Well, I’ve been under the weather again. This is 3 times since the beginning of the year, so it’s been a bit of a rough go. At least it wasn’t pneumonia this time, but I’m fairly certain it was the flu. It started a week and a half ago with fever (102), chills, splitting headache, sore through dry productive cough, muscle aches, no appetite and yes, hallucinations. I believe I may have had a stomach bug layered on top of this too, because I had diarrhea most of the time that has finally dissipated. Most of the worst symptoms subsided after about 3 days. I still have a lingering cough and congestion in my chest, but mostly I’m better and anticipate that I will hopefully be 100% by next weekend. It’s been a rough year for a lot of folks and many people have been sick. Sometimes my body just can’t escape it and I think I never fully recovered from the pneumonia, so my immune system was weak and ripe for getting sick again.
I’m hoping that this is the last of it for the remainder of this year. It’s tough not to feel as though I’m loosing ground on all the positive work I’ve done over the years when I get acute illnesses like this one right after the other. I haven’t been sick like this in quite a long time, but I do realize that these acute illnesses actually provide good exercise for the immune system. I increased all my supplementation as soon as I knew that I was sick so that I could assist my body to do what it needed to do naturally. Its tough when we’re not feeling well to have the wherewithal to think about supplementation that will assist your body in getting well, but it is good practice.
All this is an important reminded that if you don’t have a good doctor and you suffer from chronic illness in addition to an acute illness that may come about from time to time it is peace of mind to know that you have a good doctor, so I wanted to provide some valuable resources for finding good doctors and practitioners while you are well, so that when you do get sick you know that you have someone you trust you can turn to. I’m not affiliated or paid by any of the following organizations, just feel like these are good first places to turn to when locating a doctor or practitioner. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are looking for specific, specialist or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
The Institute for Functional Medicine: https://www.functionalmedicine.org/practitioner_search.aspx?id=117
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
American Association of Drugless Practitioners