I have been battling different bugs for nearly two months now. I am typically someone with a very strong immune system but since my daughter was born it seems I catch everything I happen to pass. Earlier this week I was on the mend and beginning to feel better again with the help of my stones, oils, rest, and extra vitamin C. Then yesterday afternoon I got walloped once again leaving me feeling like my face will explode from congestion and completely exhausted. This time, my daughter seems to have caught the congestion too.
So today I humbly ask for any suggestions on rebuilding my immunity. I am a breastfeeding mama so many of my usual natural remedies are not recommended but if you have something to suggest, I'll do that safety check. Again, I have loaded up on vitamin c and still take my multivitamin. I have done my best to get extra rest. I have rested when I can't be sleeping and let the house and extra work go for now. I have used stones that are supposed to help with immunity and oils that help with congestion and immunity. I have used steam to help the congestion and even taken tylenol which I usually refuse. And I have upped my liquid intake to stay hydrated for myself and also so my daughter can stay hydrated. I have used garlic, cranberries, oranges, and lemon to help boost my immune system. What else can I do?
I will say it is harder to find gratitude when I feel beaten down and just plain yucky. It is harder to be grateful when I feel like I've done all the "right" things and I still have no relief. And it is a struggle when I see my daughter now also feeling sick, which I have done my best to prevent. I will not lie and say there are no negative voices playing in my head but I am doing my best to quiet them.
Today I am reaching into my reserves. I am grateful for my husband who has done his best to help with my quest for health. I am grateful for the sleep I was able to get last night and I'm grateful for the strength to wake each hour to comfort my baby. I'm grateful to know I am trying my best and I'm grateful for those that remind me that I am doing a good job, no matter what the voices may be saying. I'm grateful to have plenty of kleenexes and water. And I'm grateful to ask for help and for any advice I receive.
Thank you to all of my readers who allow me to keep this blog genuine. Thank you for any advice you feel guided to give me.
May today be kind to us all. May we receive whatever we need and be grateful. Have a beautiful day!