Monday, May 14, 2012

Update

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.

16 comments:

Linda Claxson said...

Poor you, I hope you're feeling better soon.

Take care
Linda
http://skinnygirlwhereartthou.blogspot.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

Lynn!! Hope by the time you read this you are feeling a little better. Try Ginseng for the immune system, and echinacea - they are both boosters and very good for you! :-)

Diandra said...

I work in an office with lots of sick people coming through (medical field), and during the winter months I took high doses of vitamin E to boost my immune system. Worked like a charm, never once got ill.

Lynn said...

Hope that you feel better soon! Sometimes I am glad both my kids are on their own pretty much now, lol. And where I work, we're not allowed to come to work with even a cold, so I stay safe there, lol.

timothy said...

feel better sweetie, and i'd suggest adding a daily airborne tablet as well as garlic xoxoxo

Karen said...

The Paleo solution by Robb Wolf and the Priimal Blue Print by Mark Sisson and Everyday Palelo by Sarah Fragoso I found to be good resources.

Hope you feel better soon. Karen P.

Anonymous said...

Lyn, Please check out Dr. Joel Fuhrman's books, Super Immunity and Disease Proof your Child. It is possible to not be sick all the time. Hope you feel better soon!

tz said...

feel better soon! unsolicited advice..but have you tried the ocean saline nasal spray...I use it daily in my shower and it's helped a lot in sinus issues...it was washes out and moistens...

Andra said...

Traditionally fermented foods and long cooked bone broth are crucial for a strong immune system.

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

I've noticed both you and your kids are almost always sick? At least that's what it seems like. I think more fruits and veggies and active play are all good ideas to work with.

Tracy said...

take good care and I hope you are feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

Have you tried staying away from Gluten? My sister was recently diagnosed with celiacs. She's had unexplained health issues. I haven't read your blog too closely lately so I don't know if that's something you already avoid or not. So, if you haven't checked into it...talk to your dr about getting the test. Then try the gluten free diet and see how you feel (get blood test first so it will give an accurate read). Hope you feel better soon.

Overweight in SoCal said...

Feel better soon!

Susan said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Also, olive leaf complex.

N.R.E. said...

I know that you're getting tons of advice, but I've gotten fewer illnesses when I started incorporating garlic into as many dishes as I could. Feel better!