Good morning Dinks. I had another doozey of a week. I’ve been sick for over 10 days. Three weeks ago I went to my doctor with a sore throat and he told me that I had an ear and throat infection. Enter 10 days of antibiotics.
Usually I love taking medicine because it means I’ll be feeling better soon and always a good thing. I’m sick a lot. A lot. Thanks to Canadian health care my doctor visit didn’t cost me a single penny and thanks to my employer drug plan the pills and cough syrup only cost $23. Not so bad.
Being sick is not fun
The next day I started feeling a bit better, but I guess that was all in my head because the day after I took a turn for the worst. I have been flat out in bed for two weeks and I can’t keep any food or drink down. That’s the thing about antibiotics, they’re strong. You are supposed to take them with food because they’re harsh on your stomach. But you don’t feel like eating because you’re so sick. If you’ve ever needed antibiotics for an infection you know exactly what I’m talking about.
So how does a new employee and a self employed person with deadlines and contracts deal when she’s sick? You just keep going. As you may remember I started a new job less than three months ago and I have my own freelance work on the side. Being off work for 10 days is not really the first impression I want to make and if I don’t get the freelance work done I don’t get paid. Being self employed is great, but there are also some downfalls.
Being sick is boring
I’ve tried to push through the sickness but lately it’s really got the best of me. I’m taking a lot of warm baths, drinking a lot of cold beverages and trying to rest as much as I can. However I’m not sure it’s working out too well. I’m also not sure what kind of virus lasts for three weeks and doesn’t get cured by antibiotics.
Every night when I go to sleep I tell myself I’ll be better in the morning, it’s more optimistic than realistic but at this point I’m willing to lie to myself and trick my body into feeling better. Does that work?
Do you have any home remedies?
How do you deal when you’re sick? I would love to know. Please send over any home remedies and potions you have from your parents and grandparents. Prescribed medication doesn’t seem to be working so now I’m willing to coax up my own potion in the kitchen. Any and all help is much appreciated.