Not Feeling Very Well.

So I’ve come down with a cold again. Monday I was working and about two hours before I needed to leave I started to get a little something in my throat. By the next morning it had developed into a cold.

I talked with Angela, Mrs. Pierce, and later Mom about it, and it’s just silly to think I could come down with colds coincidentally before nearly every performance I’ve had in the past four years. Ninth grade: All State auditions. Tenth grade: All State Auditions, All State itself, Gondoliers I was desperately sick. Eleventh grade: Iolanthe, you all remember how I was sick up through the first week of performances. Caleb would remember how panicked I was all day. This year I wasn’t sick for All State auditions, but I was sick before our Christmas show. This weekend, Matt and I are doing the Mabel/Frederic duets at Masterworks, which is a festival for all the honors choirs in local schools. And I am quite sick.

It’s always my throat too, pretty much, something always effects my physical ability to sing. Logically that can’t be all by chance, becuse I don’t often get sick when I’m not singing, and almost always when I am. What do you think?


  1. Aunt Joni Said,

    April 3, 2008 @ 9:34 am

    I think increased stress decreases your resistance and thus you get sick. You need to be sure you get your rest. Be a hand washing fanatic. Be conscious of your general health.

    For now I agree with Matt – ginger root tea will help your throat. Get some ginger root. slice thin and chop a bit, pour hot water over and let steep. You can add honey if you like – I prefer plain, and so does Matt but U. Ted likes it with honey. It boosts the immune system as well.

    We will add a great deal of prayer :-D

  2. Sonja!! Said,

    April 3, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

    I think Aunt Joni is right – stress is probably an important factor. I know I always get sick around exams, and other times when I am not getting adequate sleep. Salt water gargles are wonderful – as hot and salty as you can stand to kill bacteria. Also, zinc is good for sore throats. You can take it either as a supplement, or in lozenges. My mom has both, if you would like to get some from her. Hope you feel better!

  3. Krissy Said,

    May 2, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

    Good luck tonight!

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