I woke up Sunday feeling cruddy, but I thought it was just sinus headache from air pressure. So I went to church anyway. (Sorry, choir folks. Hope I didn’t pass anything along.)
For the rest of the day, I continued to feel cruddy, and gradually accepted that I either had some kind of evil flu or a sinus infection. I still don’t know which. But headache and fever are apparently flu this season, the headache is partially outside my sinus area, and nothing gross is coming out of my nose; so I’m assuming it’s flu. (I would go to the doctor, but we’re kinda snow and ice heavy at the moment, and the county buses aren’t running. I’m not about to walk and get sicker.)
The fever broke last evening, my lymph nodes have shrunk today, and my scratchy throat is responsive to all that liquid-drinking, but the stupid headache has hung on. (My tummy has been fine all along and there’s no drippage to speak of. So yeah, that doesn’t usually happen with flu, colds, or sinus junk. I have no idea what I’ve got.)
So given that I don’t have any Tamiflu around the house, I did a little research. It turns out that, if you think you have a virus (like flu), doctors now advise eating your head off (so your body has energy to fight with) and getting a lot of Vitamin A (as well as lots of fluids and lots of Vitamin C).
And thus, I decided last night that it was time to break out the Filipino ice cream.
Ube and keso flavor is purple yam (lots of Vitamin A!) and cheese (cheddar). The yam was pretty good, like any sweet flavor of ice cream. The orange cheese inclusions were odd but likeable enough. (And there was some kind of sugar syrup along with the cheese.) It was good stuff. The main thing is that purple ice cream will create purple stains, so be careful how you eat it!
I ate about 3/4 gallon. It was very soothing to my throat. And my immune system seems to have used just about all of it for fuel, rather than turning it into fat and bloating me up. Hahahah! Nutritional victory!
I am resting today, continuing to eat, and continuing to keep up the vitamin and fluid barrage. Whatever this junk is, I want it gone.