I think I'm at the point where I can no longer deny I'm sick. I can only hope it doesn't get worse than this. I can manage all right at this level, scratchy throat and cotton-stuffed head notwithstanding, but more than this would be bad. I'm going to be cranky enough with this degree of "ick" as it is. Of course this happens the one time I can't take time off work and have hundreds of things to get done outside of work.

I hope the mighty zinc lozenge and ginger tea can do their part to pull me through, and I hope I'm not going to make everyone else around me sick. I really don't want to miss out on the things I've planned, and I do have responsibilities I need to meet.

This was so predictable it's almost funny.

That would be almost.

Edited to add: [livejournal.com profile] thevfrchick? [livejournal.com profile] seedmoon? How are you two doing today?

From: [identity profile] erischild.livejournal.com


Just remember, more on the ginger, less on the zinc. While zinc is know to improve the immune system, this is only true in the range of 15-20mg PER DAY. Taking zinc lozenges all day and exceeding this dose actually acts as an immune suppresent. Of course no one told you this before, it's not as profitable. On thing i will reccomend is while you're drinking buckets of water (you are drinking buckets of water, right?) put as much lemon juice in it as you can handle. I usually alternate between *super lemon* and faintly lemony. Lemon, of course, is a wonderful anticeptic with vitamin C to boot. Lots of garlic at this time is also highly reccomended, in simple foods. But be aware that garlic doesn't work *nearly* as well as a beveradge.
I'll be capping off my water bottle with lemon as soon as I get home from work.
Stupid cooties.

From: [identity profile] m-cobweb.livejournal.com


You're right, I didn't know most of that.

Fortunately I'm craving buckets of water, so that part's easy. And I'll bear the rest in mind. I think I have ginger green tea in my desk--I forgot to bring the straight ginger tea in my cloudy-headedness, but that should still be of some use.

Tonight I think Pho would be a good idea. I wonder if they would give me extra garlic? ;-)

From: [identity profile] vulture23.livejournal.com


:(

Just for the record, if our plans need to change tonight so that you can recover (or at least not further dissipate) your strength, that's okay with me -- I know you won't want to change plans, but maintaining your health is important. Whatever you feel is best, I'm fine with.

Hoping the zinc and ginger do their trick...

::hugs::

From: [identity profile] m-cobweb.livejournal.com


I'm still planning on being out--for one thing, I'm meeting up with Anthea beforehand to go over with her. For another, I just really want to be out with everyone (if they don't object to my germ-laden presence, which I realize might be an issue).

Sean and I were considering going to look at lights first and meeting up with you at the Merc (after meeting Anthea). Is that okay by you?

From: [identity profile] vulture23.livejournal.com


That sounds reasonable. I'll just head down to the Merc, then, and keep an eye out for you. If plans change again, just let me know. :)

From: [identity profile] dawnchylde.livejournal.com


This is some really bad timing. Soooo sorry you're sick. Take lots of vitamin c !!!!Drink gatorade!

From: [identity profile] m-cobweb.livejournal.com


Yeah on the timing thing. :-P

How are you feeling after your own bout with illness?

From: [identity profile] dawnchylde.livejournal.com


Just a little cough and a bit tired. Much better overall.

From: [identity profile] vorona.livejournal.com

uh oh


You probably need to rest.

I escaped the worst of it by staying in, missing stuff,
and resting when I needed to - despite my geminian pull
to find people. It sucks, but it's practical.

Speaking of sucking - the BEST zinc lozenges are the
elderberry Zand kind from Fred Meyer. They rule, and
they're purple, and they're tasty.

From: [identity profile] thevfrchick.livejournal.com

Not sick but...


...that small lump in my throat is still there, albeit smaller today. Thanks for asking ;)

From: [identity profile] m-cobweb.livejournal.com

Re: Not sick but...


Icky feeling, isn't it? Especially because we know what it might be foretelling.

From: [identity profile] thevfrchick.livejournal.com

Re: Not sick but...


I'm hoping it's only the seasonal going from a hot indoor heated environment into a colder (at night) outdoor environment that is normally the culprit. Otherwise, fortunately, I feel fantastic and my energy has returned. You take care of yourself for tomorrow night - speaking of which I need to make final arrangements for which time we're all showing up, etc.

::waving healing wand in your direction::

From: [identity profile] m-cobweb.livejournal.com

Re: Not sick but...


V-Jeff (I love that) is going to Pie Night--weren't you going too? You could all catch up then...
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