Yesterday gave me a return of the old low-energy blues, and after the hypomanic evening i'd had Wednesday, i wondered if i had just overdone my exertions. I woke up this morning with a stuffy nose, perceptible inflammation, and low-grade headache -- i think i caught somebody's bug, and it was so mild i didn't perceive significant malaise!
Being the reclusive cat-lady* i am, i don't come in contact with a lot of "germs" from day to day. In the past this has meant that whenever i visit my grandchildren i run the risk of catching all those buggies that are so communicable in the "real world." I think there's a darned good chance i'm improving my immune system a huge amount at the same time i'm fine-tuning my nutrition.
Not surprising. If i wasn't getting enough pre-formed vitamin A before to keep my mitrochondria churning out the ATP decently, i probably wasn't getting enough to keep my immune system firing on all eight, either. We all know that A is important for immunity, and i THOUGHT i was getting enough with my cod-liver oil, but the food version of liver is so much more effective, i won't be buying the Carlson brand of CLO anymore -- i have to doubt its potency.
But today i'm back wanting to trot up the stairs instead of trudge. I had a couple of ibuprofen and a couple of benedryl, so the aches are almost gone, even though i can still feel a little inflammation in the tissues of my upper respiratory system. I'm going to get myself a zinc lozenge next time i'm in the bathroom, and use the neti-pot later, and i expect tomorrow will be even better than today.
YIPPEE! I may have been "sick" but i'm not SIIIIIICK!
* i'm less of a cat-person than a dog-person but ... the leap from dog-lady to BITCH is just too easy!