Wednesday, August 06, 2008
I despise getting sick. But I can feel my body is trying to and my immune system is trying its best to fight that sickness off.
Last week's campmeeting was exhausting both mentally and physically. There were late nights and early mornings. I ate well, but late nights will suppress your immune system regardless. Then, the first day of the campmeeting (Wednesday) I got bit by something (didn't notice until Thursday). Some believe that it was a spider that bit me (arrow shows where I got bit). I mean, it wasn't itchy until Friday and it looked like a tiny red triangle w/ hardly any swelling, but then Saturday morning it was bruised. I was like, "Huh?"
So Saturday evening we applied a bentonite clay poultice. When I got home, I showered and DH applied a charcoal poultice. I was told to drink some charcoal, but didn't want to, so I didn't. I walked around with that same charcoal poultice all day. Sunday night after I showered, having to scrub off the charcoal as it was caked on, I was swollen over 2 inches in diameter. Now I was really like, "Huh?" So now I had to make my own poultice, charcoal and flax seed.
Monday I took the above picture. The swelling went down and I sprayed it with tea tree oil. I should have done that the night before, but the flax still helped it not to stick so hard to my skin. I didn't want to have to scrub it off like I did Sunday night before applying my charcoal flax combo. ; ) So all day Monday I had nothing on it except the tea tree oil. Then after my walk, I took a shower and sprayed tea tree oil, then added my charcoal flax mixture to it. I ran out to do some errands and when I got in, what do you think I did? I'll tell you, I drank me some charcoal water! Shoulda done it Saturday night when I was told to! Grrrr.
OH, what a difference!!!! Adding that tea tree oil before applying the charcoal flax mixture made taking off the poultice this morning a breeze! And wow, swelling was really down, just still a little red. I can handle the redness. : )
But I'm thinking that between the late nights and early mornings last week w/ this bite just brought my immune system to an all time low. No one around here is sick. I'm the only one sneezing and having an almost sore throat. So I'm hoping to boost my immune system with holding back on the strenuous exercise and just doing my vigorous walking, and adding that to a really good night's rest and eating nothing but fruit tomorrow, and taking a green drink. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I just don't want to be sick! Like sick sick! YUCK!
Pray for me!