It's been a rough few days since I got sick. I cough all night unless I sit up to sleep. I seem to be getting better slowly but surely. Nothing zaps my energy like a bad cold and sinus illness.
I am a tough cookie. To prove it, here is an example. I have had two knee replacements and was up shopping after each at 8 days and doing marathon shopping and lunch with my DIL after 14 days. I never had rehab nor did I take pain pills just Tylenol. My surgeon was amazed. I always can do whatever I set my mind to.
But for some reason, colds always beat me up. I have been in bed for days. I had to have Hubby stock on Kleenex and I am on my 5th box. It's ridiculous!
But the one thing that we have not resorted to is take out food. That would have been easy but expensive and not very healthy for me right now. They say to feed a cold and starve a fever so Hubby has been making sure I get fed. That hasn't been easy because I have no real appetite. He has made me chicken soup, ice cream, French toast, a pork loin dinner and eggs and bacon and other things. I ate the chicken soup for days. It always tastes so good when I am sick.
Hubby told me yesterday that he would cook me whatever I wanted for dinner or he would get take out. I told him no takeout. I have cravings for food that I will actually eat. Knowing that there was a jumbo bag of shrimp in the freezer, I asked him if we could have shrimp and cocktail sauce. I was also craving something sweet. So he found a recipe and made me a blueberry cobbler. The little bit that is leftover is shown above. So that is what my Mother's Day dinner consisted of and it was just fine.
Yes, we had plans to celebrate Mother's Day but they had to be cancelled. My son and grandson were coming as they always do on Sundays but I told them not to come. I didn't want them to catch whatever it is I have nor was I up to company. My son, DIL, and granddaughter in eastern NY sent a gorgeous orchid and a box of fine chocolates. I had phone calls from both boys but couldn't talk with them long because talking just gets me into coughing fits.
I am not telling you all this because I want you to feel sorry for me. But because I want you to realize that you don't have to run for takeout and waste a lot of money on unhealthy food when you are sick. If you have a Hubby or child at home who can handle a little bit of cooking that works. If I hadn't had Hubby, I would have had fruit and cheese and salads. Just something to keep my strength up.
Now I need a favor from all of you. Hubby has gotten me medicine at the drugstore but none of it seems to work. I have used Sudafed, all kinds of Advil and Dayquil. What I need is something to suppress the coughing and something to dry up my head. I know I don't need to get antibiotics because I have no signs of an infection. Do you have any ideas on what might work to do those two things? What works for you?
I hope to be back to normal blogging soon but I will do what I feel up to this week.
I hope all of you had lovely Mother's Days yesterday.