No sooner did I announce that I was going to take it easy through December when I caught a virus and ended up in bed–total forced resting. This thing has knocked me out. It started when Bill got sick last week with a sore throat. I watched him cycle through a myriad of symptoms, slept next to him as he coughed and sneezed his way through the nights, and then felt victorious on Friday when I still didn’t feel sick. I thought/hoped I’d dodged the bullet. But Saturday I woke up with a sore throat and low to no energy.
What I hate about this kind of sick is that, since the main symptom is a lack of oomph, it leaves me a little confused about whether I’m ill or just lazy. But I know myself well–know that I can and do push through a little sleepiness–so I’m pretty sure this is the same thing Bill had, even though I’m not coughing (yet).
My naturopath told me that if I take 50,000 units of vitamin D and 3000 milligrams of vitamin C for 4 days, I could kick the sickness, but 4 days is the life of this thing anyway so, while I’m taking the prescribed vitamins, I’m not sure they’re helping.
I wonder what others do when they get a cold/the flu. Do you take the time to rest? Or do you have a secret cure you swear by? I’ll try anything, because I have a lot to get done and there’s only so much I can do from where I sit right now.