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Sick? Maybe…

on September 22, 2011
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower 2

Hibiscus Flower

Spent time today with my fellow blogger and friend, naturalbeautyvixen for a lovely several hours of carbs and caffeine.  On my drive home I started feel that ‘great, getting a cold feeling’ and by the time I got home I went straight to bed.

Now, I am drinking strong peppermint and hibiscus tea (thank you, Owens Acres) and dosing myself with Vitamin C capsules (with Rose Hips).  I have a box of Emergen-C Immune Defense Formula, which also contains hibiscus extract, but the stuff tastes absolutely hideous.  If I have to…

There’s no one to blame for this but myself.  Horrible stress, mixed with me not taking care of myself brought me to this place.   I admit, I wasn’t sleeping,  wasn’t eating right, wasn’t taking my vitamins, and now I am totally useless.  Well, that’s being dramatic.  I am not too far gone but I feel I am teetering on the edge.

What’s sad and funny about this situation is that I am not ignorant in how I need to take care of myself.  In theory is one thing, in practice is another.


Being unable to take standard OTC cold remedies (yet I long for the days I was able to swill Nyquil and call it a night) I have alternate ways to deal with a cold.  Tea.  Organic cough and cold salves.  Cough drops.  When it gets real bad, Advil for fever and Benadryl for the runny nose.  Hey, you have to do what you have do.  Sometimes staying home isn’t a luxury. Life does go on.

So, lesson learned.  I need to take care of myself better, lest I find myself in the situation I am in now:  blogging while listening to New Order.  When I started this post I was listening to The Smiths. *blushes*

Time for more tea…

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2 responses to “Sick? Maybe…

  1. I am guilty of the same thing. In theory it works but in practice much harder. So very true.Doctor heal thyself.Hope you are better real soon.:)

    • I totally agree. When it comes down to it, when you are in the thick of madness survival instincts kick in and the last thing you think about is how to care for yourself, all you want is the situation to be OVER with. So, here I am on the other side. *sniff*

      Thank you for the well wishes! I still feel I am borderline sick, I am still downing Vit. C and tea like there’s no tomorrow. Also, I called in to work so I can care for myself for a change. I don’t wanna be useless the entire weekend.

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