Wednesday, December 08, 2010
When I started Sparkpeople in Feb. 2010 I was very unhealthy. I won't go into how unhealthy, but the point of this blog will be colds and flu. In the past, if anyone was sick and even thought about me I would catch what they had!
Seriously, I have six people living in my house. The way a sickness would work is one of the kids would show the signs of being sick. Then, over the course of several days, another child would come down with the sickness--then the next, and so on. Finally, just when I would think I had escaped, I would catch it. When I caught it, I would normally be sick for about three weeks...coughing, blowing, and ect!
Well, about 4 weeks ago, one of the kids woke up with a sore throat and belly ache. He actually vomitted--yuck. About a two days later, he seemed to be getting better. Well, each kid started with a sore throat. Then the first one started with a cough. Cough, cough, cough. Days of coughing and congestion. My oldest ended up going to the doctor--because she was in a show at our local theater--she ended up with antibiotics.
The point of my story??? For weeks I've been thinking, "Have I escaped?" In many ways, I believe the answer is, YES! I know I have/had the sickness, but it was so mild I can hardly call it being sick. I think it is safe to actually declare I have escaped! I haven't had weeks of coughing. No mucus congestion or post nasal drip driving me nuts. I simply believe this is a miracle. I have never not caught a sickness brought home. I don't think I have ever not been full of mucus for weeks after a child brought something home.
I am pleasantly surprised and amazed! I think a huge part of this victory has to due to the affects exercise has had on my immunity. I also think that guzzling many cups full of lemon waterevery day since the first signs of sickness has helped. Of course, I give thanks to the Lord for all the changes in my health!
I just had to share this amazing change!