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Oh boy! What a week last week was. New years eve was a lot of fun. I went out with my cousin in Dublin and we had a great night, we headed back to my house the next day and there was a massive Christmas dinner waiting for us (Can I get a hell yeah? best hangover food ever!). The day after I woke up feeling very ill. My whole body was aching and I had a horrible fever, I felt freezing even while cocooned in a million layers, then realised I had a high temperature.
The next day I had a very painful sore throat, felt fatigued as f**k and was aching still. I was sort of hoping I was on the mend but I wasn't because, that night I couldn't sleep, my throat was so unbelievably painful and nothing would relieve it. No amount of manuka honey, medicine or caramel chew chew Ben and Jerry's. I was feeling the worst I've felt in a long time and so I went to the doctor later Friday evening and I'm now on antibiotics. Since learning about it in Biology in Secondary school, I've always thought antibiotics should be a last resort because they kill the good bacteria as well as the bad. But I was pretty miserable and I think it was for the best. All this talk of antibiotics reminds me that it's time to take mine...
...Anyway! thankfully it only took about two days for the Antibiotics to kick in. My throat feels completely better today which is such a relief. I'm able to eat again and I've learned to never take the ability to swallow food painlessly for granted. I don't finish my antibiotics until Friday and I really want to make sure to build myself back up after them, Anyone got any tips? I hear probiotic yogurt and garlic help a lot.
Despite everything, I have still remained quite optimistic about the new year. It was a rotten start and I felt annoyed that I couldn't start any of my goals like everyone else. My intention last week was to workout and eat healthy but I think being sick may have worked to my advantage because I complete lost my appetite for a couple of days and lost 4 pounds as a result! RE-SULT! :D Now I'm feeling not so shit about myself when I pick up my skipping rope tomorrow and attempt New year: Take 2.
|My view from my death bed: My diamonds in the rough.|
|Probably the most productive thing I did while I was sick|
was paint a french manicure on my nails with a nail set
I received for Christmas :)