Saturday, February 6, 2016
NEED A REST FROM IT ALL? TAKE ONE AND REDISCOVER YOURSELF
Despite vaccinations, quite a few people are ill right now. I'm one of them. I've discovered that vaccinations don't cover every sort of flu.
During the week past I had flu symptoms that just would quit. I went to the internal medicine nurse practitioner at Oregon Health and Sciences University on Thursday, February 4, and got a diagnosis along with ideas for immediate action. Diagnosis: stomach flu. Action recommendation: bed rest and electrolyte drinks. To double check, I went to Mayo Clinic's website. Their description and recommendation matched the NP's report. Even though stomach flu can become deadly there's no vaccination for it.
Net result: I'm feeling better but I'll never make my Saturday posting deadline with a reasonable post.
So I'm taking a breather from posting except for this recommendation: if you or your family have flu symptoms see a practitioner at read Mayo's article on viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu.) You might be amazed.
Have a healthy week! I'll be back next Saturday.
P.S. This blog is about self-discovery. I think I've just made an important self-discovery. Sometimes it's best for me to miss a deadline. Maybe for you too?