January 14, 2011

Proactive





………………………………..........................Keeping life simple
………………………………..........................as my bronchitis succumbs
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These bugs are always a long haul for me. Usually I am still coughing at the end of 6 months. Yup, I am using over the counter Halls Defense, Halls cough drops, Zicam…I believe Zinc works, Nyquil, Aleve. I’m using a prescription nasal spray, an asthma spray, an apalliingly expensive powder spray plus all my usual meds. I am not using Marion B’s cough cure which was guaranteed to work: Scotch, Lemon, and Honey. I am using tea heavily larded with honey and lemon. Today is the fourth day of this, and I am being very proactive….all but food. He can take me out to dinner or order it in.

14 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you are sick, sweetie. With that arnsenal, you should feel better soon. Hugs.

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  2. I hope something works. That is no fun. Get plenty of rest, sleep if you can. And know I'm thinking of you.

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  3. I pity the little germs!! :) I think the zinc works, too -- remarkably. You may not be able to smell anything for a few days but it's worth it.

    Carry-out sounds great. Feel better, Maggie - meanwhile I'll work out for the two of us today.

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  4. Glad to hear you are making an effort to take care of yourself. I've found those nasty bugs seem to move on out quicker if I stop on the front end and take a day or two to stay in bed and sleep as much as possible, along with lots of liquids.

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  5. Aw, that's too bad. I hope your cough does NOT linger for 6 months.

    When I develop a cough, my doctor prescribes ORGANIDIN and an antibiotic -- both pills, as I hate syrups. Both do their job and I am fine within a month.

    Take care!

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  6. I hate it when the bug overstays its welcome. Make sure you do not over medicate and do not need an antibiotic!

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  7. Sometimes we just can manage food. Keep up the tea with honey and anything hot for your throat. Thaat's why chicken soup works...its the heat, not the chicken.

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  8. Bug Be Gone! You got all the bases covered now if the MR will keep the food coming all will be right! REST, OH and drink plenty of water!!!

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  9. Oh, Maggie, another winter, another bad cold. Please get better soon. Tea is good. So is sleep. As is letting yourself be pampered.

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  10. So sorry you're ill. My family likes the "hot toddy, hot bath and hot bed" cure. Even if you don't get well, you feel better. :)

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  11. Ack with all of that in your system, I'm impressed that you're awake enough to do a blog post! I hope you feel better soon. Great, colourful photo.

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  12. Chicken soup with peppercorns, chicken soup with lemon, chicken soup all by itself. Maybe it is only the heat, but chicken soup always makes me feel better.
    I wish you a rapid debugging!

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  13. It's the most annoying thing, isn't it? Same thing happens to me when I get sick. I sure hope you feel perfect really soon.

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  14. ah! you are healing with COLORS!! i succumb!! (feel better! hugs!)

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