rosefox: A person in a gas mask. (safety)
Rose Fox ([personal profile] rosefox) wrote2017-08-18 02:48 pm

"Warding gestures*

My body: A tiny bit of post-nasal drip leading to slight throat soreness, probably just allerg—

Me: NINE HOURS OF SLEEP, STEAMY SHOWER WITH PINE AND MINT ESSENCE, NASAL RINSE, SALT-WATER GARGLE, ANTIHISTAMINE NASAL SPRAY, STEROID NASAL SPRAY, CLARITIN, AGGRESSIVE TOOTHBRUSHING

My body: —look, forget i said anything, okay?


I refuse to get sick. REFUSE. R E F U S E. J has had a horrid cough for a week and is on antibiotics and prednisone (when they prescribe prednisone to the guy with insomnia, you know it's bad), X is wrapping up a course of antibiotics for a throat infection, and J had to do that for his own throat infection last month. So far I've been fighting off all the respiratory bugs Kit brings home from daycare, but I don't take my ability to do that for granted. And I can't take most antibiotics without serious mood effects because apparently I depend on my gut flora for emotional management, so I have to be extremely diligent about my preventive care.

I'm going to go have spicy curry for lunch and drink some ginger honey tea. Fuck off, germs.
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[personal profile] justphoenix 2017-08-18 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Go away, day care plague!
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[personal profile] zhelana 2017-08-19 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
good luck not getting sick...

[personal profile] raino 2017-08-19 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
No-cost thing to try aganst throat germs: open mouth as wide as possible and let sunshine in. Looks stupid, but in my experience has helped, and no other side-effects but maybe onlookers thinking you a bit odd.