3x02: sick

Sick Day Tips Masterpost

General Stuff:

  • Drink lots of water and go pee a lot! It’ll help flush out the toxins
  • Make sure to keep your face moisturized. The last thing you want to deal with when your sick is itchy irritated skin 
  • If you have the energy, do some light exercise. It’ll help to invigorate your body
  • Avoid too much screen time D: (sorry that includes tumblr)
  • Try to avoid wearing makeup, or wear as little as possible 

Sore Throat:

  • Drinking Ginger Tea helps a lot :3
  • If you have a clogged/phlegm-y throat, gargling salt water will help (don’t drink it though– you’ll feel even sicker!)
  • Other easy teas are milk and honey or water lemon and honey

Stuffy Nose:

  • Hot showers help get the mucus out
  • As does vapor– fill a bowl with boiling water, then place your head over it with a towel covering your head and try to breathe through your nose. If it gets too hot just take the towel off for a couple of seconds and then continue (this is also great for clearing up the clogged pores in your face! :D)
  • When you go to bed, stack your pillows so that your head is elevated
  • Remember: Eyes, nose, and mouth are connected- so if you have a cold and wear contacts, its best to avoid wearing them if you can. You want to keep those three outlets as free as possible

Upset Stomach:

  • Eating Ajwain seeds or drink ajwain tea helps if you feel nauseous
  • Eating prunes or drinking prune juice helps relieve constipation
  • For eating, remember the B.R.A.T diet: Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. Drinking chicken broth or apple juice is also really good for getting some nutrients without having to try to stomach solid food

Headache:

  • The best OTC medicine to take if you have a headache is Aspirin because if it is an average headache it is most likely caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain, so blood thinners are good
  • Drink lots of water! It will do the same as Aspirin 
  • Stay away from screens or straining your eyes at all and get some shut eye in a dark room

Feel Better bbs!

So after living with diabetes for 13 years I have; this week, learnt something new.

I was awake all night Wednesday night and Thursday until about 11pm when I went to bed, I woke up at 11am Friday feeling like SHIT, my blood sugars were ok so I assumed I just had a bug.

Living with a chronic illness involves a lot of difficult days but I felt so much worse than my usual ‘bad day.’ I was being sick all day and the staff at my residential home contacted 111 (which took FOREVER!) I was told to take my medications as usual and drink clear fluids. After doing as I was advised I continued to vomit, tablets and all…until i literally had nothing else left inside. My body still convulsed as if I was going to be sick.

An ambulance was called after about 12 hours of me feeling THE worst I’ve ever felt. I was taken to hospital and told I had DKA, I’ve had DKA before, a lot (and that is nothing to brag about at all!) but I felt different, my blood sugars were fine but I had high levels of ketones…now, it might sound stupid but I was always taught to test for ketones when your blood sugar is high…so how did I have DKA with a blood sugar of 6?!

I think it’s time for me to have a refresher day with my endo team.

Long story short I had DKA, in hospital for a week, again. Even when I’m trying my best to do everything right I still end up with fucking ketones!!

12:22pm: Yay! First studyblr post! Last weekend was a long weekend holiday for us Aussie high schoolers but unfortunately I got super sick. Today’s to do list is just a clean up of my study space (and my life). Still got to take it easy, it’s been a super terrible weekend. But now I’m just going to ease back into it with some practice listening tasks for Korean language! ㅋㅋㅋ