We've all had one of those weeks...
You know the kind. The ones with challenges or setbacks we never anticipated leaping into our space and causing all sorts of problems.
Before I go on, let me catch you up with why I'm introducing today's topic. It's my hope it helps to prepare you in event you get tackled by the same sort of trouble I ended up contending with the last few days.
Several weeks ago, I wrote about straining a muscle in my pelvis and thigh while jogging. I also wrote that I'd been treating it with lemongrass oil (I used Young Living brand) and it was doing a great job on helping it heal up quickly. I'm happy to report that it's now pain free. I'm no longer limping even a little bit.
Just as I was nearly recovered from the last injury, I had another one.
Last week, a kitchen incident brought on a badly sprained wrist which left my right hand nearly useless. Thankfully, I had access to lemongrass oil (again), a Nikken magnet and Google Voice Typing.
Google Voice Typing helped me with some edits and writing chores. The Nikon magnet and lemongrass oil helped me with pain management and sped up the healing process.
I was mending and managing well enough when yesterday, something seriously wicked my way came...
Just so you know, I don't earn any commission from Nikken, Google Voice Typing or Young Living for telling you about their products. I use them because they're wonderful and I'm hoping you'll check them out yourself 'cause you never know when you might need them too!
Mayday, mayday, mayday!
Yesterday (Monday) I went through a terrible bout of flu symptoms. I won't go into symptom description. I'll just say, if an atheist catches the same flu bug, I'm pretty confident they'll be praying for God to exist and deliver them.
Thankfully I'm well acquainted with God and yes, I was chatting up a blue streak with Him. Wasn't long before He sent along my sister with some wonderful help in the form of an oil diffuser, which puffed Thieves oil blend (also from Young Living) into the air. Then she went about spraying things with a diluted mist of Thieves from her water bottle mister, and then brought me Ginger Ale and some salty potato chips.
Thieves oil blend smells wonderful and its ingredients are awesome-sauce soldiers in the war on flu. The Ginger Ale and salty potato chips were to combat the nausea. Ginger is also an effective flu fighter (even avian flu) and an exceptional medicine for nausea. While in Canada, several months ago, to work with Vicki Warner of WarnerWords, we made several trips in her car on winding roads and several voyages on ocean-ferries. She presented me with a medicine made from ginger called Gravol to combat nausea and it worked great.
The chips were an added nausea fighter and helped replace some nutrients after repetitive and intense bouts of seriously-wretched-retching. They have more nutrients than basic crackers and are gluten and wheat-free. For me (and many others) that's a plus.
It's tomorrow and the sun is out!
This flu isn't only here in the rivers' land. It's all the way down in Texas. I got a message from a friend who was asking me to remember them in prayer because they were suffering from the same symptoms. We both ended up praying for each other. ☺
It's so rampant here that when Alicia went to the shop for Ginger Ale and chips they were sold out of 2 litres (which was okay because we're not keen on plastic) due to so many folks buying it up to take to others with the flu. She came home with a case of canned Ginger Ale instead.
Ginger and Ginger Ale via your own garden & kitchen
Like my mother, I've been a Canada Dry Ginger Ale fan for years. You should click the link and visit their website. It's very cool--they have floating bubbles and bottle-spinning! However, if you'd like to make your own Ginger Ale with ingredients from your own garden (click here to read about growing ginger via master gardener Vicki Warner), one of my fav vloggers, Julia Fowler of Julia Dreads, has a great recipe for you in the video below.
Just below Julia's video is a WarnerWords video featuring how to grow and process ginger.
Julia lives in a renovated older-model fifth-wheel camper and produces some fun and informative videos on a variety of topics like what it's like to be a pro-hair stylist who has dreadlocks (her dreads are amazing!), organic gardening, DIY home interior projects, how to live beautifully and comfortably in a tiny home and how to cook wonderful organic dishes.
Vicki lives on Canada's Sunshine Coast with a magnificent view of Davis Bay, adorable seals, cool boats and the occasional visiting bear. She's a semi-retired gardener, writer, chef and globe-trotter and has accumulated a fascinating background full of interesting experiences she often incorporates into her work on WarnerWords.
If you're not familiar with Julia's YouTube channel or Vicki's WarnerWords website and associated YouTube channel, I encourage you to investigate both and subscribe. These are two valuable members of the indie biz pro bloggers and vloggers community whose work is well worth getting acquainted with and supporting.
Thanks for joining me in the rehash of my latest home-bound adventure. Hope I've shared some info that you'll find helpful before the flu visits your house. Also, my sincere thanks to the support flashPress has received from so many you via the tip jar!
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