Maybe I’ll become a nurse so I can NURSE myself back to health!
Then there was a night at the E.R. (don’t ask but p.s. everything is fine) and the bug invited his hospital cousins over. They laughed out loud at my zinc and probiotic. “Hahaha!” said the flu bug. “Hardy har har,” said the weird cousin who watched too many cartoons from the ‘70s. The E.R., plus one hubby who has been fighting a wicked cough, traveled for work and brought home cousin airplane-coughs, did the trick.
It’s been two nights of sleeping peacefully for five minutes, then a teasing tickle of the throat followed by a wild, resounding cough, waking and keeping me up until I can prove to hubby that my lungs are bigger than his since I’ve been able to measure them as they lay on the floor.
It’s mostly vitamins and preventative stuff. Some items I’m sure have expiration dates from 1982. But pills are not like milk. They might lose some “umph” but that’s it.
Besides the continued probiotic and zinc, I’ve added lemon to my tea, because this particular sour citrus has properties to prevent anything from turning green. I’m hoping this includes mucous. (Ew! Did I really just blog about my mucous?)
Vitadopholis is even stronger than a probiotic. They say the immune system starts in the gut, so, I’m going to decorate that gut with fancy, expensive good bacteria. Vitadopholis is like the Prada of probiotics. I don’t have a picture of Ricola or tissue boxes because we ran out and I know hubby and I will be bargaining as to who will run out to CVS to buy more. I’ll do the dishes for the next four days if he goes to CVS. (Maybe he’ll forget that I do the dishes anyway.)
Finally, I found an opened box of Emergen-C. I don’t even know where this came from. Maybe hubby bought it before flying to Korea. I’ve never tried it but I know people who swear by it. I’ll let you know if I swear.
Can you say, “Winter in New England” three times really fast, click your wedge heals and gargle with salt water at the same time?
I would LOVE to know if you have a secret, magical cure-all! If not, I’ll let you know when I start nursing school.