Friday, December 10, 2010

snot face

This is where I've been held up the last few days...


It started Monday and Tuesday with a full feeling in my throat, not quite a sore throat, but on the verge. I drank lots and lots of fluid, went to yoga, and tried to stave off the sickness with positive thoughts.

Wednesday morning came and I felt like I had been hit by a truck. My head was killing me, I had a low grade temperature of 100.5, body aches, and stuffy head.

Beautiful, right?


I somehow managed to drag myself through Target to buy a few essentials and the rest of my days have been spent indoors for the most part.

I've been drinking about 2-3 liters of fluid each day, taking Vitamin C and Echinacea, which may not even be doing a damn thing since I'm already sick, but I figured it wouldn't hurt...
(..also an un-pictured Excedrin. It's the only thing to stop my headaches, fever, and body aches)

 ...drinking this tea, which has a 10-15 minute steep time!


Trying to keep my snotty tissues from piling up around the house...

Each day I've been taking 2-3 hot baths. I think it's becoming a bit OCD for me. I love to just soak in the hottest water possible because it warms my bones and it opens up my sinuses.


I've also been using my neti pot about 3 times per day and I swear that it, along with everything else I have done, has cut my sick time in half...



Late yesterday afternoon, I was feeling stir crazy from being on the couch and the sun was shining on the porch, so I put down a towel and basked in the light.
I feel like the sun is so healing...ah, Vitamin D...



Lots of homemade healing soup has also been ingested...



On a somewhat unrelated note, I wanted to mention that after my hot baths, I've been lathering my whole body in Organic Virgin Coconut oil...

The founder of Kelapo coconut asked if I wanted to try the product through Twitter, and she was kind enough to send me an 8oz jar. I have yet to cook with this brand yet, but it's lovely as a moisturizer.

Here's to health!

6 comments:

nurse XY said...

Hope you're feeling better!

lovelyascharged said...

Aww, sorry to hear it. I'm feeling like I'm fighting something myself...screw cold season, this sucks!

Luna said...

Hello :) I'm a new reader!I love your blog, you are so beautiful and sweet :) I hope you'll feel better soon!

Susan said...

Aww I hope you're feeling better!!

ajbonnell said...

Get well soon!! Now I'm worried because I've had this dry feeling in my throat/lungs for the past couple days.. I hope I'm not coming down with anything!

nurse XY said...

Feeling better yet?