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Yuck [Nov. 10th, 2008|11:39 am]
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I don't feel well. I'm all achy and my stomach hurts. I'm fairly sure it's from sore muscles because I planted some stuff at the land, but it feels preflu like.

I also think I might have pulled a muscle or something. I was pulling the cart, loaded with water, downhill and it got away from me. I caught it but decided to let it go because it was too heavy. I think that in the instant I tried to catch the cart, I pulled a muscle in my belly. There's a specific sore spot that's been hurting the same amount in the same place since yesterday evening.

So I'm pretty sure what I have is general muscle stiffness and a pulled muscle. At least I hope that's what it is. Whatever it is, I feel really crummy.

I planted a wildflower I don't have a picture of, and I also planted:

Purple Sage
Purple Sage

and a Passionflower.


[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2008-11-10 05:36 pm (UTC)
sounds like several pulled muscles, plus tired.
1. take an anti histamine, just in case you stirred up anything moldy
2. take low doses of pain reliever/anti inflammatory meds on a clockwork schedule.
3. moist warm heat, or even dry warm heat on the tummy. (you can make a good hot pad with a cotton cloth sewn into a "pillow" filled with rice or other grain. heat in microwave)
4. boost you intake of good oils, they seem to help healing. also extra L glutamine is good for repairing muscles (any body builder vitamin pack will have it in the set)
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-11-11 12:52 am (UTC)
Thanks for the good advice. I took an Aleve and slept all afternoon (excepting the drive to and from the movie theater to see Madagascar, but I did sleep through most of the movie).

I'll take an antihistamine tonight. I hadn't thought of that. If I can get the energy to make a hot pack, I'll also try heat on my belly.

I don't know what "good oils" are, but I eat lots of olive oil because I like it on my yogurt, and I take vegetarian DHA pills every day and there's vegetarian DHA in the milk we drink.
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[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2008-11-11 02:50 am (UTC)
in my opinion, good oils are DHA (ok you have that covered)
Flax seed oil (seems to have an anti inflammatory effect on some people)
hemp oil (really good balance of oils in that)
coconut (one of the best possible oils, especially for a vegetarian, as it gives you saturated fats in a GOOD form)

i like Udo's Oils, available in the refridgerated section of the local whole foods or health food store. but they are . um.. expensive

if you dont have the energy to make anything special. get a THICK towel, soak it in REALLY hot water and wring it out hard.. use that as a hot pack.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-11-11 03:05 am (UTC)
This might explain why I wanted a coconut milk based soup last night. But I didn't get it because I'm onn a budget. Maybe I'll get it tomorrow because soup is cheaper than the doctor.

I make my hot packs by putting wet T-shirts in open zip locks. Then I carefully close the zip lock and wrap the hot pack in another shirt.

The antihistamine really helped (I took a kid's chewable Benadryl).

Thanks for the suggestions.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2008-11-10 08:07 pm (UTC)
Ha ha. Maypop. That's what some people call retread tires.

There's a stomach bug and flu going around here. If you get light sensitive maybe call your dr and see if you can get a scrip for tamiflu. One time I took it and it derailed the flu I was getting. It might be really expensive though so check first.

I hope you feel better.

And all the advice from fabricdragon looks good too.

Let me know about that dog.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-11-11 12:55 am (UTC)
The poor dog has to wait another day. But I figured out that I should bring Rich's car so I have somewhere to put it. I can bring it back here and keep it in the yard until I figure out what to do with it.

I'm trying to figure out if I have the flu. If it seems to be getting worse, I'll call the doctor. So far I just seem to be tired, achy and I have been sleeping a lot.

Time will tell.
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