Nothing like the real thing


Like many others I’ve seen posting about the Interwebs this week, I’ve been suffering from a nasty cold/flu amalgam this week. But because I was already suffering from allergies, I initially misdiagnosed the problem as worsening of the original. That means I’ve tried a panopoly of remedies:
Zyrtec D; Claritin D; Johar Joshanda; chicken noodle soup; Gatorade; Mucinex (pills); Mucinex (nasal spray); Ricola cough drops and local honey. Nothing brought more than the most temporary relief.
Yesterday, I got a plate of nachos and literally covered them in fresh pico de gallo. I then chased it with 2/3 of a bottle of NyQuil. I slept like the dead for the better part of 15 hours and now feel human again for the first time in ten days.
There’s a lesson in here somewhere…

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.