Super, I however – am NOT!
I am FINALLY not feeling like a walking bucket of germs. I still look like it though. I will spare you the gore, but my eyes are seriously not white in places they should be. There is a correct term for it, but basically excessive broken blood vessels. I posted a picture on my instagram , but it got much worse after that. They just kind of burn and ache sometimes, but mostly I do not feel it. How did this happen?
Oh well- as soon as I was recovering from my asthmatic issues, bronchitis, and my self food poisoning, I caught the Norovirus.
I wish I could make this crap up.
1. I have NO idea how people do not jump off a cruise ship when they catch the Norovirus…
2. No I am not kidding. See my report about broken blood vessels in eyes, and get back to me after you Google causes.
3. While at it, look up Norovirus. I still want to re-write Wiki and tell them how simultaneous symptoms, and the violent nature of this should be cause for creation of a vaccine or drug to assist in not wanting to die.
I used to get sick like this before, when my thyroid was undiagnosed Hashimoto’s / hypothyroidism. ( Oh and I was working with kids, whom were always sick because their parents/guardians didn’t take care of them. Hello Strep Throat 100x)
A few months on Thyroid medicine, I really stopped getting sick every time I turned around- and Bonus my Migraines I have gotten monthly since I was 17 STOPPED. I usually know when something is up with my meds when symptoms start to creep back in, the extra foggy brain, a migraine, insomnia comes back, etc. etc. It is usually me not taking my meds 1 hour before eating. Thanks Synthroid.
Well I have all those symptoms, more, and now the constant illness back to back. I have an appointment ( that was rescheduled due to 10” of snow dropping on Missouri and shutting the entire state down) to get it looked at this month coincidentally so I am sure it will work itself out.
I made an urgent plea before going to California for Tinkerbell ( Sorry I am still waiting on pictures from my friend *cough* blog post ..someday ) I tried everything from my recovery bits, apple cider vinegar shot, EmergenC, Musinex, hydrating, EVERYTHING people suggested I threw the book at it. I slept for 3 days up until I left for Disneyland eating honey and cinnamon like it was going to cure me.
I basically had no idea I had Bronchitis, it was only 1 day of true sickness- and like 3 days of that weird stuffy nose/ unnoticeable symptoms prior to that. I am an asthmatic and most colds go right deep into my lungs and I have lots of issues sometimes. This was one of those times, Yay. I ended up in the Urgent care in Anaheim due to feeling like walking death because my lungs were not responding to y inhaler, and well Bronchitis.
I am one of those wait 10 days to call the doctor people, thing is I was sick, but running on pure adrenaline during my trip, and then just crashed the morning of my friends 10k. It was horrible. I assume all those remedies were helping as best as they good, but you really can’t kill off a bacterial infection like that. ( I will try anything, I just believe in the power of medication for curing what I had)
These home remedies were GROSS, besides the honey. I wont go into the full list of everything I tried- Just know I didn’t just throw the kitchen sink at that cold, I threw a damn house.
So what does work?
As a person with the ability to catch anything, I not so secretly will try anything. Jump on one foot, eating coconut oil, while pointed at a 90 degree angle at the moon will cure me? DONE. I am so there.
Now my husband sent my this article from CNN today, telling me to take note. Lets run through my version of their immunity boosting tips. ( Find the full article here)
1. Singing- Apparently sing, ALL THE TIME. It will make your immune system…. fight the good fight.
2. Laughing – Laugh a lot. It will make things happen in your cells. Good things. Then the more you laugh, the stronger your immune system will be. Spread this around, not your germs. Both are contagious.
3. Stress-busters- I am unsure if they will like my sit on the couch for two weeks watching Vanderpump Rules, and Criminal minds… Find your Zen Zone!
4. Probiotics- I can agree with this. When I was on my 24 Day Challenge, I took a daily probiotic- I was feeling invincible during that 24 days. Who knows if it was the probiotic..
5. Prebiotics- what? didn’t I just.. oh. No. This is different. Meh.
6. Human touch- Lacking? I mean seriously my husband has been gone it seems FOREVER. #isthisdeploymentoveryet. #Nextquestion
7. Meditation-I used to teach mindfulness to my clients. I believe it helps overall wellbeing for sure.
8. Solid shut-eye- Sleep, because aren’t we all getting 8+ hours a night? Ps. I laugh when I see “sleep hygiene, as it reminds me of what I had to write in my case notes when I helped people develop better sleeping regimens.
9. Moderate exercise- Exercise fights off infection? Good thing I did a half marathon ( plus a marathon walking around Disneyland) without any training. Just fighting that infection!
10. Human connection
“According to research published by the American Psychological Association, social isolation weakens immunity and compromises the body’s ability to fight infection. Social ties such as marriage, on the other hand, strengthen it. Feeling lonely? Seek the company of others — it will strengthen your immune functioning.”-
So I CAN blame this on deployment. Yes!
11. Greens- I do not know about you, but I struggle wanting to eat anything light and salad like during the winter. Bring on the chowders, stews, and sticky crock pot recipes.
Moral of the story? It is the Deployment’s fault I am sick all the time.
I don’t sing randomly alone, I laugh every day when he is home, He is the best stress buster just talking to him, Human touch?? , Shut eye ( I worry about him in the part of the world he is in) , Exercising together, and Human connection. Oh and he makes me eat salad.
Haha. This post took a funny turn. I decided to leave it this way after reading it over. You are welcome.