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Friday, March 07, 2014

Last night was a rough night, all the congestion and soreness had moved down into my chest. I was so raw, every breath hurt, every cough worse.
I was hoarse and could barely talk.
I am feeling some better today, Only the cough is sticking around now.
I really want to try a walk, but wondering if its worth it to drive to the track and maybe walk a lap or two and get a coughing fit or get out of breath.
Besides, my foot has been killing me today, last night I awoke with something like a cramp in my foot, this is the foot that had been broken last year, and it hurt like crazy.
Enough that I was near to crying out!
Only the break happened on the outside of the foot near the little toe, and the pain last night was in the arch, up by my ankle bone.
My theory is, that I havent been wearing my arch supports, and putting too much pressure on my arch, being that I am flat footed.
So, I decided, walk or no walk, I am going to start wearing my walking shoes with arch supports around all the time.

I have been cleaning a little and find after only a few minutes, I begin coughing.
I really hope this is on its way out.
I was reading yet another article on the dangers of low vitamin d and of course, susceptibility to colds, flu, etc is one of the problems.
This is the 2nd or 3rd cold i have had since Christmas.
It is in the stage now where I am coughing up a lung, hard long coughing, til I turn red.
I hate hate hate all cough syrups, it seems there are none that dont contain some awful ingredient to make one sleepy.
I hate Nyquil, I hate all those types of cough syrups.
So, I go for a chest covered in Vicks salve and a vaporizer.
Such a nice day out, would love to be out walking, and soaking up what little rays of sunlight being sent this way.
But I would just cough up a lung on the walking track!!!
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    2424 days ago
    In my fridge, I have a jar of lemon, honey and ginger. I thinly sliced 2 lemons and a good sized chunk of fresh ginger. I put all the sliced stuff in a clean glass jar and covered it all with honey. Whenever I feel a cold coming on, or I have a sore, scratchy throat, I put a couple of spoonfuls of the flavoured honey in a mug and pour boiling water in. It tastes pretty much like Neo Citran, but has no weird chemicals/medications in it. I find it really comforting and helps me sleep. And it soothes my sore throat.

    I hope you feel better soon!
    2424 days ago
    Hope you are feeling better. My mother swore by whiskey honey and lemon juice for coughs, and it really works pretty good. Nyquil gives me nightmares.
    Take it easy on your foot, better safe than sorry.
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    2424 days ago
    2424 days ago

    I'm feeling better, my energy is good, but I'm terribly congested. I'm sneezing up stuff you only find in Stephen King novels ! LOL !! So, yeah, I have lots of empathy and sympathy for you. I think my immune system is weak because of the constant cold temps we've had. I very rarely get this many colds a season.

    Personally ? I think you should toss out all the medications. especially the Nyquil because if you're like me, you're probably waking up with the Nyquil hang over. Instead ? Start chugging some hot tea with HONEY. the honey is a natural anti-oxidant that will sooth your throat. I stopped taking Nyquil because I don't think it works. And it makes me feel sick when I wake up in the morning.

    You need to get the over the counter drugs out of your system so that your body can fight off the germs. I really do think that some tea and honey will do more for you than the Nyquil. I've been chugging tea all day. I'll have some honey when I get home.

    Oh, Vicks Vapo Rub. I swear by the stuff for opening up the nasal passages.

    2425 days ago

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