Well, naturally, the reason would be:
SO THAT (Hopefully)YOU DON’T GET THE FLU!
You’d think that I’d take that little tidbit of important information, store it in my brain and keep it there to
remind nag me to get the shot.
Well, I didn’t get the shot this year. I really regret it now because guess what!?!
Yip, I got the flu! Or should I say, the flu got ME. Glory be in heaven, did it ever get me and after almost a week, it’s still gripping on tightly.
Yes, I am feeling a lot better than I was last Wednesday and Thursday, thankfully, but sheesh, it’s probably the worst hit I’ve had of it, ever.
Or maybe because at 54, I can’t fight it off like I used to, which is even more of a reason why I need to be sure to get a shot every year.
So, I’m sure all of us, when we get sick, raid the medicine cabinet for things to help us get through it all. These are some things that I found to help me … although I just started with the Vitamins and Echinacea. (thank you Jen for the suggestions on that)
Let me tell you, as helpful as some of these products might be, I have some serious complaints.
These little Nyquil capsules gaze at you so prettily from their plastic.
But no matter what curse words you might use along with the ripping and pulling, you can’t get these capsules to be released without a battle.
Inevitably, you think you’ve won the battle only to have one capsule land on the floor between your toes while the other capsule remains tightly embedded, blatantly inviting you to a rematch.
We should not have to go through such stress just to take medicine.
My other complaint:
I want to take some of this liquid stuff to help my cough. Let’s look for the dosage
Crap, all these little tiny letters and there’s no dosage directions on this label.
Turn the bottle to the next side ….
So now, my eyes have adjusted to my surroundings and I go to pour the liquid into the convenient little cup they’ve provided, only to see, or rather NOT SEE ….
So much work, so much aggravation to go through, just to get 2 stinkin’ tablespoons of medicine.
Until just now, in the daylight, with me feeling a little better, do I see that 30 ML marking on the cup.
Want to know what I did before though? Now, I don’t recommend that everyone do this because overdosing on any medicine can not be a good thing, but I filled the darned cup all the way to the top and drank it down. My fevered brain rationally decided that if they gave me a little cup this big, it was meant to be filled to the top.
Two very good things have come out of my flu illness!
First thing is, of course, I’ve lost a lot of weight! YEA!
The second, really good thing is that my knee has no more pain!
I twisted my knee a few months back, whoa… it was actually back in November .. and even though it was getting better, every once in a while, I’d do something to twist it again, only to aggravate it. The pain was always there, warning me to be careful. With all the rest I’ve taken, barely moving from my spot either in bed or on the couch, the pain is completely gone from the knee!!
See, there can be blessings with anything!
I am feeling much better now though, thankfully. For those of you waiting for the wool packet prices and info for “Violets in My Garden”, please give me a few days to get back into my routine. I’ll have them available soon, I promise!
Happy Day everyone!