Monday, October 19, 2009

Swine Flu

Well, most of you know I have been sick since Oct 1st. This is an update on my adventures with the Swine Flu.

I have actually been feeling better! I was so happy to feel good on Friday that I over did it. Just 3 small jobs around the house used every bit of energy I had! So I am taking things slower. More turtle-like.

Some have asked about this, so here is a short version.

Sept 30 is when I started to feel like I was getting sick. The next morning - it was full blown!!! Mostly it was in my head and throat. My ears felt like I had gone up in an airplane without being able to "pop" them. So uncomfortable and painful!

After 2 weeks, my head began to clear a little and it went into my lungs. Then the coughing began!!!! Me & my bladder HATE coughing!!!!!

Now the cough is still there, but not so bad.What did I do/take for it? I did everything I knew about -- all of my Mom's things, some over the counter things, Emergne-C, reflexology (thumbs and sinus on hands), any herbs I had that dealt with sinus, V-8 juice, SunBreeze, Vicks, and LOTS OF REST!!

No, I didn't go to a doctor--no insurance. But I did everything he would have told me to do, and saved the $70-$90 to buy what I needed.

Overall, I have had a reasonably easy bout of this piggy flu! And somehow, Hubby & Dear Daughter have not gotten it. That is the biggest blessing of all! I worked on not spreading it!

Have on hand:
Kleenex - I have used 4 boxes so far.
Over-the-counter medications you prefer.
Vitamin C
Emergen-C (or Airborne)
V-8 juice (ask if you want to know why this & not fruit juice)
Vicks & Sunbreeze
Humidifier
Cough Drops
Masks (to avoid spreading it)
Lysol (to avoid spreading it)
Purell type hand sanitizer (to avoid spreading it)

2 comments:

Sharla Jordan

So sorry to hear that you have been battling this for so long. It was a bummer that I didn't get to see you this weekend. I hope you are recovered very soon.

The Roberts Family

That sounds horrible!!! I'm glad you're finally feeling better. There's nothing like a temporary bad sickness to help us appreciate the way that we feel when we're not sick...even if we're not in good health to begin with. :)