Things that helped me survive Covid, and should help you cope with any illness:
🫁 Deep Breathing Exercises
🧊 Migraine Patches
🍯 Honey, lemon, ginger & apple cider vinegar in hot water (a dream for sore throats!)
🧼 Bubble Baths
🍋 Honey & Lemon flavour chloraseptic anaesthetic throat spray
🍊 Vitamin C & Probiotic
🤧 When you’re sick, do less than you feel able to, fatigue is hard to deal with so don’t go back to your ‘normal’ too soon! Take any exercise or movement gently.
😴 Make sure you rest as much as you can, put on a good TV show or your comfort movie, sleep lots, and keep drinking water and warm drinks. My chosen distraction was The Good Place, a show that I can confirm only gets better with rewatching!
😘 Your work and other responsibilities can wait. Nothing is more important than your own health so try to clear your plans and schedule time to just heal. (this is harder to do in practice, of course!)
Sickness on top of chronic illness or disability is hard for so many reasons, so if you, like me, have to deal with both, I hope you are really proud of yourself! Your strength is hardly ever recognised and even less frequently celebrated, but I see you. You’re doing great, sweet tea 🤪☕️