Through the Lead Window


August 6, 2020

my thoughts for today

thought I’d take a minute and give you an update…

You may or may not remember that I said something a week or so ago about trusting your gut and maybe getting the corona virus test, just to make sure. It looks like, in Frederick – where I live – testing is only available if you have symptoms. I thought testing had opened up, but I was wrong. So I got on the CDC website and answered the questions, I don’t need to be tested at this time. As I really don’t have any symptoms.

Yeah, I’m tired, have allergy like symptoms and I am achy…but nothing really abnormal for me. With the “attack” I had a couple weeks ago, I think it just took me some time to recoup. Considering I don’t have air conditioning, I knew I needed to take it especially easy for a while.

Yesterday, my throat started hurting. Again, it could be allergies…especially since my ears were hurting a little. This could mean that my sinus’ are acting up, and my throat is/was irritated from post nasal drip. I started gargling with salt water, taking allergy medicine, saline nasal wash (home made). Last night, before bed, I also took some NYQUIL…just to make sure, if I’m starting to get a cold or something, this will help knock it out. I slept like a baby!

So far, this morning, I feel pretty good.

The recipe for the home made nasal wash is…

1 tsp sea salt (no iodine)
1 tsp baking soda
16 oz of distilled water (tap water can be used, but boil it first to sterilize it)

store in a closeable container in a cool, dark place

This recipe works for me. And it worked for my dad when he couldn’t get rid of a sinus infection several years ago. The doctor’s told him after many office visits and prescribing him the strongest stuff they could that he was going to have to have an operation. He said “no operation” and started looking for alternatives. He found this recipe, started using it. When he went back to the doctor’s for a check up, the sinus infection was gone.

I prefer homemade, you know exactly what it is that you are ingesting, or putting in your body. Three simple ingredients…as opposed to store bought. According to usparmacist.com ” Nasal decongestant sprays contain such ingredients as oxymetazoline (e.g., Afrin), phenylephrine (e.g., Neo-Synephrine), or naphazoline (limited availability)”. If you don’t need that, why put it in your body? This home made recipe is a nasal wash, as opposed to an allergy nasal spray, which I use as well – when needed. You can use the nasal wash almost as much as you want, but not right after using an allergy spray. It will wash out the effectiveness of the allergy nasal spray.

In no way am I advising you not to heed your doctor’s advice, just letting you know what works for me. Options are always good, right? When searching for information on the web, be cautious, and if need be, ask your doctor’s advice. A good doctor will advise you to what is safe.

By now, you probably know I really don’t like doctors and will do what I need to, to keep away from them. Especially now, with the corona virus. Save the doctor’s office for when you really do need them.

Anyways, here’s the link to the post where I share what happened that hot July day…what started out good. I haven’t updated as of yet, but I think what happened that day was my body was so stressed that it led to [the start of] an asthma attack. Should I have gone to the hospital? Maybe. Did I? No. If I hadn’t been able to cool down and get my breathing under control, yeah, the paramedics would have had to been called.


now, something a little more lighthearted…

originally posted Dec 4, 2019

Picture of the Day

life is so much brighter when we focus on what truly matters
taken September 18, 2010
Fort Frederick, Maryland
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

I tried looking at the bright side of life
but it hurt my eyes

Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!!

alice in wonderland - See this image on Photobucket.

“I wonder if the snow
loves the trees and fields,
that it kisses them so gently?
And perhaps it says,
“Go to sleep, darlings,
till the summer comes again.”
~ Through the Looking Glass

take care
stay safe
much love

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