However, I am dealing with my cold/flu that after several months being surrounded by it, has finally got me.
The difference this time is, i am just accepting it. I am losing my voice, so what, i talk too much anyhow. I was running a low grade fever (100.0) instead of popping tylenol, i decided to let my body try and do its job. so i sorta imagined the heat of my body naturally killing the virus that has attacked it. Instead of getting frustrated with my coughing and sneezing, i am aware that this is my body's natural way to get rid of the junk in my lungs and sinus passages. my body is achy and I am tired, just my body's way of telling it to rest, rest so the body can do what it is designed to do.
IT IS WHAT IT IS.......... I am sick. and it must take its course...... when i lay down at night, the coughing gets worse, so why get so frustrated, that won't help... instead i come out to my living room, finally take Nyquil that i fight taking all the time, make a cup of tea infused with slippery elm and black licorice, focus on deep breathing, put in an old movie (Christmas movies now).... and i must admit, i fell asleep pretty quick, and slept well all night.
I don't take medications too often, but i do know that rest and fluids are the way to help the body fight the infection.... so nights of not sleeping just make things worse.
I've been using my Peppermint essential oils, my neti pot, chicken soup for most meals ( i am not hungry at all) and drinking tons of tea. i am really concentrating on exercising my lungs with deep breathing. So I feel sick, I look sick......... but i can still smile :0)
Blessings to all