So Thanksgiving, that amazing holiday of gluttonous feasts, is coming up in just a few days. Yesterday morning I woke up with a goddamn COLD. Not the worst cold in the world, but congestion at the back of my throat, slight sore throat, a little sniffling and sneezing, etc. Goddammit! I hardly ever get colds, and when I do get them, they make it impossible for me to enjoy anything. And I am going to be goddamned if I let this cold interfere with my enjoyment of Thanksgiving. By God, I am going to chase this cold out of my system and ensure that I feel 100% happy and healthy by the time Thanksgiving night rolls around.
How should I go about doing this? Is it even possible, in the way I’ve suggested, to flush a cold out? I already feel a little bit better today, although I have no idea if it’s going to keep improving over the next few days, or get worse.
What can I do to stop it from getting worse? Should I avoid being around other people who might also have colds? Should I change my clothes and shower several times a day so that the germs are not on me for long periods of time? Would it help me to drink a large amount of water?
What would you do in this situation? Is there anything I can proactively do to flush out the cold over the next few days, or at the least, ensure that it doesn’t get any worse?