Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pickle, pickle, pickle...

How's ...aaaachhhhhhoooooooooo....everyo .....chhhhhhooooooooooo..... everyone doing?

I have been really sick (by my standards, no doctor visit or hospitalization needed yet :p ) these last couple days. I had been sniffling and sneezing the whole week, but the spring cleaning created complete havoc. I am allergic to all types of trees, grass, weeds, and pollen. And...we cut down 3 trees, I dragged them through a huge patch of 4 feet tall weeds and threw them out on the street.
My system did not like that. At all.

Yesterday was the worst. I sneezed ALL DAY. My husband was totally enthralled, that someone can sneeze so much! He was a complete sweetheart, made me juice and dinner and everything. Whenever I have a problem, I expect him to solve it for me. So I said...

M(e): Do something!
H(im): Huh? Do what??
M: Stop my sneezing!

He gave me some incredulous looks (***Huh, me? What can I do to stop it?***)
Then he dragged my laptop closer to him and said
H: Ok, lets google for how to stop a sneeze...

A few seconds later he had this funny look on his face...
H: "according to The Guinness Book of World Records, had a sneezing fit for 977 days, and produced more than a million sneezes"...
M: Wow, that's, like, almost 3 years!!!
H: Yeah, you wanna break his record?
M: Noooo, thank you.

So he surfed some more...
H: You should never try to suppress a sneeze, it can cause pressure and brain haemorrhage!
H: A sneeze can travel at the rate of 100mph!
M: See...thats why!
H: You should look at a bright light and stop breathing.
H: You should look at a dark spot and stop breathing!

Finally, he found this video, which had text scrolling....
Don't do anything stupid like holding your breath!
Just say "pickle" 3 times under your breath, or out loud, whichever way.
This is guaranteed to work.

H: Try it, try it :-)
M: No! Its so stupid.
H: Still!
M: Ok, pickle, pickle, acccchhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooooooo, pickle!

Then he found some more interesting videos on that website, and quit his search for a solution to my sneezing. Every time I sneezed, he did ask me to stare at the light and quit breathing!

33 comments:

Pavi!!!! said...

LOL! so how u doin now gurl?

chanting pickle yet?? ;-)

carolinagal said...

Hellooo!!! Have you not heard of Benadryl?? The best remedy ever!!!! Will make you drowsy but will definitely get rid of the achhhoooss!! Claritin is a good non-drowsy med too..although for me anyways, it doesn't work for severe allergies.

Hope you are feeling better now :)

aneri_masi said...

pavi, still in bad shape :(

cg, i've gotten immune to the otc ones :(

anamika said...

You should try allegra 180. It has always worked wonders for me.

carolinagal said...

Awww...
Zyrtec is now available OTC..have you tried that? If not, your best bet is Flonase or Nasonex (prescription only). I use Nasonex and its pretty good.
Feel better hon. I know your pain...I suffer this every year!!

Oh yeah,,,and allegra.as Anamika suggested. Also only available by prescription :(

vEENs said...

heheheh achoooooooo hhehhe

soory yaar..itna funny likha hai :P!

oye doc se mill and medicines kha le :)

be better soon :)

Ankur said...

hehe... r u still sneezing lolzzz


dont worry u will be alright soon...

Take Care
Cheers!!!

Anjuli said...

Hey that was sweet...

get well soon :)

take care girl!

Cinderella. said...

Hahahaha...that was hillarious !
And you did try it, eh ? So will I..might work for me...

Jeej's Awesome !

--xh-- said...

wow, that was so funny to read :-)so, still acchhooo ing?
get well soon...

SambY said...

are u better yet masiji???? ...fauji ilaj is running....run....ur bod gets warm...and serilusly the cold goes away..for a short while though

SambY said...

dont take medicines for such a thing masiji

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aneri_masi said...

@ana, its not available OTC here :(

@cg, OTCs don't work for me at all. Am much better today.

@veens, abhi theek hai, so no doc :)

@ankur, the sneezing stopped yesterday, but I got quick sick, with fever, headache and totally weak :( Am much better today :)

@anjuli, yep, he's very sweet, been at my side, taking care of me even for something so small :)

@Ella, it doesn't work :)

@xh, yeah, I was feeling so miserable, that he was trying his best to keep me entertained :)

@samby, tum faijiyon jaisi body hoti to bimaar hi nahi hote na. I am a total weakling :(

c e e d y said...

wow
wear a mask though while working the yard...funny post - i like the idea of breaking the world record :) lol

everyone above has mentioned all the medicines and i have tried all of them in the last few yrs - this yr i did smg different - and touch wood it has worked

instead of taking anti histamins which dry up the cold in your body i took day quil for three days three times....it got rid of all the phlegm and luckily this year i am fine....(and i have it bad cause it goes upto wheezing)...

feel better - and try this - take brandy, warm water, and honey and sit wid your honey :) that will make you feel on top of the world

aneri_masi said...

@ceedy, my allergies are also pretty bad. I had taken those shots and all (twice a week for 2 yrs!), about 7 yrs back. Had been fine since then, seems to be coming back this year :( Upar se zyaada shaana banne gaya tha apun, no mask nothing, and did all that yard work! Will try both your suggestions! Thanks!!!

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

lovacetrizine hcl is good against allergic sneezing..so is avil...but the best way is ...hot n steamy chicken soup wid lots of pepper :)

ur husband is a real sweeetheart
:)
get well soon...

Cinderella. said...

Are ya better now di ?

Neeku said...

LOL... you hubby is funny... ekdam majakiya che :D

guess me sneeze every single day... its a weird discovery I noticed since my high school days... i sneeze every single day... AT LEAST ONCE !

Don't laugh ! I am dead serious right now! haha... its true ...

Anyways, BLESS You ! and hope your allergy goes away soon ... :)

Take Care

Ankur said...

**the sneezing stopped yesterday, but I got quick sick, with fever, headache and totally weak :(

how r u feeling as of now... i hope u doing alright now... :)

Have Fun... and jeez u r lucky to have such husband... now write a post sayin all goody goody things abt us, MEN :D :D

Take Care..
Cheers!!!

carolinagal said...

How are you feeling now?

aneri_masi said...

@sourish, yep, he made me some soup too..which I was too weak to drink on my own, so he put it in a glass and all...whatever works types!

@Ella, much better, but still "resting" as per Dr. Husband's orders :)

@neeku :) Awwww...please let me laugh :)

@cg, getting better, will be a shiny new penny tomorrow :)

@ankur, yeah, kal ayega ek lammmmba sa post about how one particular guy is SO nice. Its my birthday today, and he's put me in my room and asked me to stay put, while he's been busy as a bee all day! The secret is still to be unveiled yet, abt what he's been upto!

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

happy bday tha aapka???

happy bday to u
:)

Ankur said...

mera ek comment publish nahi hua... was it objectionable???

i hope i havent written anything wrong :(

Take care :)

aneri_masi said...

Ankur, nahi to, tumhara comment offensive kyu lagega? You are always so very nice and sensible. Blogger kha gaya hoga tumhara comment :(( Kya likha tha, batao, batao?

Ankur said...

kya baat kar rahe ho... :(((((

maine aapko itna lamba B'day wish likha tha yaar... :(

Chalo koi na..

Wish u a very very happy Birthday...
may god bless u with good health...
wish u all the good luck for ur future endaevors...
wish u prosperity and peace...
:)
Have a Rocking day ahead...

and i said then... let him work hard and u party harder... :D

Cheers!!!

P.S. sabke baare main likho na... phir aapke unke baare main last main 1-2 lines likh dena :D :D

Ankur said...

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david santos said...

I loved this post and this blog.
Have a nice weekend.

ceedy said...

dava ke daru try kariyu???

how are you feeling!

I am said...

ha ha ha ha..'pickle pickle' this is hilarious :))

~ ॐ ~ said...

ob boy !!!!

thats to too much

Rhapsody said...

I like that :)..pickle pickle pickle...lol

Lakshmi said...

funny :-)