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I tried to keep DH from getting sick, alas I am sick. I did not feel well this morning and it's dow

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Another friend asked for advice about her cold, I told her what I do just today.
I woke up very early and did not feel right. Blood sugar was a little low for me so I ate breakfast and back to bed.

We had planned to go to Portland to take in the area where the hospital is. It was a good plan but it has not been implemented, another day we will try again. The promised snow has arrived and we will be staying home.

I ate a piece of dried fruit a friend gave me and I should have known better I began to cough and wheeze. Sulfites do that all the time and I just let my guard down. My new Dr suggested I need not fill my inhaler because I had not used kit in a year and it had expired I do have the Epipens and my throat is very sore.
I am about to go to bed in the spare room but I had to say goodnight to my spark friends .No fever just a bad cough and wheeze so far.

I usually do not use cough meds. I will use honey-SPARINGLY and will use some stinky Vicks, my Gran always used Vicks when we were kids. It has been around a very long time so it must be good.

HUGS to all Pat in Maine. Next year has to be an improvement on this one for certain.
I Will catch you in the A.M. !
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon GOODNIGHT ! from Snowy Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BAKER1009 12/31/2012 8:37AM

    Sure hope you are feeling better Pat!!


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TERRI289 12/30/2012 11:26PM

    emoticon Hope this cold does not have its hold on you!!! HUG!

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ROSEWCI 12/30/2012 6:06PM

    Stay safe & warm & feel better soon! emoticon

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PICKIE98 12/30/2012 4:55PM

    Feed your cold, freeze your fever..

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CMWARDRN 12/30/2012 1:54PM

  I hope that you feel better soon. emoticon

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OURELEE1 12/30/2012 12:20PM

  My Dad so believed in vicks

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NASFKAB 12/30/2012 10:55AM

  get well xoon hope you feel better soon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/30/2012 9:28AM

    emoticon emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 12/30/2012 9:04AM

    All the Vick's recommendations have me wanting to go out and get some! I haven't had that in the house for a while.

Hope you are better this morning, my friend. DH says he is better, but he still sounds awful. I slept better, but am going to take it very easy today.


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BETHGILLIGAN 12/30/2012 8:20AM

    Feel better soon!!! You and Fred are having a time of it! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/30/2012 7:52AM

    emoticon CHLOE453 beat me to the punch. It does indeed seem odd, but putting Vicks on the feet and then putting socks on really does ease a cough!

My Mom used to rub the Vicks into our chest when we'd get a cold, then we'd put an old T-shirt then a sweat shirt on and of course, we had the obligatory chicken soup. The chicken soup really does help!

Try gargling with salt water (1 Tbsp. to 4 oz. water) It really helps get the "creeping crud" off the back of the throat.

So sorry you're down for the count! LOTS OF HAND WASHING -- that's probably the test way to ward off passing on any germs.

HUGS my dear. Feel better.

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123ELAINE456 12/30/2012 7:33AM

  I hope you wake up feeling better this morning. My Mom would use Vicks on us kids when we was growing up to. And then to Gardle with Salt Water. Then she would fix Chicken Soup for us to eat. Chicken Soup is very good for colds too. Mom would make us stay in bed so we would get plenty on rest and sleep. And Stay indoors where it is warm and don't get chilled. Hope You get over this very quick. Get Well Soon. God BLess You and DH. Have a Wonderful Week. And a Quiet Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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QUEENMOXIE 12/30/2012 7:00AM

    Sorry that you are not feeling well. I hope you get better soon. I use Vick's and have for years....and Chicken soup! emoticon emoticon

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CHLOE453 12/30/2012 6:46AM

    Sure hope you are feeling better soon. For coughing you may want to try (yes this sounds strange) putting Vicks on your feet, then putting socks on. This will help with your coughing most of the time for whatever reason.

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GAMMY98 12/30/2012 6:20AM

    Hope this morning brings better things your way. Take care of yourself and give your body time to rest. Lots of good energy coming your way.

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GOANNA2 12/30/2012 4:41AM

    Oh dear, the carer has now fallen ill. I hope you feel
better soon. I use Vick's too. How about trying some
ginger tea with a touch of honey? emoticon

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NANABE 12/30/2012 1:21AM

    Hope you will feel better in the morning. Get as much rest as you can, drink plenty of liquids. And you're right about the Vicks. I so remember my Mom putting it on me when I was sick as a kid. I also remember her making me hot lemonade with whiskey and honey. Then she would make me bundle up with lots of blankets and sweat it out. Old wives tale, but it worked.

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GDY2SHUZ 12/30/2012 12:10AM

    Good thought waves coming your way. Hope your symptoms are just a small deal and not a winter cold.

We had a bit of snow fall today...just enough to make everything look nice and clean.....then mucky on the streets. The snow is all around us.. and I'm glad about that. The wooded areas need the moisture buildup as the ground is so dry in the summer.

Hope there isn't too much snow for you to shovel tomorrow.

Sleep well my friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RD03875 12/29/2012 11:35PM

    I sure hope you feel better soon!

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GRACEISENUF 12/29/2012 11:32PM

    I use stinky Vicks too and I always get relief from it, my Mom used it on us when we were kids.

Hope you wake up feeling better Pat.


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SLIMMERJESSE 12/29/2012 11:10PM

    I very rarely use cold meds, but sometimes they do work pretty well. Get well soon.

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ARTJAC 12/29/2012 11:06PM

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TERRY631 12/29/2012 10:28PM

    Hope you feel better tomorrow :)

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HARROWJET 12/29/2012 10:27PM

    I hope you wake up feeling better. emoticon

Judy emoticon

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GLASSART43 12/29/2012 10:11PM

    I still use Vick's too - a tried and true remedy! I hope you feel better tomorrow.


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BRENDAGAIL9 12/29/2012 9:45PM

    Wow, after all that shoveling and fresh air the day before you should be full of vim and vigor instead of coughing and sneezing.

It think this calls for hot chicken soup.

Feel better soon!

Chehalis, WA

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DOWNEASTLASS 12/29/2012 9:35PM

    Hope you feel better in the morning, Pat!

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WOWEETOO 12/29/2012 9:32PM

    i love the vicks and when i use it is rare but every oncein a while i open it just to smell and clear the sinuses lol
be good to yourself you overworked yesterday
drink the water emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/29/2012 9:31PM

    I hope you feel better tomorrow, GF!!

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