a reply to: loam
I take a middle road approach.
---if you do get sick with an ordinary cold, you will want your comfort stuff like drinks, food, bedtime supplies, reading material, over the counter
often when you have a cold or flu, you will find that you need stuff like a headache pill or throat lounges or some gatorade drink.
why...you just have gone right down to the corner store or pharmacy or supermarket to get them!
however, this virus is a bit different. OK. you just have a very bad cold, version, of this coronavirus, and things will be soon Ok but on the
fourth day you want some of those supplies. but here maybe 70% of the people in your area ALSO wants these same supplies! this is where things get
dicey as 2,691 other people have been there before you so that you only see empty shelves!
so buy these items now! beat the rush. might only set you back $20 to $60 and eventually you will use these items up anyway. comfort foods, meds,
drinks, even blankets and reading material: get them *now*!!
also: since you might really will catch this, you will want a nice safe quiet place to be sick in! so, in advance, have a quiet place set up in
advance. have the tv in the good spot, have a tray handy by bedside, have a puke bucket ready by bedside, have your caregivers Informed and ready to
help you at a moments notice, have the room itself Prepped for in case you catch this. have extra soap by the shower, have lots and lots of tissues
[be sure to buy many boxes of tissues right now along with the rest of your stuff!]
point is....when you do get sick, you might not be in any mood to prepare your hidey-hole, your comfort place, for you to be in! you might not even
physically be able to properly prepare. you know what you need and like, for such a comfort place; get it ready *now*!
now for number TWO: what will happen *after* you catch this virus and begin to heal?
[good idea too for any respiratory flu.]
since a huge number of deaths are due to the after-flu-pneumonia, the pneumonia that can happen after the virus goes away, you would want to prevent
this pneumonia from happening. pneumonia often begins where there is mucus sitting in the lungs, especially at the bottom of the lungs. this mucus
is where pneumonia gets started. thus you need to bring this mucus up and spit it out!
a truck driver once wrote that his greatest sickness problem is not back or kidney problems but pneumonia ! he does not ever swing his arms as he
sits all day long.
so when you are beginning to feel like getting up, and you really should get up for at least an hour or two each sick-day, you should take a walk and
take a least of a quarter mile long walk and SWING THOSE ARMS! this will help bring up that mucus and then you spit it out onto the ground or better
yet, into a tissue. do not ever swallow it! getting up, too, circulates the blood. tells your body that you are alive. maybe only for an hour
a day or so at the beginning of bed time recovery.
while i am not a doctor and that everyone is DNA different in responses, i have found that eating jello several times a week helps heal the mucus
membranes, for me at least. bananas too. the jello has collagen in it, the bananas has phosphorus and other minerals that help with muscle spasms
. a dish of jello once a day and then several times a week for a few weeks. if you wish to try this, buy some now! then a banana a day for a
week or two....
do not rush to get back to work either. heal first. keep the stress low.
there, my middle of the road approach.....
edit on 26-1-2020 by freestonew because: add more material