Monday, November 22, 2010

Paying the Price for Fishing a Cold Front

 I guess sometimes one has to endure the pain of a fishing trip, and this past week was no exception.  After coming off the water Thursday evening I felt I was coming down with a sore throat, coughing and slight fever. Spending most of Thursday night awake back at home with coughing and sinus drainage, I decided to go to the doctor Friday. I found out I had contracted a serve sinus infection with swollen glands in my neck caused by the sore throat and constant coughing. The doctor gave me a couple of shots and medication for the next 10 days. As of today I am still not on top of the world but feeling some better. The doctor told me the windy conditions and dropping temps fishing those two days was the culprit. I can remember when I would merely wear off this type of cold, but as I get older I find that a trip to the doctors office is the only cure. I usually get one of these infections twice a year, in the spring and always in the late fall, so this is my fall infection. I didn’t anticipate getting sick on this trip because I always look forward to going to my brothers and his wife. Another thing I look forward to is the good food prepared by my brother’s wife and the buffet at the local restaurant. The gumbo, baked chicken and peach cobbler is something hard to beat for lunch, and of course the prepared supper meals my sister-in-law spreads out. Being with family is a big part of my life, and my wife and I are looking forward to family time this coming Thanksgiving. Here’s wishing all you guys a great Thanksgiving with your family.

10 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

Hope you do feel better, I'm sick myself. I do hope you and your family have an awesome Thanksgiving.

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Shoreman said...

Morning Bill. Getting old is hell, isn't it. We all have our "things" we get. Mine is that inner ear thing, yours is that sinus thing. It's the price we pay to get out and about as we age. The good thing about being old, is that we've put in our time, now lets get out and fish some more.

Mark

Jason said...

get better soon...I know my family has been bitten by the flu bug too....I have got symptoms but for the most part didnt get to sick....Happy Holidays...

troutrageous1 said...

Sorry to hear you're a bit under the weather, but it sounds like all that great food makes for a perfect remedy. Rest up and have a great Thanksgiving!

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Michael
The food outweights the sinus infection.

Bill Trussell said...

Jason you don't want this sinus infection---not good

Bill Trussell said...

Mark I have had inner ear and I would take the sinus infection anyday. The medication was worse than the inner ear. My problem is i still think I can do the same things I did when I was 40---not anymore. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Rick
I know you get sick a lot more than most because you are in the woods this time of year hunting. Hope you get to feeling better. Thanks for the commmet.

Will K said...

Man down! Hope you are feeling better soon and back on the water in full-strength. Hope your Thanksgiving and time with family is wonderful and recharging for everyone. I'm sure many a fish story will be told around your table!!

Bill Trussell said...

Will sorry to say not feeling much better today. I need to get over this stuff by Turkey Day. Thanks for he comment