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    Default Nasty bug/uke in hospital!

    No, I'm not the one in the hospital, but that's what I call the luthier shop when my uke is sick. The day after I took it in for intonation work, I caught a nasty bug.
    I've gotten laryngitis, and we have a gig Saturday evening. I'm one of three singers. Right now I sound like a bull alligator.
    And we have a meeting tomorrow with Corey Bergman, so I can't exactly keep my mouth shut.
    Any hints? I'm trying to be quiet, drink lots of throat coat tea. Cough drops have become my candy. The post nasal drainage is copious, but intermittent. It causes a lot of sneezing and coughing.
    At least the timing seems good, I don't feel much like playing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    Right now I sound like a bull alligator.
    Change the name of your group to "Alligator Acapella"?

    Get well soon!

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    Seems to be a couple of virus floating about, both sides of the pond; speedy recovery.
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    2 drops of essential oil of Peppermint in a boiling cup of hot water, sniff the aroma and drink the cup as it cools down.

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    In an empty tea bag, put 1/2 tsp each of ground cloves, thyme and turmeric. Steep it together with a bag of green tea, then add lemon and honey, and drink slowly. Hope you and your uke feel better soon!

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    bring some chicken soup to the luthier lol
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    Thanks everyone!
    Starting to feel better, actually went to a 4 hour meeting yesterday and didn't fall asleep!
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

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    Include this song in your set list-Its not the cough that carries you off its the coffin they carry you off in...
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    Ha ha Larry, I'm still here. But I am coughing up copious amounts of snot. I don't have to say mucous anymore, I'm not a nurse now.
    My dear little uke is out of the LoPrinzi shop now, what a difference. And I love the Worth Clear strings on it.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    ... But I am coughing up copious amounts of snot...
    Mucinex and Vick's Vapo Rub always worked for me. Sometimes also adding Flonase or similar nasal spray helps too.

    Hope you feel better!
    -Joe......Have uke, will travel...

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