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Down with the flu

Down with the flu - Annie Wheeler

I got so sick last week that I could not even leave the house. I was not able to attend my class at theconditioning classes Mississauga. To be honest, I wasn’t able to leave the bed. I had such a bad cold that I couldn’t do anything.

My husband tried to help me as much as he could. He prepared some chicken soup for me and brought it to me upstairs. It smelled delicious, but I could not ate it. My throat ached and swallowing made it worse. Thus I ended up fasting for two days.

Since I did not take any medicine, I felt really weak. I barely drank some lemon juice that my husband made for me. I spent two days in bed, hiding under the blankets, half asleep, struggling to breath properly as my nose was blocked.

This morning when I woke up, I was happy to see that my head was not hurting anymore. I guess it takes about three days to get rid of the worse symptoms of a cold. Last time I felt so sick was three years ago. If I remember correctly, my symptoms were similar. Back then I spent two days in bed as well. Other than that, I never had such a bad flu. I rarely get a cold or a flu. But when that happens, I feel awful, as if I paying for it.

Generally I don’t like to take medicine or any pill at all. I try to use natural things. I would rather take a naturopathic or homeopathic remedy than a Ibuprofen. I don’t want to put more chemicals within my body. I already struggle with the detox.

After being on meds for so long, it’s not a surprise for anyone that I don’t wish to take any more pills. I was talking about eight pills three times per day. I was feeling more sick from the side effects of the medication than from my illness itself. No more! I got tired of being a lab rat!

I made peace with the fact that there was no cure for me and that I had to learn how to live with, it, keeping my symptoms under control.

I had doctors and friends telling me that I was crazy, irresponsible, selfish, etc. I have been told that my actions were affecting my kids and that they would suffer because of me. It was not easy! No one except my husband who supported my decision of stopping the meds and focus on the nutrition.

 

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