Thursday, 26 April 2012


"My name is Vicious and I'm a hairy worm."
The three separate visits to the doctor didn't help.  First it was flu, with fever of 38.5 degrees C at one point. My entire body was on fire. Fortunately that only lasted two days but I’m now plagued by a vicious cough that won’t go away! It is as if I had accidentally swallowed a hairy worm. It would resurface at the edge of my throat without my prior consent, bringing on a bout coughing fits.

On some days I feel like a SARS victim. Commuters on the MRT and buses throw wary glances as soon as I start to cough. Passengers in the same elevator cringe. My colleagues have stopped trying to engage me any decent conversation because when I try to speak, the worm would come out to play.  At other times I croak, and no one understands a word.  When it gets too cold, I cough. When I try to sleep, I cough. There’s nothing more unbearable.

In another 15 days, Tammy and I will be on our holiday in Bangkok. I can't bear to think that I should miss out on all the tasty Thai food. Will someone please get this awful worm away from me!


Maki said...

Hi, I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling with the worm/cough. I would like to suggest you to increase humidity of your room with a humidifer or use a steam vaporizer. If you don't have them, you can pour hot water into a basin with a couple of drops of mint scented aroma oil. Then, you can put a towel in the hot water and twist the wet towel. After that, you can hang it around above your head. I hope you will be able to get rid of the worm soon!

Fun said...

Hi Maki, I'm still coughing a little but the worm seems to be behaving much better now!