Moms couldn't speak for 2 days (thank god for that) and dad was bedridden and hasn't gone to work (first time ever) although I tried to dodge it like it was aids alas... here I lay.
If it is possible to die from the cold I am possibly headed down that road.
"Acute viral nasopharyngitis, or acute coryza, usually known as the common cold, is a highly contagious, viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system, primarily caused by picornaviruses (including rhinoviruses) or coronaviruses.
Common symptoms are sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and coughing; sometimes accompanied by 'pink eye', muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, muscle weakness, and loss of appetite. Fever and extreme exhaustion are more usual in influenza. The symptoms of a cold usually resolve after about one week, but can last up to two. Symptoms may be more severe in infants and young children. Although the disease is generally mild and self-limiting, patients with common colds often seek professional medical help, use over-the-counter drugs, and may miss school or work days. The annual cumulative societal cost of the common cold in developed countries is considerable in terms of money spent on remedies, and hours of work lost.
The primary method to prevent infection is hand-washing to minimize person-to-person transmission of the virus. There are no antiviral drugs approved to treat or cure the infection. Most available medications are palliative and treat symptoms only. Megadoses of vitamin C, preparations from echinacea, and zinc gluconate have been studied as treatments for the common cold although none has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency."
Well for a few days anyway.
I have to head to the kitchen, my friend Gustavo S (Who famously INVENTED the phrase F.O.B, Food over Bitches) said that vitamin C is good, which the Wiki article implies, so I'm going to overdose on that now, if I don't make it alive... whoever reads this can have my dreamcast.