Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Sicko

Not feeling my best these days, I was thinking it was just a little cold that wouldn't go away. But no, it's a bacterial sinus infection. Yuck! So I'm on antibiotics and taking every kind of measure to get better and to minimise the drug's side-effects:

  • Lactose-free probiotics. There is a brand that is readily available in my neck of the woods that carries a choice of fermented rice or soy. 
  • Drinking lots of liquids like water, water with lemon, seltzer and the occasional juice. I feel like it's about to pour out of my ears, but I know it's good for me. 
  • Eating a bit less than usual since I don't have much appetite: scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes and lots of soups like chicken soup, onion, carrot & leek, squash&carrot. It's easy when I've already got a little stockpile in the freezer. Plus I'm getting lots of good vitamin C from natural sources.
  • Exercise. No reason to stop moving except some fatigue. Walking in the morning but not briskly, well-off my pace but still moving. Pilates and yoga in the evening. I'd rather curl up on the couch and watch some cartoons but that's my old fat girl's excuse. 
  • Rest. Getting a good night's sleep is essential. I do wake up to blow my nose but usually go right back to sleep. If I have trouble, I just listen to a short podcast or some soothing music and I fall asleep within 10 minutes.
Weight-wise I'm about the same, 170.7 lbs.

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    1. Thanks Gwen, I'm getting there slowly!

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  2. You are more committed than I am. There's no way I'd be out walking with a sinus infection. I'm a baby when I get sick. You'll find me with my blanket and dog on the couch watching Netflix. Good thing I don't get sick too often, LOL.

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    1. Oh I've been riding the couch big time Connie, but... I have been doing what I can to be active.

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  3. Ugh, sorry you're sick!! What you're doing sounds perfect...especially REST and FLUIDS!!! Hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Thanks Kirtley, I hope so too!

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  5. Hi Nikki, I read your last 3 blog posts and ended up commenting here. There's nothing much else to do with being sick except wait it out. It will be past in no time at all, and you'll barely remember it. So just get well. :-)

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    1. Thanks Marion :) I'm still sick but I'm over the worst now.

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