I’m dizzy!

Spinning coloured lights.

The photograph above represents an artist’s impression of how it feels to be living inside my head just now.

My throat hurts, my eyes hurt, I sound as though I’ve had a series of voice coaching lessons from both ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris and Leonard Cohen, and now I’m dizzy.

I’m off work today to recover. A day of rest, paracetamol, decongestant, Vicks Vaporub and Megazone pastilles ahead methinks.

In other news: Spot is back home now. We are now £212 poorer, but all the richer for having a more comfortable cat. (That makes him sound like a sofa!) Two hundred pounds?! They’re taking the piss!

Our task for the next seven days is to administer four separate medicines at various points throughout the day, including one where we have to open the pill capsule, pour half the contents (in powder form) down the cat’s throat, and then reseal the capsule in order to do it again eight hours later. Oh, he’s going to love that! (Irony.) Fun, fun, fun…!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

5 thoughts on “I’m dizzy!”

  1. You need Zinc!

    A few years ago someone told me to start taking Zinc tablets whenever I felt a cold coming on, and in my experience of the past few years, it really has some benefits. Basically it helps your body fight the cold off faster. The majority of colds I’ve had since being given this advice (probably 6 or 7 of the things) have lasted only 3 days – and only one day in each instance was bad.

    So go and get some Zinc.

  2. Zinc is good, especially for sore throats.

    Echinacea! That’s the baby. Get that down you for 4 weeks at the start of term and times when you think you may get run down or have greater chance of picking up germs…

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