when is your surgery scheduled? Wouldn't that just totally suck to have to push it back because of a head cold. Get lots of fluids, vitamin c and rest. Contact your surgeon asap and see what they say. I hope hope hope you are well enough to go ahead a scheduled.
I had a head cold last week and was able to get rid of it enough to have surgery yesterday. I drank lots of fluids, ate brothy soup and made a tea concoction with green tea, lemon and honey that I drank every night. I did notify my doctor and he prescribed an antibiotic to make sure I did not get a bacterial infection. You have some time, make sure you rest enough too. Good luck!
If your surgery is Oct 1(as it says in your info) you should be able to clear the cold enough in 2 1/2 weeks. Just take really good care of yourself and rest more than you normally would with a cold and drink lots of fluids. See your doctor if you think it is anything more than a cold or if you have a fever.
My entire family had this and I wanted to make sure I would not get it. I have been taking Zinc and Vitamin D and I really upped my fluid intake. I was told that these were both okay by my doctor. Also I was informed to stop Vitamin C a week before surgery but felt that I did not want to take anything that might thin my blood. They have worked wonders. I have had a bit of a runny nose but that is my allergies, as they kick up this time of year.
I hope you can kick the cold quickly. At least you still have a couple of weeks. Also it would not hurt to see your doctor just in case.
I remember hearing a natural cure- may have been for soar throats/coughs- I forget for now but completely natural so worth a try under the circumstances. Peel an onion add some sugar, leave overnight and drink the juices tat run off in the morning