As I lie in bed thinking about getting up and moving I can’t help but cringe. I over did it again. I got myself worn down to the point that I got sick. Not just a little sick, either. I got the FLU! Yes I had come down with a nasty strain of influenza B. Four weeks ago when my husband and four children all had a touch of it I was thinking I was doing the amazing by dodging it. I was drinking my fluids, taking my vitamins, exercising….but you know sometimes a person slips.
I don’t know if it was the three funerals we had in one week, the change in job schedules AGAIN, or the regular stress of living in a house with two teenagers and two toddlers, but I got off track and the big bad flu bit me in the ass….HARD!
I even caved with two trips to the local ER. I don’t know why I expected something from them. I have a degree in biology. I know there is no treatment for the influenza virus. The first trip was kind of a waste, however I did find out that the drug Tamiflu is only prescribed if you are seen within 24-48 hours of the onset of flu-like symptoms. Of course, during my first 24-48 hours I was downing the liquids, vitamin C, silver-sol and ibuprofen and didn’t really think I was carrying more than a cold. The second trip was the one that made the difference I think. By this time I was throwing up anything I tried to drink or eat. The ER doc gave me IV fluids. Those fluids did more for me than anything else!
So now, as I lie here typing about this, I am coming up with a game plan to finish up my recovery and not slide into a back-set of this crap. This is what I am planning:
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Silver Shield-A colloidal silver product that supports the immune system. It uses fine particle-size colloids for maximum bioavailability. It is non-toxic; poses no risk of heavy metal contamination.
and WATER, WATER, WATER to flush it all through!
No one never gets sick. It’s what we learn from it and how we pick ourselves up that makes the difference!