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Gah it finally happened

Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by MommaJ, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. MommaJ

    MommaJ Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    I have a man cold:18:


    I thought it was just a head cold but last night I'm whining and complaining so much that my hubby turned to me and said" its just a cold your not dying suck it up " like I do when ever he gets sick.

    Head colds are bad enough but a man cold makes you call out of work, makes you make unwise decisions like letting your daughter play soccer, and just have no desire to get out of your nice warm bed.

    I'm sorry for every man out there that I have never taken their cold seriously.
     
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    Greetings,

    Many wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    First, I'm sorry that you feel poorly and hope you get well soon.

    Second, I am gonna show this to my wife...!
     
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    He should be making a big pot of chicken noodle soup for you. And telling you to have plenty of hot beverages.
     
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    Go right ahead but until she gets a man cold, she is going to be like me a non believer

    When he gets home from work he makes me tea. But last night I had to beg my children from my death bed to make me taco soup. Hoping that the spices clear my sinuses

    This morning though he asked if I wanted to get my nails done when he gets home from work. Maybe by doing so it will turn it back into a normal head cold :4:
     
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    Sorry you're ailing, stay in bed and sweat it out. Hot spicy drinks or peach brandy is also a good option. Hope you get better soon young lass. joe
     
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    Get well soon, MommaJ. Sorry you had to learn a peril of manhood, hopefully you won't get a man-splinter, those things are the size of a 2x4
     
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    With that fear now I might have to stay away from wood completely. Lol I never knew you guys had it so rough.
     
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    May I recommend a hot toddy and a nap?
     
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    Hope ya feel better soon J.
     
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    That's the plan of the day since a steam hot shower didn't help.

    Thank you.
     
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    Are you sure it's a man cold? Or is it just a cold that "identifies" as a man cold? You can't be too sure.
    Cram your nostrils full of Vicks Vapo Rub, rub it on your feet and wear wool socks for the cough. Hope you get well.
     
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    If it's a "man cold", I find bacon, hot tea with butter rum and lots of sleep always help me feel better. Sending some smoke your way also.
     
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    Sorry, you are sick @MommaJ! But you made me bust a gut laughing! This happened to my wife last year. For me to call out sick, takes quite a lot, so when it happened to her after she was all apologetic and all!

    Get well young lady!
     
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    If you have a "man cold" then you should treat it the same way than men treat their colds....... 1/5 of Peppermint Schnapps, a spicy carne asada burrito from a food truck and 16 hours of action movies....

    BOOM!

    You're welcome.
     
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    Bummer about the cold! Feel better soon.

    My remedy is usually Nyquil shots and the Lord of the Ring series. Books if I feel up to it, otherwise all 3 movies.
     
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    Hope you are feeling better today! :)

    Man cold- now that's funny right there. Never heard it put like that before. :)

    I don't get sick very often. Maybe once every ten years or so. Typically for me, me getting a cold is having the sniffles for a couple of hours.

    My wife on the other hand, will seemingly get sick if someone with a cold drives past our house. :)

    Everyone is different, but the "man cold" thing. That's classic. I love that. :)

    Take care and get better! :)
     
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    In addition to hot soups (of your choice) may I recommend a product my allergist recommended to me; it's called Alkalol. Most pharmacies carry it (behind the counter - but NOT prescription), and only about $7. to $7.50 for 16 fl. ozs. (Which will provide treatments daily for a couple of months.

    Each day at the beginning of each shower I use one or two squirts in each nostril, usually by the end of the shower my sinuses have drained. It not only helps with head colds (by draining and cleansing the sinus), but in the several years I've been using the product I have not had one sinus infection. Prior to using it I'd typically have several yearly.

    It contains extracts and essential oils and may be used diluted with saline or water or used at 100% strength (which is what I use). It is not harmful but rather soothing and even relaxing. I'm a skeptic and not easily won over, but at least in my case (and my adult daughter's as well), it works!

    At any rate, for the meager expense, it might be worth a try!:44::)
     
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    Molasses mixed with something clear in a mason jar usually fixes this right up, followed by stumbling to the bed and climbing under a pile of warm blankets. Hope you feel better soon!
     
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    hello,
    Pussers Rum boiled & a nob of butter hold your nose.. down in one :eek: sweats it out of you during your wee nap. You'll feel better afterwards. Big HUG & passes the tissues. :)
    Regards
    David
     
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    You have my deepest sympathies!
    Many manly remedies have been recommended so I see no need of adding another. However it occurs to me that since you are accustomed to suffering milder "lady sniffles" in which you no doubt trudged along as most women do, you may not have realized that with a geninune "Man cold" you are entitled to (or even required to) be grumpy, whiny, and demanding as us men usually are! :26:

    Hope you feel better soon!
     
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    Get well soon.
     
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    Chicken soup with Tabasco Sauce works well. :) I'm never sure if a cold in the summer or winter is worse. Drink lot's of fluids.

    Best wishes on a speedy recovery.
     
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    Wish you a speedy recovery MommaJ and damn...just thought....schools are back now :33: I got sick about this time last year (pesky kids)
     
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    Now this is getting scary!
    @MommaJ has contracted a "man cold". I wonder if we fellas are now prone to "that time of the month"...
    o_O
    :17:
    :26:
    :29:
     
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    If we do, just remember the remedy for that is chocolate!
     
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    If you identify that way I'm sure there are drugs to make it happen. :23:
     
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    MommaJ, it takes a real man to admit when she's wrong!

    Get better young lady, it won't last forever. If you have a cough, buy some Fisherman's Friend cough lozenges. They're 'magic' when it comes to stopping a cough. Seriously.

    Steve
     
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    Oh I knew it was a man cold the minute I picked up a war documentary book to read instead of a romance book. Not to mention trying to eat anything spicy I can find when normally I stay away from the heat

    Oh trust me I am grumpy, whiny and demanding to the point my kids and their followers are staying away

    Oh hush you men already suffer from pms every couple of months that us women wish you would just gett your period already

    Ooh man I totally forgot about Fisherman's friend. You really need some ummm to take those, they have the abilty to put hair on your chest
     
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    Hmmm. Apparently I've had a man cold for the past twenty-five years.
     
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    Bwahahaha!
     
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    I feel your pain. My kid signed up for soccer too.
     
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    Man cold, huh? Catch anything?

    Fishing.jpg
     
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    All my favorite cures have been mentioned above . I will second the Vicks vapor rub on the feet with wool socks it works!!!! Next is a shot of Rum in a hot glass of spiced cider. And then just a shot of Rum. Next as many blankets as you can stand don't kick them off you got to man up and sweat it out. I hope you get better soonor your house will be a wreck. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
    Kevin
     
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    During your this down time (and as you do penance for ill-treating your husband while he was ill in the past) look into Oregano Oil and Red Raspberry Leaf tea with honey for the next time. Also, avoid dairy.

    Information is presented throughout this thread:

    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/spices-that-can-serve-multiple-purposes.145545/#post-2562641

    Get better!

     
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    Get well soon! Colds suck anytime but especially at this time of year. It's just starting to get nice out!
    I'm a firm believer in Vick's. Chest, neck, nose. ( never tried on the feet). Hmmmmm
     
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    Get well soon ! Now last time I checked I was a man.
    What i do is put 750 mls' of good vodka in 1 gallon of OJ. Drink it all as fast as you can. I never know what happens next, but by the time I do that cold is gone.

    I don't drink either, except for being under the weather.
     
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    I know you are new to man colds so since all the good cures have been discussed I'll only offer this: It isn't really a man cold unless you milk it for sympathy for at least twenty four hours after you are feeling better. Sympathy during the worst of the symptoms doesn't count since you feel so bad you can't enjoy it. That is the true test.
     
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    hello,
    Vic rubbed into the soles of your feet does work & a 'wee cooch in the shawl' afterwards. :)
    Regards
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    Scots 'wee cooch in the shawl' to snuggle up wrapped nice & warm in a woollen shawl.
     
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    I normally drink lung tea but I ran out of it and I'm missing a few roots to make it and to order it pervade will take a few weeks I don't have.

    Hmm I use vodka in my tincture and I always feel better afterwards maybe it's not the herbs wheb the common ingredient is vodka

    I'll let you know if I survive the next few days. Otherwise my husband will gather all the sympathy at my funeral.

    Thank you for the translation. I would have thought oh never mind my translation is nsfw
     
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    Actually, child birth is the closest thing a woman will ever experience to what it feels like for a man to have a cold! Jus sayin' :4:
     
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    LOTS of good advice and anecdotes here!
     
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    Aye...
     
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    :18:
     
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    Oh yes he did. And well as a sufferer of a man cold and multiply deliveries I can honestly say that

    They all suck monkey balls.

    You can't breathe, you pee when you cough, your abs feel like they are in fire, your hot one minute and freezing the next, and you swear if you survive you will do anything to not end up this bad again. The only relief is to medicate be what ever means necessary but with the knowledge that tomorrow you will then feel the effects of said medicating.

    I have now survived 3 days of hell today marks day 4. I want to play with my knife but the coughing makes my body hurt and the pounding in my head makes me see double. So while the husband works and the kids are in school I think I might just attempt it. Around 1:30 My teen driver aka chauffer will be home to run errands for me so i can curl up and go back to sleep
     
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    4 days down, just think only 10 more to go. Ha Ha, get well soon young lass, that's an order. joe
     
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    @MommaJ
    Do you have the 'sound funny' type?
     
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    Do you mean do I sound the Nanny aka Fran Drescher? Yes yes i do
     
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