Friday, 8 January 2010

Battling in the front line!


Mr Grumpy (and most of his friends) have had the most ghastly cold all over Christmas. It's the one that ends up with the horrible chesty cough that wakes you up all night. You know the one. I's the one that sends you rushing to buy super-glooper Tena Lady pads.

So far I have managed not to catch it, but today I awoke with earache, headache, sore throat and am now going hot and cold. So I am staging a last ditch attempt to beat the bacteria army by swigging soluble Vitamin C 1000mg and taking L-Lysine capsules. This combo is courtesy of my old friend and neighbour Dr John Briffa, who recommended it as a way of giving one's immune system a quick, effective boost if ever you felt you were getting a cold sore (or herpes of any type, even the unmentionable) and it works for colds too. Well, usually. We'll see. I hope it will as I can't skate down to the chemist's for the Tena Lady at the moment and it's just started snowing again.

On another subject, I went shopping for slippers at both my local shopping centres and there wasn't a size 6 to be had. Presumably this popular size was widely bought as Xmas presents. So I went on line and found the most amazing cheap website. It's www.wynsors.com and from them I purchased black ones with a glittery pink design, and the leopard print bootees you see in the photo. At £3 and £5 apiece, I consider them amazing value. I ordered them last Sunday and they arrived today. Fantastic, considering they have come all the way from Lancashire in the ice and snow. So my feet are warm and toasty now and I have chucked out my previous two pairs, the soles of which were flapping and highly dangerous on our wooden stairs. Just imagine the scene in A&E. Rows of people who have broken legs by slipping on ice, and me. "How did the accident happen?" "Well, I was coming downstairs in my slippers..." I'd feel such an idiot. At least it would have been better if I'd tripped over the cat. (Though maybe Flad wouldn't have enjoyed it...)

Now that I've tempted Fate, I'd better b***** off!

7 comments:

Perovskia said...

Take 2000mg of Vitamin C while you're sick, or for the remainder of the winter, if you like. You can boost it up to 3000mg if you're feeling like hell *but just for a couple days*. You can have too much.

Get lots of rest! Hope you feel better soon!

Jacula said...

More accidents happen in the home, due to seemingly harmless objects, than you might imagine. I broke my toe on a sofa, for instance.

hydra said...

I presume you broke your toe on the leg of the sofa rather than kicking a cushion, Jacula! And Perovskia, I am taking 1000 mg 'cos I thought that was the maximum you could take. But I suppose it doesn't matter as Vit C goes right through you, anyway!

Perovskia said...

It mostly does, but there is a uI (upper level tolerate intake) aka toxic tolerance/levels. Don't exceed 3000mg for more than a couple days, other than that, you can take 2000mg/day. Healthy days!

Jacula said...

Broke it on the hard base surround whilst attempted to chase son to bash him, Hydra. He'd been really rude to me when I'd told him, yet again, to get his school homework done. I saw red, he ran, jumped over the sofa and I crashed into it, not having made the jump when giving chase. Moral? Attempting to bash your children can be detrimentalto your health. And, no, even at 25, he hasn't stopped laughing about it.

Jacula said...

Little swine!

hydra said...

Yep, little swine, Jac. You said it!!!