Today was supposed to be my day off. I was going to meet with my brother and some friends and watch the Yankees home opener at a bar. Instead, I'm stuck on the couch hacking a lung all day.
The most annoying part of a cold for me is when it progresses to the stage of persistent coughing. When I start coughing a ton, two strange things happen: the back of my skull gets itchy, and my tongue gets cut (it involuntarily pushes itself into the edges of my incisors).
I can fully relate. I haven't left the house in two days and woke up this morning feeling like my throat had been scrubbed with sandpaper.