Your body has natural healing capacities that nobody in the
field of medicine can pretend ultimately to understand.
If you break a bone it will heal itself. All the doctor does is
make sure the pieces of the bone are properly set back together.
I should have known this cold was on the way when the persistent tickle that stuck with me all night and all day appeared. That was a sure sign sickness was coming. And, I am so not surprised. Since my office moved to its new space, I do seem to be getting sicker more often. It's not that I am not taking care of myself. In fact, I've never taken better care of my health. But, when you work in a building and have to ride in an elevator with over 300 homeless people, germs are passed around quicker than they pass around their cigarettes. It's scary because just the other day my doctor told me we are in the midst of the worst flu epidemic in years.
Just the other day, I sent one of my clients home. He was sick as a dog...coughing, nose running. In a small, enclosed room, these germs jump from one person to the next in a flash. Personally, I think we need to educate these clients more because most of them are from the streets and really don't know about colds and the flu. Not only do they not know how to take care of themselves, but they know nothing about the dangers of coming to program and exposing others to their illness. That building can reach epidemic proportions in a week. I'm not the nurse in the facility, but I think that will be one of my group topics next week.
Well, I'm off to bed now. Rubbed some Vicks on my chest, took some cold meds, and had a cup of tea with honey and lemon. Now I am going to sweat it out. Just wanted to check in and wish you all a wonderful weekend.