There’s nothing quite like the feeling of losing control of your senses. The strangest sensations are those when you wake up in a daze. I almost enjoy having a fever and taking cold medicine just to experience it.
When I was younger, I was often sick. Mostly ear infections. A lot of ear infections. I wrote about them back in 2016. Read about me tripping out as a child: Noises In My Head. As an adult, at least I can differentiate between reality and those hallucinations.
Or can I? Man. WTF. Back to reality. I think.
As I mentioned the other day, I felt I was getting sick. And so the sick bequeathed unto me. (Did I use that right?) I am now resorting to my comfort needs and everything possible to feel better.
Chicken noodle soup. A must have when feeling sick. In our home it has been dubbed “Sicky-Soup” for good reason. Keeping those fluids up is essential for getting better. I also drink a lot more tea and ginger ale during this time. Good to keep the stomach calm.
Of course rest is good. I find that I move from bed to couch and back again throughout the day. With the occasional stop in the washroom because of all those fluids entering my body. When laying on a couch I always grab an old comforter, this time it’s ALF keeping me cozy.
Of course the last thing is medicine and vitamins. I try and start with Vitamin C and see if it helps. But then it’s onto Tylenol Cold and Flu. If that fails to rid my body of ailments, hot Neo-Citron knocks me down so I can get back up… eventually.
What are your go-to remedies?
Sick Joe isn’t always a Happy Joe. I’ve been doing my best to keep up my fluids by drinking lots of water and eating soup. I’ve had to forgo my beers and deep fried treats for the time being in hopes to get better.
Besides more fluids, I have been taking some other supplements and cold remedies. My wife introduced me to Ricola. I used to take Halls when my throat was sore, but these “herbs” seem gentler.
Time to get back to my self pity party. I also don’t like that I’m not as cheery as I usually am. I’m feeling green lately and wonder if my skin tone looks the same. Heading into a week away from Christmas- I don’t want to be the Grinch.
What do you take to feel better?