Saturday, December 13, 2008

Me And My Bum Immune System

My immune system is shot this year. I was sick about a month ago, and I'm sick AGAIN! I think I have either a cold or the usual sinus infection. I've been sick since mid-week and dammit, I just want to feel better! It brings me back to my cancer days when I couldn't do anything except stay in bed and watch crappy TV. I actually had to force myself to go to class this afternoon. I didn't make a whole lot of sense, but at least I went to do some learnin'.

About a month ago, I bought some Acai stuff at Whole Foods, in hopes that it would help boost my immune system and give me more energy... plus, it tasted delicious. But I'm going to have to say it might have been a gimmick. Does anyone have any suggestions for supplements to boost my sad immune system? Any suggestions are welcomed :)

I can't believe Christmas and New Year's is almost here. I'm all done with my shopping and most of my present wrapping as well... AND I even mailed all of my cards and Veronica and Wullster's package! During another hippy excursion to Whole Foods, I also picked up myself a mini potted Christmas tree! It even came with lights and ornaments! I'm so festive!

Anywho, I'm going to go back to resting.



Veronica said...

Boo to feeling yucky - you and Wullster should get together. He's been feeling crappy for a month now and, although it's no fun for him, it's no fun for the rest of us either!!

I heard Echinacea (sp?) is good for keeping colds etc at bay. I know a number of people swear by it - you can get it in flavoured teas or tablets etc.....

Good luck at getting healthy, lady...............Vx

Kate Burton said...

I've read echinacea as well also with goldenseal. Zinc lozenges might help the symptoms if you can stand them. They make me a little nauseous but others I know have no problem. Hope you feel better soon.

Miss Melanoma said...

Friend, have you tried zinc? I also thought it was a total gimmick but I'll be damned if it didn't drastically reduce my cold symptoms. Email me your addy and I'll send you a box! You'll love the yummy orange ones.

BaldyLocks said...

I'm sorry you're feeling lousy again. I just had my flu shot, so hopefully it will do it's job.

My dad swears by apple cider vinegar to get better. I tried it once but I couldn't stomach the stuff.

I hope you feel better soon.

Candace Kuchinski said...

Ah, now you know why you were feeling so sleepy before - you had a cold coming on. So sorry. I think I've only been sick once since chemo and it was mild, knock on wood. I think i'm back to normal immunity as one cold a year is typical for me.

Keep pumping the fluids, hot tea just feels good. Those cold lozenges "Cold eze" with zinc also work pretty well to shorten the cold. Oh, and a flu shot was recommended to me this year also even though my blood counts are back to normal.