Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wet socks and the flu

Argh! I'm sick! Sick with a knock you off your feet flu. I woke up yesterday just long enough to realize that every single joint hurt, I had mad chills and I couldn't stand for more than 30seconds without feeling like I was going to pass out! So I went back to sleep. I slept 36 hours, waking up for 10 minutes here and there. Feeling better today - aches and pains are gone, chills are gone. Still can't stand up though, and I still have no appetite. My kitties have been helpful - well as helpful as kitties can be. They didn't bug me when I slept through dinner time yesterday, and they have created an excellent kitty blanket to keep me warm. They still haven't quite figured out how to make me tea though...

Last night before going to bed again for the night, I managed to do something that was definitely key in healing me as much as I've healed. It's going to sound super icky. And I'm not going to lie, the first couple of times you do it, it IS. But it's soooo worth it. Last time I had a killer cold, it helped me circumvent a sinus infection and got me sleeping through the night.

You'll need two things:
a pair of thin cotton socks
a pair of wool or flannel socks. Although wool socks aren't vegan, I feel that they're a bit key to the success of this.I'm borrowing the boy face's so I don't need to buy my own pair.

soak the thin cotton socks in cold cold cold water and wring them out well (so  they're not dripping wet)
Put the wet cold socks on your feet and quickly cover them with the dry wool socks
Go to sleep

It'll be icky feeling for about 10 minutes, but then you'll be passed out cold and you'll awake miraculously healed (or at least close to it). When you feel a cold coming on, do this right away and the cold will pass right on by!

What's your get well quick trick??



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