I Guess I Do Still Get SickPosted: September 19, 2013
I love Fall for so many reasons: the weather, the scenery, the foods, the activities, the holidays…
But I also don’t like Fall because it usually means I get sick.
Honestly, I haven’t been sick since last Fall. I used to get sick with sinus infections all the time but it’s just not that way anymore, and I was proudly telling someone at work about that the other day. I truly think that it’s mostly to do with the changes I’ve made in my diet over this past year, and I’m generally very pleased about that.
But over the past couple of weeks, I have been so go-go-go without any rest, and my sleep, diet, and exercise routines have definitely suffered. I’m not saying I’d take back all the fun I had this summer – but I’m sort of paying for it this week. And I think that combined with the changing of the seasons (allergies, temperatures, etc.), plus probably a little bit of karma for bragging about how I never get sick anymore created the perfect storm that is currently wreaking havoc on my immune system.
After the bridal shower I went to on Sunday, I came home and crashed hard, and I haven’t felt good since. Stuffy nose, dizziness, puffy eyes, sore throat, headache… all the classic Fall sinus infection symptoms are there. But for as fast as it came on, I’m trying to get over it just as quickly. Water, vitamins, medicine…
And perhaps most importantly: rest. I’ve been in bed by about 8pm every night this week, and I’ve slept in until 6:30am, skipping the gym three times already. For as much as I love working out, I might hate being sick even more, so if I can take a couple days off to get better faster… I’ll do it.
I’ve also been trying to get in some good meals (when my throat feels good enough to actually swallow…), like pork chops with homemade applesauce (apples, boiled and mashed) and asparagus:
And chicken with green beans, tomatoes, zucchini, and sliced almonds:
But I have to admit, what’s really been making me feel better this week is… you guessed it… Candy.
I went to the pharmacy on Monday after work to pick up some cold supplies, and I walked by about 12 Halloween displays so of course I had to give in and grab a bag of candy corn.
It’s never too early for candy corn.
The unfortunate thing is that it didn’t even last three days.
I’d like to say that it’s because they make the bags smaller and smaller every year, but let’s face it, it’s really just because I have zero will power.
Oh well, I’m sick. Maybe if I use that excuse enough the universe will succumb to my reverse psychology tactics and make me recover faster.
A girl can hope.
Do you get sick around the same time each year?
What helps you feel better when you’re sick?