the dump yet.
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