Good morning pumpkins,
This past weekend I spent curled up in bed, snuggled in my grandma sweater, with my PJs on. For the past few days I have been swallowing burning knives, or so it feels. The doctor said, “It could be allergies, a viral infection, a sinus infection, a fungal infection but it’s not strep”. He also handed me a prescription and said “Here are some antibiotics, they’re a little stronger than I want to give you and I also doubt they will help”.
Thank you for wasting my time and possibly setting me up for a superinfection.
Being a nurse does have its benefits of knowing when to go and when not to go to the doctor. However I lost this battle with my mom, mainly due to the fact I could not tell if I saw white patches on my tonsils or not – indicating strep. I did win the battle of not taking antibiotics.
Better safe than sorry
Having a sore throat does have its food benefits – Sunday morning, was the worst. I knew something cold and soothing was in order.
I tried a new combo: 2% fage yogurt, friendship cottage cheese, banana, strawberries, pecans, unsweetened shredded coconut, mixed with PB2. Huge hit with tastebuds, not so much with the digestion.
Lots of Jello with whipped cream was consumed. Along with arctic zero cookies n cream, casein pudding, and duh whipped cream. Note: We usually do not keep whipped cream in the house because I finish this stuff off in a day. I make exceptions for sick days ;)
I was also craving something to scratch my throat – my favorite salad combo was in order: mache, chicken, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli slaw, and avocado.
I tried to sweat it out but that didn’t work.
Since I am not running a fever but not feeling 100%, I decided to take both Sunday and Monday as rest days. My throat was red and inflamed meaning my body is trying to fight off something. Exercise creates more stress and inflammation in the body, the last thing I need to do is workout and make my illness worse. Even if it is just “seasonal allergies.”
Today I was feeling much better and felt the need for a nice back day at the gym!
I love doing a certain exercise but varying the hand grips and positions. I can feel the different muscles being used when changing up hand grips.
What are some of your favorite sick day foods?