Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Cold

The temperature dropped quite dramatically in Wenzhou a few days ago (at last). Not long after, I began to see a few students sneezing and moping around the training centre. As soon as I saw this I thought, "Oh great, it's going to be me next". Lo and behold, yesterday I caught a cold. I took my first class with no problems, then the second came. As I was talking to a student I began to feel dizzy and quite spaced out. This feeling lasted all day until I sank in bed and slept for ten hours. When I woke up this morning I still felt pretty hazy.  Working from 1pm - 9pm today hasn't improved matters either.

My saviour in this time of high temperature, blocked nose, and general drowsiness is Chinese medicine. The one I am taking is a herbal powder that you mix with hot water and drink like a tea. It smells quite aromatic and tastes sweet, not at all unpleasant. In fact, I enjoy drinking it very much. I have almost finished a whole box of sachets now, and find that the symptoms of a cold haven't even properly come to surface yet. I feel like they are waiting in the wings, ready to come out soon. I just hope my Chinese medicine is keeping them locked up until I am recovered. The only thing I am really suffering from is a complete lack of energy.

The medicine I am currently taking

I am so happy I have a day off tomorrow, I will try and make the most of it by spending as much time as I can in bed.

7 comments:

Elwin said...

I am sorry about the cold, chris. Wish you getting better soon.

大眼睛熊 said...

Ohh poor thing,hope u'll get better soon!! This chinese medicine works on me every single time,and i havent had a proper cold for years haha!! XOXO

...... said...

hope you getting back soon

Wayne Chao said...

wow,u should be happy for receiving so many wishes.^_^ but i must say u are brave for taking medicine made in China since i've known a lot of foreigners are afraid of doing that.be well soon!

Chris said...

Thank you for all of your nice comments! I am much better now, I think the medicine worked a treat :)

Mabel Poon said...

Sorry to hear that! Hope u everything is ok! Health is the most important thing indeed! When I teach in a class with students who have cold, I must wear a mask during the lesson in order not to be infected.

Chris said...

Thank you Mabel, I am fine now thanks to the medicine. I agree, health is the most important thing.