I am becoming an artful dodger, no not a pickpocket, but trying to perfect the art of dodging the flu.
The flu is all around me, at work, in my family.......and honestly, I am washing my hands so much, they are just about to crack. Even my hematologist expressed her concern last week when I saw her.
She didn't have to remind me of the consequences I could face if I catch the flu.
I can't live in a bubble, I am trying to avoid crowds, head in the other direction when I hear someone cough or sneeze.....but this is Christmas, what to do, what to do? I am drinking elderberry tea, have upped my vitamin C, trying to rest as much as possible. Drinking lots of fluids.
I keep telling myself that I will not let my disease define who I am......but when flu season hit early, and our local school sent as many as 200 students home in a day, I admit I began to feel a little anxious. Do you all have any suggestions.....yes, I got a flu shot and a pneumonia shot.
I am teaching chakra classes again at work, and today I taught a class built around #4, the heart.
We talked about love, compassion......not just for others, but for ourselves as well. We talked about the physical heart as well as the emotional one, it was a wonderful healing class. Tonight, I am reminding myself that I am loved, and that in itself boosts the immune system.
I have painted all my cards, mailed half of them, made cookies for Samantha to take to work tomorrow, made spiced cider for Rick's book signing, I am ready for for nog and fruitcake.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams