Saturday, April 12, 2008

Things I Learned From Being Sick

These are just common sense things, but since I've recently been sick this whole week, I might as well allow everyone to profit from my experience, in some way or another. Just think of it as a good reminder to everyone who already knows and good advice to the few who actually don't.

When sick with cold-like or flu-like symptoms, remember:

1.) Orange juice and vitamins are your friend. Still take vitamins even if you don't feel like it and drink juice EVERY chance you get.

2.) Sweating is very good. Do it as often as possible (with common sense of course).

3.) Stay in bed as much as you can even when you don't feel like it. If you're body begins to ache from being in bed too long, take a small walk around the house, but don't over do it.

4.) Calling the doctor as soon as you can, for major sickness, is NOT a sign of weakness. It's a sign of common sense. If you really feel sick, don't try to "muscle" it out alone for a few days.

5.) If your pounding head's preventing you from sleeping, Advil is your friend.

6.) When your doctor gives you medicine, namely antibiotics (like for a sinus infection), finish ALL OF IT. Even when you feel "better" keep taking it.

7.) Try to eat at least 1 small thing during the day, even when you don't have an appetite. This small thing should namely be something light, like a cup of soup or an orange. As long as you're able to keep food down, some nourishment is better than no nourishment at all. Plus, it can help flush the system.

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