OK, I suppose my post *was* a bit silly as it's not as though you really claimed to have had your cold for three months. I'm sorry about that, honestly. I was sort of having fun and since the book I mentioned was much in my mind (the 1918 flu' still retaining its ability to shock me with its sheer immensity), I thought I'd bore everyone else with it.
I do apologise if I seemed to make fun of your cold, and I'm glad to hear that it's gone.
Thanks, also, for the reference to the salt water in the nose thing: I actually do love bits of vaguely trivial but in fact interesting factual information like that. I *can* see how people would do it now, although not for me, I think. It would scare me.
Now are you going to tell the ladies on the board any more about this
... A 19-year old stud ...