Hubby Tony has been chair of the group organizing a New Year's Eve dance at our church since August. That meant that even though I still had a hacking cough from a bronchitis diagnosis the show had to go on.
For a while I was afraid I would have to pass on the entire event. Instead, I let Tony do both his share and my share of the room setup and decoration while I stayed home and rested. Last night I showed up shortly before the doors opened to do my registration shift, checking in attendees at the door, then spent the rest of the night as a participant.
Over the course of the night I talked too much, which aggravated my cough. One of the people at my table mentioned the old wife's tale of going to bed with Vicks VapoRub on the bottom of your feet to clear up congestion, and I decided that it might be worth a try.The last thing I did before going to bed was get out the jar of store brand Vicks, rub large globs of it on my soles, then put on a pair of athletic socks before I toddled off for a good night's sleep.
I'd like to say that the Vicks was a miracle treatment that completely cured me of my hacking cough, but that would be an untruth. However, I did feel incrementally better when I rolled out of bed, the hack replaced by just a tickle in my throat. I'm still giving more credit to the antibiotics and time than anything else.
Five years ago today: Happy New Year 2013