Seriously, is my brain melting and pouring out my nose? It simply will not stop! The damn nasal spray lasts exactly five minutes and 32 seconds, and I can only take it every three hours. I've drunk enough tea to save the Boston Tea Party a trip to the docks, my nose is so red it looks like I've tippled several bottles of champagne, and I sound like a frog.
I survived the concert last night. We only sang six songs (from the repetoire I posted a few days ago) and I got through it without honking like a goose, so that's good news.
Today is going to be more of a challenge. It's the concert at the Conservatoire, and I have a little trio to sing, in the middle of a song. However bad I felt yesterday, today is worse. There's not a damn thing I can do about it except work with what I've got, since all the pharmacies are closed on Sundays. I think adreneline got me through last night, but it's going to take a miracle to get through today. As far as I can see, the best case scenario is that my nose suddenly sees the error of its ways and dries up like a desert, and I go on as normally. The worse case scenario is that the prof tells me what I already know in the back of my head: that I have no business trying to sing with this cold and go the hell home. I'm hoping for something in between, in which I sing with the choir, but my little solo is reassigned to someone else (which is fine, I'd rather someone else sing it well than me try to sing it with a cold and sound like an idiot).
If you'll excuse me, it's time for the steam treatment...