The Sick Easter Bunny

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IMG 4868   The Sick Easter Bunny

Happy Easter to those of you celebrating! I hope the bunny was good to you. :)

After being up all night Friday, Eric took me to the walk-in clinic first thing Saturday morning. It was a bit of a challenge finding one that was open on a long weekend, but eventually we did.

‘Open your mouth and stick out your tongue. Say Awww.’

‘…………aw………..’ said in a scratchy & weak voice.

Beams light into throat. Looks in ears. Listens to heartbeat.

‘Well, I have good news and bad news. The good news is it doesn’t look like Strep and the bad news is your symptoms look like the flu that is going around. It is a pretty nasty one that lasts between 2-4 weeks. I’ve had it now myself for 4 weeks.’

‘Pull the plug.’

‘Unfortunately, I can’t prescribe you antibiotics for this- or pull the plug- so you just need to wait it out.’

I like having a purpose or mission even when sick so we headed straight to the Natural Food store and stocked up on all kinds of weird and wonderful things. I picked up some Oil of Oregano, Echinacea, natural cough syrup, and Vit C + Zinc lozenges.

I’m a flu fighting machine. I have a mission and I feel a bit more alive already.

I continue juicing every morning, drinking fresh lemon and ginger tea, and gargling with salt water 4-5 times a day. Oh, and I’m getting a hefty dose of Coconut Bliss to balance out all that salt. The only thing I suck at right now is sleep. It eludes me.

We had to cancel our plans to visit my in-laws for Easter and I’ve been pretty bummed all weekend because I was really looking forward to getting away. But it is what it is. I’m sure they don’t want my germs anyways. Eric is taking good care of me and I have him on a flu prevention plan. :)

There is a rumour going around that he is cooking dinner for me tonight, so I better go investigate…

More on that tomorrow though. Goodnight. Drive safe. Sleep tight. Stay away from the flu monster…it bites.

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The Teenage Taste April 24, 2011

Hope you feel better soon, Angela! It sucks to be sick, but you seem really prepared. You’ll be well in no time! :-D

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kate@ahealthypassion April 24, 2011

Happy Easter you poor thing, I hope you feel better soon :)

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Lisa Fine April 24, 2011

So sorry you have the flu, Angela. Hope you’re feeling better soon. All of those remedies look like they’ll do the trick, but definitely sleep is a big one too.

Enjoy Eric’s dinner – it’s good that you have him to take care of you when you’re feeling under the weather.

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Kirsten April 24, 2011

Hey Angela,
Have you tried using a Neti pot? It’s available here at the pharmacy for about 20$ (shoppers’). If you don’t know what that is, just YouTube it. Whenever I have a sore throat, or the beginnings of a stuffy nose/sinus cold, i use it twice daily. It can totally avert a crisis, but if you’re already IN crisis mode (i.e. sick) then it’ll REALLLY help. The..ahem…mucus…that is dripping down your throat causing it to be sore gets flushed out. It’s like a salt water gargle for your sinuses.
Hope that helps! Good luck and feel better soon.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 25, 2011

I have heard of it and Ive thought about trying it…maybe I will pick one up today. It sounds scary though!!!

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Jen @ keepitsimplefoods.com April 25, 2011

I used this everyday of my cold and it was gone after a week! Neti pot rocks! Get better soon lady!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 25, 2011

thanks! I think I will pick one up today :)

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Kirsten April 25, 2011

Not at all. I can’t say I would LOVE to use it, but it’s okay and the results are totally worth it.
:)

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Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans April 24, 2011

Aww!! Sorry you are still so sick! I hope you feel better soon and fight it faster because you live such a healthy life! :)

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Traci April 24, 2011

So sorry you are sick :( Feel better soon!

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Olya April 24, 2011

I hope you’ll have a good sleep! And feel better in the morning. If you were here, I would have made you something warm, wrapped you up in a blanket and made you sit by the fire. Just like momma used to do to me. :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 25, 2011

awww :)

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Allie (Nutty FlexitALLIEan) April 24, 2011

sorry you’re sick :-(. Sounds like you’re taking good care of yourself and will hopefully feel better every day! Happy Easter!

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Kristi April 24, 2011

Feel better!

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bitt of raw April 24, 2011

Feel better soon!

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Kelly April 24, 2011

I hope you feel better soon! Being sick on Easter is no fun :(

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Erin @ The Grass Skirt April 24, 2011

I hope that you feel better soon! Being sick is no fun, especially on holidays. I’m sure that Eric will take great care of you, and those germs will be powerless against all those chia seeds floating around inside your body! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 25, 2011

haha indeed

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Brittany April 24, 2011

So sorry to hear you’re not feeling well lady!

Happy Easter and get sell soon, Ange.

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veganlisa April 24, 2011

Just say the word and a care package will be put in the mail. xo

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tea-bag April 24, 2011

oh! i hope you feel better soon! maybe the easter bunny will bring you extra vitamin c! :)

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Emily April 24, 2011

I’m sorry you’re not feeling well, you seem SO positive despite it! :D I have a little cold that I’m hoping doesn’t turn into anything more…!

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Lauren April 24, 2011

Oh no, I’m sorry you got a bug! That’s the worst, when you just have to wait it out and no meds can save you. Feel better soon!

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Marissa April 24, 2011

so sorry to hear you are sick…back in February, I actually had the flu as well, and it’s so strange because I hadn’t had it in maybe 10 years or so. but, hopefully it will not last too long. i was completely better in about 2 weeks, and with your healthy lifestyle, i am sure you will be better FAST!!! get lots of rest and stay hydrated!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 25, 2011

I feel the same way…I dont think I have been this sick in over 10 years or longer!

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Audrey April 24, 2011

You poor thing! Get well soon!

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Julie @ Shining From Within April 24, 2011

Feel better ..xo!

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Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 24, 2011

Awww, I sure hope you feel better soon! It’s never fun to be sick… especially on a holiday. Take good care of yourself and Happy Easter! :)

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CH April 24, 2011

Feel better soon! I had a bad cold for the last week with a really sore throat, but I think it is on its way out. Hope fully yours lasts 24 hours and NOT 2-4 weeks! Sending good vibes your way.

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Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) April 24, 2011

Hope you are feeling more like your old self soon friend ! :-l …can’t wait to see what Eric makes you for dinner :-D

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barefoot and frolicking April 24, 2011

Hope you feel better soon Angela! Are you a fan of green juices? They might help to alkalize you more quickly than the fruitier juices. Warm water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne can also help to knock out a cold. Plus lots of water and greens if you can stomach them. Wishing you a quick recovery girl :)

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Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 24, 2011

2-4 weeks?? :( Hope you feel better SOON!

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Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 24, 2011

Those illnesses that you have to “wait out” are absolutely the worst! I wish you a speedy recovery… less than 2 weeks .. you deserve if for all of the inspiration you have spread through your site!

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whitney April 24, 2011

Oh my! I hope you get better ASAP! :/

Whitney

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Niamh April 24, 2011

I have the cold so I know how it feels.
Get better soon xo

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 24, 2011

I’m sorry your flu got in the way of your family plans. I hope you had a great Easter anyways though and get better soon! :)

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Red Deception April 24, 2011

I hope you feel better soon! Rest up :)

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Sarah April 24, 2011

Oh man what a bummer! Hope you feel better soon and keep up the good spirits!

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Meredith April 24, 2011

Hope you feel better soon! And buy some softer tissue! That PC kind is rough.

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Stephanie April 24, 2011

Sorry you’re not feeling well! The flu is such a jerk. :( Feel better soon!

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Marla April 24, 2011

Oh no my friend…..sorry to read you are still feeling yucky. Hopefully that flu bug will not stick around too long. With your healthy lifestyle bet you will beat it quickly. xo
Enjoy that special dinner :)

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Dawn April 24, 2011

Feel better soon!!!! When I have a cold, I love those Emergen-C packages, I pour them into a little Pom juice and top with ice cold water. Delicious and refreshing, and full of extra vitamins!
Take care of yourself,
Dawn :)

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Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 24, 2011

Feel beter girl! After being sick twice this year I’ve actually developed a taste for oil or oregano … kind of like when you grow up and start liking the taste of wine, yeah I have an advanced palette I guess hahaha

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 25, 2011

haha I could totally see that happening. I say it tastes so bad it HAS to work! How could something that powerful not work?

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cathy April 24, 2011

oh, angela, i hope you feel better soon….not in 4 weeks! yikes!
i hope you can have a “belated easter” with family when you feel better. my brother is travelling this weekend, so we’re going to celebrate in mid-may – better late than never! get some half price easter chocolate tomorrow – that will help with healing! :)

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 24, 2011

Angela, so sorry you’re sick! My whole household was sick for about 3-4 weeks with a really bad cold/virus and I went to the dr, not strep, nothing they could do…so we all hacked and coughed for about 3-4 weeks. It sucked but we’re fine now. In the meantime, I hope YOU get well soon!!!!

You already know increase your probitics/fermented foods, ginger, Vitamin C, water, sleep, etc to help your body fight it better…

Hang in there!

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 24, 2011

My husband has been sick for about 4 weeks now… I wonder if that’s what he has. Hmmm….

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 25, 2011

Apparently it is going around like crazy! doc said he had a dozen just this weekend with exact same symptoms

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rebecca lustig April 24, 2011

oh i hope you feel better! im not feeling too hot either! spring fever?!

happy easter

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