I've been sick for 9 days now.
I've gotten colds before, but this one has knocked me down. Nothing quite like waking up and having your eyes glued shut by all the crud that seeped out through tear ducts.
I haven't missed a day of work, however I have left quite early each day.
You can take all the vitamins in the world, but if you trap yourself in a car for a 3 hour car ride with your wife who had been sick for a week; you are screwed.
She is still coughing and blowing her nose and she has had the dang thing more than 2 weeks now.