Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday Thirteen

Oh . . . Achoo! It's that time of year, when we spread our germs and sickness abounds. Here are some ideas about not getting sick - and what to do if you do.

1. Wash your hands. A lot. This is the best way to keep from getting germs. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth, too.

2. Carry anti-bacteria cleaner stuff in your car. Use it as soon as you leave a public place.

3. Take Vitamin C. Check with your doctor if you're on other medications.

4. Stay away from people who are sick. Don't shake hands, kiss, hug, or otherwise get close. (Sorry spouses, you get to sleep in the spare room.)

5. Don't touch stuff like public toilets, doorknobs, etc. Use tissues or maybe even wear gloves to keep from getting those icky germs on your hands.

6. Get a good night's rest, exercise, and eat right to keep yourself healthy. A good immune system will go a long way towards keeping those pesky germs at bay.

Now, if you get sick - here's what you do.

7. Stay home! I know you need the money and you don't get sick leave, but please, stay home. Don't spread your germs. This is especially important if you're in the food or health care industries.

8. Rest. This means go to bed and sleep, not clean the house and putter around. You can sit up and watch a little TV but you really should just go to bed and stay there.

9. Drink lots of water or other fluids. You need to keep hydrated. If you're running a fever or have things running out of the other end, this is especially important.

10. Use a humidifier to help keep your sinuses moist.

11. Try chicken soup. Grandma did know a thing or two, and chicken soup can open up your head and make your belly feel better.

12. Take a pain reliever if you need it for muscle aches, headaches, fever, etc. Of course check with your doctor if you're on other medications.

13. Lastly, don't over do it and give yourself time to recover. Going back to work too soon can cause rebound illness, and prolong your agony.

Stay well, and keep on keeping on!


Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list
here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 424th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. All great advice. Whenever we go on a cruise, they're big on passengers washing their hands and using hand sanitiser.

  2. I swear by beta glucan. It boosts your kille T cell production and works well for me most of the time.

  3. Some good advice this time of year. I've been using the anti-bacterial a lot more often this year, especially since I now handle money that's been who knows where on a daily basis now. I had a slight cold in October, but otherwise doing well so far this year (knock on wood). It helps that I now have upstairs neighbors who actually let me sleep at night. I really need to spend some time catching up with your blog. :-\
    My T13

  4. This is timely as my ds came down with a cold yesterday. He didn't drink enough water, and it really hurt him. Hopefully now he's on the mend. He came to my place to work and I sent him home with a can of chicken soup.

  5. someone told me this week to place a little neosporin under each nostril hmmn


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