Memories... Like Mom Made!

Memories... Like Mom Made!
Out of dark moments, flowers grow.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Okay... NOW we are sick... :(

So yesterday I was extremely optimistic that my beginning sniffles and scratchy throat were merely a product of the weather change and high pollen count...

I was wrong.

I am pretty sure I have a full blown cold right now.


Seriously, having a cold in winter is bad enough, but at least you get indulgences like cuddling up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket and a hot bowl of soup. But not this time of year. Oh no - I had to go and get sick when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming and when it would be the perfect, most opportune time to be outside basking in the sunshine BEFORE California enters the 110 degree plus daily weather... I said it once and I will say it again:


I feel like I have been sick quite a lot this year. I had a bladder infection a few weeks ago, the flu before that, a cold near the New Year, and oh, how can I forget the whole "having cancer" bit. That took up most of last year for me too. Just feeling awful, more than anything. I wonder if it has weakened my immune system and that is why I am getting sick more frequently? I never used to get sick this often when I was younger... well, before 13 when they removed my tonsils finally, I did get sick a lot. But since then I have only been ill (I needed a break from the s word) a handful of times.

Well any who.... I am sitting on the couch at 7 freaking AM drinking hot tea with lemon juice and honey, and testing out my verbal capabilities at this point... Not so good. I guess this means excessive blogging today.

To all the military wives out there: don't you wish your husbands could just take off a day at work to nurse you back to health? I sure do!


  1. Yes, a bout with cancer can impact your immune system - especially the treatment for the cancer. It may take a while for your system to level out and it probably won't be the same as it was bc (before cancer). I have psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis which is from an over-active immune system attacking the organs, so I have to take meds to suppress the immune system. So far I'm doing good with those and I don't as sick as I used to now, which is really a blessing. A simple allergy attack would lay me out for 2 or 3 weeks before, now it's 2 or 3 days! Check up on things to help boost the immune system. I have a book here and I'll do some research and send you some thoughts.

    By the way, I love your blog - I've gotta get the hummus recipes for my sister-in-law and my niece. They are both hummus lovers!

  2. Thank you Susan! Subscribe to my blog! You can click follow on the left hand side and it will tell you how to subscribe.