The throat is raw

…coughing like a wizened old lady. The eyeballs are bloodshot. The face is swollen and puffy. Yesterday at the mall playzone, little children stared at me in horror and parted way to allow me to pass.

The best part about it all? Cant get anything edible down this ravaged throat, so am on complete liquid diet. Yup. Thats my silver lining to this cloud. Hopefully, two to three kilos down by the end of it all. The trouble is, the first place the fat starts getting a move on is the face. Will probably do a Marlon Brando and stick in some jowls for face fat later, rather than look heroin chic.

Bring on the sympathy, am feeling hacking racking miserable!


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published eight books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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12 Responses to The throat is raw

  1. ~nm says:

    O-oh! Bad throats are such a pain in the…err..throat 😛

    And yes that’s the silver lining of getting sick for sure 😀

    But I hope your throat gets well real soon so that yo ucan gorge on those paani-puris


  2. Suki says:

    Awww… lie down with a warm blankie and a nice latte.


  3. d says:

    hacking cough? Mom’s old tried and tested, world famous (in my world) remedy – generous pinch of turmeric power in half a cup of hot milk . khaansi ki chchutti . Thrice a day for best results.


  4. waitingforsunshine says:

    Adding a lil bit of Jaggery to the concoction mentioned by d works for me… Take care Kiran and get well soon.


  5. Been there before (as evidenced by the link to my “Day Sixteen” post contained in the possibly related posts section). I hope you have a quick recovery!


  6. preethi says:

    poor you.. hugs.. and now is the time to exploit on the sympathy of the hosuehold.. make them do all the work!!


  7. Awwww…That’s tough luck. Hope you feel better soon. Gurgling with hot/warm water helps along with some rest. Hugs.


  8. I got rid of life long throat problem this Feb, with Homeopathy. Belladonna and Dr Reckeweg R1 work magic. God knows what they do, but from being feverish, hurting in the throat and miserable one evening to waking up to a throat that was my good old healthy throat, next morning- I am still marveling at it. Any homeopathy doctor will guide you if you want more details. I ask my chemist to get it for me.


  9. chandni says:

    awwwwwwwwww… get well soon.


  10. Priyanka says:

    This cough/cold thing seems to be doing rounds in Mumbai.
    Poor you. Throw your weight around, act doubly sick and get others to do your work. Look at the bright side, the weather is sooo perfect for snuggling in the bed!! Hope you get well soon.


  11. Kiran Manral says:

    Hey all. Better now. But had a scare while it lasted. And as for sympathy and tea, and being let off household duties. Probably, if the husband is bearing my pall to the crematorium will I not be expected to do pick up and drop duty.


  12. DotThoughts says:

    ouchie. hugs.. you pooor lil puppy, you. of all the people in the world, the germs have to find you. its not your fault lady.. you are an angel. those miserable lilr nasty germs. how will you pay for your sins making lady K sick, you il rascals!

    Hugs K. that made you feel better?


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