resting


I'm offically calling it bronchitis now, which is shorthand for "an absurd amount of nasty lung mucus and on and off feverish aches." I've had bronchitis many many times since I was a teenager (I used to get it every year, but now it's every 2-3 years). 

My coughing is rather epic. 

I am getting better, incrementally. All that's really required is rest and fluids and food. (I add guaifenesin, ibuprofen and the occasional benedryl.) 

I don't really do much In the way of herbal supplements anymore. They just never really seem to help and I hate nasty tasting tea. Yes, being the daughter of an amateur herbalist means I rebel by not looking into herbal remedies. Sometimes. Sometimes I do go for the herbal teas. I am not feeling it right now. 

I do take a little extra vitamin D when I'm sick (and emergenC when I remember). 

But the real key is time. Bronchitis can last anywhere from two to three weeks for me. I just need to rest. 

And rest I shall.