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This has not been my best week. My 5yo son came down with something on Thursday, and I quickly followed. It didn't have intense achy feelings like the flu, but it could be, it did have all the symptoms, though some were mild. I've tried a few online questionairre's and all I can find out is, hmm, could be either one. There's been a nasty flu-like virus going on in this area, so that could be it also (I hope not, because that one lasts 10 days or so!) My husband and 2 yo didn't get it, and they did get a flu shot, so who knows. I was so sure it was just a cold that I didn't treat it aggressively. We took a little elderberry and a little oscillo, but not nearly as much as I'd have taken if I were sure it was a flu.
Live and learn... here's to a few more years of boosted flu immunity, if it is indeed the flu. If I'm still in pain tomorrow, I'll go in and maybe they'll find out for sure. My trachea on up to my nose and sinuses are feeling very raw and painful.
My husband is giving me a hard time for not getting the flu shot, but that's a long term strategy. I'd rather get a mild flu on a normal flu year and be immune the next year to what might be a nasty one that the flu shots didn't cover. My 5 yo can't get the flu shot, as he's allergic to eggs. I did go ahead and have my 2 yo get the shot, since he's never had the flu and I worry about him getting hit hard with stuff like that (it always brings back memories of his bronciolitis from likely RSV when he was 3 months old).
To add to the aches, I stepped outside on Friday and slipped on some ice that was nearly invisible. I landed right on my gluteus maximus. I expected to be in a great deal of pain from that, but after ice packs and bromelain, just in case, it hasn't become painful. My soft tissues seemed to take the brunt of the force, and my muscles are pretty sore where I fell on them. I don't know if I'm lucky, or tough, or both, but there was a time when I would have landed on bedrest for 4 weeks from something like that. Other than feeling silly, and a bit sore, no harm done. I'm still loading up on bromelain, for that and whatever virus I've had.
With all that (and Valentine's day) I did have some trouble sticking to the diet. I'm back on track now again, and have made a batch of flax bread (with a little teff flour added, which is a nice addition), and flax crackers to dip in salsa. So I'm set for snacks for a couple days until I fully recover from this bug. I've also managed to eat some superfood fruits, like pumello and papaya. The toxins I did eat are not calling to me, they weren't worth it. I can eat just one, regardless of any advertising slogan.