Back to the doctor today. Apparently I never quite got over that cough/cold that began around May 1st. It seemed to get better, then worse, then better... but not quite ALL better. And then yesterday the pain became very difficult. I did not sleep much last night because my face felt like someone had punched me HARD in both cheekbones. Yep, another sinus infection. Bad one. The antibiotics should help.
I am pretty sure my immune system is in need of better nutritional support. I got sick less when I was eating more fresh vegetables. Lately I have only been eating 1-2 servings a day. I will take the hints from my body to 1) lower the stress in my life and 2) increase the nutrition in my meals. I got some fresh kale, lettuce, and asparagus this week and the Farmer's Market is beginning to swell with fresh, local produce; what better time to increase the veggies? I am also trying to read up on other ways to strengthen the immune system. My kids keep bringing home various sicknesses from their schools and work and friends' houses and passing the germs around the family. It seems like when one of the kids gets sick, at least 2 other family members get it too. I am really tired of it and need to find ways to stop the cycle.
Today's menu was pretty much liquids (coffee, several protein shakes, low fat milk), scrambled eggs, and a baked potato. I am not a big potato eater, but I seem to want carbs when I am sick. I'm avoiding wheat and most grains, so a potato sounded good. It was.
Time for bed. Thank you for caring.
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