I’d been feeling quite self-satisfied lately — as people all around were falling victims to the cough-cold-flu-fever-bronchitis-crud that has been spreading all over the place, I boasted once again about how I never EVER get sick. I am usually very healthy, in spite of working in the dental profession where a surprising number of people arrive for routine treatment sick.
Then, to tempt fate, I went off to WDW in a plane filled with coughing-hacking people! And, I’d cleaned out my handbag and left most all of my allergy/cold meds at home.
Yeah. . . bad idea that.
After two fun and meeting filled days, I was attacked by something that has yet to be identified. . . and it was not pretty! And worse, it has destroyed my firm belief in the power of Disney magic. I mean – I never expected that a person could get sick in WDW? Really?
The good news? They have a pharmacy that delivers to all Disney hotels. The bad news? I still had to travel home! And once I did that, I spent the whole next week in bed. . .in pajamas. . .drinking copious amounts of fluids and resting. . . and coughing my lungs out!
T-h-e l-o-n-g-e-s-t w-e-e-k o-f m-y l-i-f-e.
Now, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and am beginning to feel really human again. I’m almost drug/medication-free, too. LOL! I’ve been wearing real clothes and staying out of bed while it’s daytime. Good signs!
How about you? Has the flu invaded your area? Your home/family? Are you taking vitamin C? Wearing a face mask? Getting some extra rest? What’s your secret to staying healthy during these contagious times? I’ll be taking notes because I NEVER want to do that again!
Terri is also getting back to writing – finishing a novella that will feature characters from her MacLerie Clan stories will be part of the anthology – HIGHLANDERS – in June 2013. And she’s getting ready for her April release – AT THE HIGHLANDER’S MERCY. Gorgeous cover, huh? Visit her website for more info!