The Worst Thing About Being Sick Is The Know-It-Alls
But you know what the worst is? Folks who feel the need to self-righteously share with me that they never get sick because they take their vitamins, have a rigorous exercise regimen, or they're vegan.
I know they mean well but it is heck of annoying when people get all smug about their life choices and say they're the reason why they haven't had the flu in four years.
I am all for being healthy. I take vitamins and exercise. I'm thisclose to being vegan. I don't drink. I don't smoke...but some people feel the need to act like I got the flu--or whatever the heck I have--because I'm sucking down Twinkies and loafing on the sofa watching Keeping up With the Kardashians. That can make anybody feel sick, but for real, I have the kind of sick that comes along when you have:
a. two germy kids who have recently been sick.
b. co-workers who have been sick.
c. a husband who has been sick and comes home and coughs all over me
d. It's FREAKING FLU SEASON!
If you have tips for how to ease the symptoms: aching body, severe headache, horrible sore throat, and pure exhaustion--share away. Please share. I've sucked down enough NyQuil, DayQuil, Theraflu, garlic, ginger, and liquids to cure a cow.
If you want to pontificate to someone else about why you NEVER get sick, just stop. All you need to do is make your mouth say, "I hope you feel better soon."
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Strangely, it seems tk me that, when I'm sick, what I hear about most often is everyone else someone knows and how long that person was sick when they caught what I have.
Agreed. It DOES sound like confirmation bias!
Good to know. I've never tried that particular medicine before. Yeah, everyone I know who has been sick has been sick off and on for weeks. What I've heard I should expect is to get a little better and then rebound and get worse. I'm trying to avoid the rebound. Maybe the Mucinex will help.
Feel better LIZ!! <3
You didn't say whether the headache is from full sinuses, but if there is a lot of junk in there, using a neti pot or sinus rinse bottle is immensely helpful. It needs to be used with distilled water and salt. I think it's a pretty disgusting process, but it helps clear things out, relieves pressure and makes breathing easier. Using one as you feel yourself getting sick can make things so much better too.
Now I can become that annoying person I complained about for someone else! ;)