Thank God for helping me recover from the sickness. I was sick for last 5 days, never been this bad. I had cold, sore throat before but this was the worst. I am still not sure if it was flu or what as it was not something i had before. And due to the deadline at office, i was working from home, sneezing and working.

In India, it was always nice to have someone beside you when you are sick or for any reason, but since the time i came here, i knew i have to be self-dependent, this country is for the independent people. But still i miss my Mom’s care and love, her making food for me, asking me things all the time, checking on my sickness, not letting me out of the bed. Now that i am not a teenager, nor i am single, i am married with the amazing husband and have an amazing little daughter, baby no. 2 on the way, i should be less expecting and more giving.

As i am pregnant, i couldn’t take any medicine or over-the counter stuff except Regular Tylenol. Google’d for some medicines that i could take and got few on the list, just to be safe i called my family physician’s office. Doctor told me to get plenty of rest, drink a lot of fluids, water with salt gargles and steam. If there is fever or aches, then go for regular Tylenol. And if nothing gets better after 3-4 days, then to check with her back. So i had no option, but to be on bed and rest and rest…

What i did : Took Tylenol twice in 4 days, hot water steam daily, used my daughters salinex nose drops and her Tylenol syrup for cold and sore throat for kids twice, gargled with salt and warm water many times, warm water with honey soothed my throat, lots of water and rest…

Feeling really better today and want to do all the stuff i couldn’t in the last few days… starting from laundry to cleaning and cooking 🙂