Woke up really affected by this cold: itchy eyes, runny nose, stuffy sinuses, coughing, chest ache, headache.
Contacted work about not coming in and then worked out my plans to relieve the symptoms. I need a honey, lemon, ginger and chamomile tea for the stuffiness, and Nuromol for a headache, pain and inflammation. Hunting the cupboards and produced a shopping list.
Off to the shops and purchased:
- chamomile tea
- ginger and apple tea
- lemon and ginger tea
Went back home and dosed up with the Nuromol, and made my first tea. This tea worked so well. I started to feel alive again. Sitting and lying inside was not helping. I needed to get outdoors. I decided to complete the weeding of the front garden. This task took until lunch time and was quite satisfied with the result, and the stuffiness cleared.
Showers passed through while having lunch so it was only to stay inside for the rest of the day. As the day progressed the stuffiness increased, only to being kept in check by the tea.
So the rest of the day was catching up on emails, this blog and other tasks to keep my mind occupied.
Had an early night and made the decision to go on a walk in the morning.