Friday, 12 February 2010

Cough it up, it might be a gold watch.

Cough it up, it might be a gold watch. One of my nan's many pearls of wisdom, most of which make no sense at all. Has anybody ever coughed up a gold watch? I think not!
Mike has managed to find himself another chest infection. (It's a shame he couldn't find a winning lottery ticket at the same time.) He started coughing last Thursday but insisted it was nothing, just a dry tickle. I eventually forced him to go to the doctor's by making the appointment myself and of course I was right! The doctor has given him some lovely 500mg antibiotics and a mountain of painkillers. I wish he would take things just a bit more seriously, it's great to stay positive, but ignoring things isn't a terribly good idea under the circumstances.



  1. Hi guys,
    I think doing a blog about your struggle with this is a very brave thing and I admire you both for your honesty and courage, humour is a wonderful thing, so is sarcasm, often helps you cope.
    I wouldn't worry about negative comments from people, I will be checking in all the time, just to see what's happening,
    love Lynne (and Dave)

  2. My great auntie Lena would say "keep coughing it might be a piano" which made no sense at all until i stumbled across the gold watch reference. It actually alludes to coughing until you spit out a gob of phlegm - yuk!!