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Tales of Woe - Livin' the Good Life

Jan. 26th, 2013

06:53 pm - Tales of Woe

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Last Saturday night, one week ago, we were playing our gig at Pappy and Harriet's, and I noticed that Damian didn't look so good. Afterwards, he said he wanted to go home as soon as possible because he felt ill. Sure enough, that night he came down with the flu. Symptoms: cough, fever, chills, body aches and headache. On Monday, Gabe came down with it. On Tuesday, Steve came down with it. (I also heard that Gar came down with it, so most of our band had gotten it, except me. I felt fine.) Steve had a plane ticket to Florida that morning, and he considered canceling, but didn't. He was determined to go. He endured an uncomfortable trip on the plane, and a long drive in a rent-a-car, and arrived at his mom's place with the cupboards bare. At that point, he regretted going. He was miserable. Yesterday, I was walking out of the gym, and I noticed I didn't feel so well. I was coughing (more than usual) and felt a little chilled and lightheaded. It got worse. Luckily I had a chiropractor appointment, and the adjustment seemed to help quite a bit. He ordered me to go home and take a hot epsom salts bath, which I did. I also made a great drink meant to stave off flu: juice of 6 lemons, 3 cups pineapple juice, 5-6 large cloves of garlic, 2 tsp. grated ginger, 2 tbs. of honey, and a pinch of cayenne. Blend in blender. Sip throughout the day. It seemed to help, too. I've had a lot worse flus, so I can't complain. Damian is well, Gabe is almost well, Steve had to go to a doctor in Florida this morning and was put on antibiotics for a respiratory infection. The flu had morphed. Supposedly it takes a week to kick this. I hope it's faster for me! And I wish Steve were here so he could have help. I have lots of sympathetic help around here. And if I'm going to be sick, I want to be in the comfort of my own home. At least Steve's brother will be joining him soon, so he won't be completely alone. My main concern right now is not infecting my dad. I'm trying to stay away from him and let the boys take care of him till I'm better.