Tuesday, October 21, 2008

kinda sick

I was right about getting sick. I spent the whole weekend feeling like crap and not doing anything productive. I overdid it a little yesterday since I was feeling a little better, but now I feel worse than I did over the weekend. I have two nasty little fever blisters on my lip and the lymph nodes in my neck are hard and swollen to the size of marbles. On top of that, have cramps. I'm just being a bum today and not even worrying about getting anything done. Today is one of those days that makes me so thankful that I'm a stay-at-home wife. When I was teaching, if got up feeling like I did today, I would have went to work anyway and been miserable. Even though I feel bad, I know I'm blessed.

I don't know if any of you ever have fever blisters, but I've had them off and on all my life. A little fyi for you, the absolute best thing to get rid of them fast is campho phenique. I saw some a while back and remembered that it was what my nana always used on them when I was a kid. I works a lot faster than any other non-prescription medication. I really mean that. I'm not trying to get freebies from them or anything :-)

Even though I have lots of cookies to make, I'm gonna put that on hold until tomorrow or Thursday. I would feel terrible if I somehow passed something on to someone. I don't really know if germs travel through food like that, but I'm a little bit of a germaphobe so I'm not going to take any chances.

Since I don't really feel like doing anything else, I might write more later, about something other than being sick! I hope you are all having a good day!

9 comments:

Dr. Wifey said...

a little chemistry trick for fever blisters: press a wet teabag on it for a while. the tannic acid in the tea helps dry it out. my mamaw does this whenever she gets one and it works! hope you feel better :)

Crystal said...

Thanks dr. wifey, I'll give that a try!

Amy said...

I'm sorry that you are not feeling well. I know what you mean about being thankful to be a stay at home wife. With all of my back surgery and nerve damage issues, I don't know what I would have done if I had had to worry about getting out of the house every day. I am very thankful too.
I hope that you are feeling better soon.
God Bless,
Amy:)

Jenn said...

Sorry you are feeling bad, I'll have to try that. I have seen it but never bought any.

Madeline said...

Goodness! I hope you feel better soon.

Shawnee said...

So glad you've joined the Holiday Hostess Flirty Apron Swap!

Pleasant Drive said...

Hope you feel better soon! Ick!

Lisa said...

(((Crystal))) Get well soon!

(I've dealt with fever blisters my entire life although I haven't had any in awhile, knock on wood! I swear by zovirax, but your doctor has to prescribe it. It's a cream you put on it as soon as it pops up and it dries them quickly; even better than the campho in my opinion.)

Deanna said...

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