Thoughts on the Flu

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So all of my well laid plans to write some more this week were utterly destroyed.

The unthinkable happened – I came down with the flu.

That may seem reasonable to most of ya’ll, but I almost NEVER get sick. Yes, I am a teacher and yes, I am exposed to more germs than most…but I like to pride myself on the fact that my immune system has built itself up over the years.

So imagine my surprise when Tuesday evening I came down with flu-like symptoms: fever, achy body, and a slight cough. I was ordered by my husband to stay home and see a doctor.

I spent the better part of an hour yesterday at the walk-in doctor’s office, only get find out I tested negative for the flu – but since I “had all the symptoms,” the doctor prescribed me Tami-flu and sent me on my way. All was well – until I saw the price tag for the medicine. $115 for 5 days worth of medicine?? WHAT? That is CRAZY. I had a little pity party about the cost of the meds, but then I realized I didn’t have much of a choice in the matter. My normal ability to get over sickness quickly hadn’t worked so far.

So after the shock wore off, I headed home and began my medicine regiment.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get better right away, so I am home again today, resting. As a worker bee, this staying home brings about a lot of guilt. I feel awful that I have had to get a substitute for two days. I feel bad that my husband has had to do most of what I normally do in caring for our daughter.

In the midst of this guilt, I am also thankful – for the tremendous support of friends and family who have helped me out this week so I can recover at home. I sure hope I get better so I can return to work tomorrow.

What do you all do to get better when you’re sick? Any home-made remedies you’d care to share? I am a big fan of the all-natural so share away!

Blessings, friends….I hope to get back to normal posting in the next few days!

Comments

  1. I hope you feel better, Carrie 😦 Don’t feel guilty! (Okay, I admit, I always feel guilty too) but sometimes we get sick b/c our body needs to shut down for a little bit to be recharged again. So, instead of feeling guilty, enjoy the surprise of your sickness and rest! Read or watch some tv… do something you normally don’t get a chance at doing 🙂 When I’m sick I love going over the couch and making a fortress there and then I pop in some funny tv shows (new or old) and just laugh all day. It cures pretty well. hahaha

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