Monday, September 8, 2008

Jeg er syg

Yep, I'm sick. A cold. I hate having a cold. And I really, really, hate having a cold without a full supply of NyQuil - the "coughing, aching, sniffling, sneezing, stuffy head, fever, so you can rest medicine" (I probably got that in the wrong order, but my head is a bit cloudy at the moment).

I am married to a man who doesn't do pills. He suffers through the cold. I don't like to suffer through it - I whine.. alot. Knowing that I wouldn't be able to drop into the local gas station or supermarket for any cold medicines, I knew I had to get myself to the local apotek before closing time. So, when Ole got home, I convinced him to go with me so he could help me pick something. Well, there isn't a whole lot to choose from.

The only 2 things I recognized on the shelf were Benadryl and Visine, neither of which really fit the bill. I asked about cold remedies and/or cough syrup. The first suggestion was something you dissolve in water, like alka-seltzer, but for your throat - or something. That didn't seem to be quite what I was looking for. I asked about cough syrup again, there was some chatter in danish and a gesture from the apotek woman running her hand up and down from her throat to her chest and I nodded thinking maybe we were getting to what I was hoping for. They had a small bottle and a big bottle, so Ole, fearing my whine, chose the big one. I whined a little and asked her if it was cherry flavor - no such luck. I took the bottle anyway.

So, from there, we stopped into Rema (it's next door). Now I wanted some fruit juice. I really wanted grape juice but it appears you can't get that here, which I find odd as I always figured that to be rather universal. So, then I chose some other berry juice product that came in a milk carton. Well apparently, it's a concentrate (1 bliver 5!). Found that odd as well - I'll get over it.

As we were leaving Rema I was commenting on the fact that I was missing the full aisle of cold remedy choices typically found in a US grocery store. We then noticed a couple things in the toothbrush section - one called "Vaek i morgen" (gone tomorrow) and the other was a mentholated rub (like Vap-o-rub!) so he grabbed one of each of those.

So here are my defenses against the common cold for the next few days. Maybe one of them will make me feel a bit better!

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  1. I am so sorry you are sick...and lacking in fitting meds! You need a trip to the states to stock up on meds before cold season hits! LOL

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  3. yea..that stinks. you should see my medicine cabinet. benjamin laughs at my collection of american remedies but it's too hard to make the switch to the Danish "grin and bear it" philosophy after so many years of the american way of "take two of these and call me in the morning". wish you a quick recovery and hopes that one of those boxes/bottles fits the bill.

  4. Væk i morgen? Funny name for a medicine. But I hope you'll get well soon, like the name of the medicine above.

  5. So sorry your sick. Denamrk sounjds just like Norway, My hubby is also one of those who would prefer to suffer rather than taking a pill. He has however learned it is silly to suffer through a cold... so we STOCK up on all kinds of cold med.s when we go home... Hope you feel better soon!

  6. Feel better! It's sad that grape juice doesn't seem to exist up there! If I could send you a carton from France, I would. Hope your meds do the trick and you are back on your feet soon!


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