This time of year is always rough on me. It seems like I always have an annual bought of bronchitis or worse. It just seems inevitable. The changes in the weather with the cold and hot and in between, the extra wind that comes in Spring, well it all adds up and wreaks havoc on my immune system. So far this year I have avoided getting it, but a cold or something has settled in. You know, that scratchy soar throat, aches, chills and yep, the fever. Ugh!!
I have made some great changes in my health this year. Having a stroke in December really helped me do that. Changes were vital! Some of those changes involved being more faithful in taking vitamins and extra minerals. I hate to admit it, but I am awful about taking pills. I always have been. It's not the problem some have of actually swallowing them. I can do that just fine. It's the just taking them part. I hate taking pills. Even now that I have been faithful for over 2 months in remembering them everyday I still hate it. Each morning it seems like it is a mountain of things I pop in my mouth, all with a funny taste if they linger on my tongue too long. But, and there always seems to be one, I have noticed a big difference in my health since I have been using these extra vitamins and minerals. I almost hate to admit it, but I guess the experts are right, taking them is good for you.
Alas though, even with the extra umph in my system there seems to be something happening. I feel miserable! Just one of those feelings you get when you know you are getting sick and you wish there was some magical wave of a wand that would take it away (or some magical pill!). You just want to curl up on the couch and do nothing till it passes. Unfortunately life does not allow that. The whole world does not stop just because you get sick. I am however, not going anywhere today. I am staying home and going to fight this off. The old drink plenty of liquids and get plenty of rest routine seems quite appropriate right now.
Oh I can't stop everything in my life. There is still some light cleaning I need to do, some cooking and a few other little things. But the rest can wait. I think that is one thing that having a stroke has done for me. It has shown me that there are a lot less really important things in life than I thought. A lot of the stuff in my life is pretty little in the grand scheme of things.
Now does anyone have a good recipe for chicken noodle soup???