The last five days have been brutal. I've been sick, like knocked down sick, like taking days off work sick.
My husband has been trying to get me to go to the doctor, but I'm in refusal mode for two reasons. First, I already have an appointment coming up with her on Monday for my yearly thyroid check. Second, I just don't like taking conventional medicine if I don't have to.
I know that is contradictory, because I take thyroid medicine, but that is truly out of necessity. Not taking it throws me out of whack. I've experienced that on the rare occasions when I've run out before getting my next prescription filled.
A short-lived illness does not fall under the same category for me. I either find holistic ways of getting healthy or basically let it run its course. I think I'm on the downhill side of it, but it's been frustrating, because it's forcing me to take it easy for more days than I would like. No workouts and that's about driving me crazy. On the other hand, I've done more reading, writing, and sleeping. So, that's been a positive.
I know that overall, even though I've been more sick than I have been in a long time, that I will recover. I've been forced to really slow down and take care of myself. I've recognized that getting my health back is the most important thing for me in order to be the person I am when I'm healthy. So, on that note, I'm going to take a hot bath, read a book in bed, and then get a good night's sleep.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.