Yep...flu A has taken out my family. My older son developed a bad cough and fever Sunday night. Well, we took him to the doctor yesterday, and he tested positive for flu A. Now, it could definitely be swine flu, however the doctor said that unless he was ill enough to be hospitalized we wouldn't know. I have symptoms, the baby has mild symptoms, and so does DH. We think the baby hasn't had much problems because he gets a steroid breathing treatment via nebulizer every night, which would reduce any inflammation and coughing. He did have a fever last night. They are both on Tamiflu. Which, just so you know, is INCREDIBLY expensive. My baby is covered by his dad's insurance and medicaid, so he didn't cost anything, but Jackson, my older boy, his tamiflu cost 86 dollars!!! With the insurance too, I might add. Aye, aye, aye....
I also found out that a good friend of ours has rectal cancer. He is interested in juicing and alternative therapies, so he wants to come over and check out my juicer and look in to some healthier nutrition. I've seen a documentary called The Beautiful Truth, which is about something called Gerson Therapy. Sounds incredible, but it's very healthy, and although I wouldn't say it can cure cancer definitively (what do I know??), it is very nutritious and includes juicing and raw foods. He's very eager to talk to someone about this. He has all these decisions to make and he wants to get some feedback from others. I think he's very scared and just wants someone to talk to. He's seen three different doctors and they all three had a different perspective and possible outcomes. He was supposed to come over yesterday, but we're quarantined here at the moment.
My diet continues to be pretty good. Not stellar sometimes, but every day is a new one, right? I've caved in to late night temptations a few times, but it's getting to be less and less. I'm into lowfat cottage cheese right now. I find that after my workout, it's what I want. I've also been digging honeydew melon. It is soooo sweet right now. I can't believe how sweet it is! Almost too sweet, but not really :) I've been having green juices about every other day. I find unless I put just the right ingredients in, I can't stomach it lately. This means lots of ginger and lemons and apples. I made some the other day with too much kale and it was awful. Kinda turned my stomach. What a turn off. I'm thinking maybe I'll dilute my juice with half filtered water to weaken the taste a little. My tastebuds just can't handle it lately.
Onward and upward! Well, if we're talking weight, then downward.....lol.
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