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I thought I had been fighting a little cough and cold, but I'm starting to think I've had that long lasting respiratory virus that others on this website have been writing about. Every time I thought I had it conquered, it changed form or moved to a different part of my body. I haven't felt as bad as the people who have been writing. No fever, aches, or fatigue. But it's hung on for more than two weeks!
Over the weekend part of my face got red and sore. Two lymph glands in my neck were swollen and tender. I realized I had a secondary sinus infection. I thought, "If I can't get this under control in 48 hours, I'll be on antibiotics."
I hit it with a three-pronged attack: physical, nutritional, and medical. I bought a neti pot, and began rinsing my sinuses with warm salt water. I've combined elements from anti-bacterial, pulmonary and sinus protocols: astragalas, nettle, bladderwrack, Noni fruit, plus extra C and extra probiotic. I've also taken a hefty dose of guaifenesin.
This morning I seemed to turn a corner, and I've steadily improved all day. The lymph glands are back to normal size, and my face is just a little tender and not swollen at all.
Today I was on a mostly liquid diet until late this afternoon: grapefruit juice, carrot juice, pineapple juice, celery and beet juice, chicken and rice soup. At 5:30 I was suddenly starving. I ate carrots with sesame butter, and then I ate walnuts and prunes. For dinner I had chopped steak, grapefruit, and zucchini.
I've noticed two interesting things. First I've been in close contact with my Type As the whole time, and neither of them has caught it. Second, this is a persistent virus, and all three parts of my treatment (physical, nutritional, and medical) were all needed to overcome it.
I'm going to post this blog, clean up the kitchen, and get a good night's rest.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. Luke 2:4-5
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