Yuck. I am the worst patient a nurse could treat. The worst! I rarely get sick and especially sick enough to stop my "to-do" list and hit the couch for a morning. I don't like to take medicine but I hate to just lay around and rest and recoup as anyone would tell me I should do. It all started this weekend with a little sniffle and it has now blown into a full proportion coughing,sneezing, itching, sore throat, sore body, throbbing head kinda sick! Yuck yuck yuck. So, my big question is about baby. Is baby sick if I am sick? He sure has been wiggling alot the last few days. I hope those aren't coughs or sneezes. And not only did I not really like to turn quickly to medicine before I was with child in belly now - even more so! What if he gets addicted? I would hate to hurt him and me not be able to explain to him what is going on in there.
Do you have any home remedies you swear by? I would try anything right now! Poor Amos just lays beside me while I cough and sneeze and hack away and I know he wants to help if he could. I love to have him here when I am sick or sad or lonely. What a perfect friend!
Oh, yesterday I did go to Teavana in the mall during my break. My favorite mall companion who works in the store next to where I work is always giving me health advise. He started doing this when he saw me in the Starbucks line and then saw my bulging belly. I like him so I welcome his opinion (but I sure hate it when people who don't know me give me their opinion walking through the mall. 'Excuse me ma'am, should you be walking the mall when you are pregnant?" "I wouldn't wear jeans if I were you.....they'll harm your baby." "Oh my, I NEVER drank coffee when I was pregnant!" For real, I get these comments all day long and I just smile and drink my latte!) Anyway, my buddy, Tion, tells me I should check out the Peppermint and "To LIfe" tea at Teavana in the mall. I have never thought much of Teavana. They always offer me a sample when I walk by and I graciously decline thinking all those teas and all the tea paraphernalia are for people with dreadlocks who don't believe in make-up. Sorry, it's just my thought. I may be a slight naturalist but certainly not an extremist. Sure enough, as I took my first steps in to my soon to be favorite place - all of the workers had dreadlocks and had most certainly forgot to wear make up but it didn't matter! The smells took over my nostrils and my lungs and before even sipping everything seemed to open up. I could breathe again and slowly as I sipped on my new favorite thing my sore throat began to wane. I ended up making two stops yesterday and basically drinking a whole kettle of tea! Next time you walk by try a sample of the tea of the day. I may venture out of my cave today just for this treat to my throat. (Unless, honey, do you want to bring me one???? Honey, do you even read this thing? )
I wish I had soft tissues for my nose. Never again will I buy cheap toilet paper! In honor of my nose and this cold I vow to NEVER again buy the cheapest toilet paper on the aisle. Maybe a bath will help......
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