I returned to work today after being absent with the flu for almost two weeks. I still don’t feel 100% yet but I’m ready to get back on the horse. Most of the aches and pains and other symptoms have gone but I am left with this horrible cough. I have this tickling high in my chest and as soon as I say more than 3 words, here comes the cough. My doc says it’s the vestiges of the flu. It’s viral and it will pass, give it time and take some cough medicine, he says.
I have some home remedies, honey and lime/lemon; you know the ones, and I am also taking Robitussin cough formula. I can see a slight improvement since Friday but I am not near better yet. So I guess the medicine for me to completely heal from this point on is time.
Doc recommended some other stuff for me to take but I opted to stay with the Robitussin. This is the household remedy for my family for years. It works well, the taste is easy and it is easy to find. The kids have taken it for as long as I can remember and they know to go for it after a few days of a lingering cough or cold. Of course they have graduated up to the adult formula now and it goes down just as easy as the kids formula.
Their tagline is "Robitussin has a formula that effectively relieve all of your cold symptoms - even mucus." "You can find a formula that is righ for you." This is true!
I had a good day at work today. The weather was good and folks were happy to see me back. I was happy to be back. Let's see how the rest of the week progress. I know one thing for sure is this; I know where I went wrong and I will tell you. Please take heed, ‘cuz it’s ugly. The things I failed to do or to do well are the same old things that we know to do but don’t. We take chances, we get careless, you know, we feel invincible, I got the flu shot so I'm safe, but watch out! Chop down!
So please remember this:
Wash your hands often. Keep a bottle of antibacterial stuff around and use it if you can’t wash.
Make sure you get your daily dose of fruit and veggies.
Take your vitamins and bump up your vitamin C.
Get plenty of exercise because it builds your immune system.
Get lots of fresh air. Let the fresh are in. My husband usually tells me to 'open the windows and exchange the air in the house. '
Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.
Get plenty of rest. Really get plenty of rest – go to bed early, take a break and relax. Pamper your self a bit. And take time for yourself with friends.
I skipped most of these things over the last three months if not longer especially the rest and the exercise things and see where it got me!?
I am going to take my time to gear up to my usual level of activities and I will be getting my rest and exercise. After all I have a weight loss challenge to get to. I also hope to take time with friends and get to know you, my new friends better.
Thanks for all your well wishes. They certainly helped.
Have a great week!!!!