When I was still single and without a son, I used to scold my older sister for taking too much medications when she’s sick. Back then, she only had one daughter (now she has two); and like most mothers she does everything at home most of the time. Aside from that, she also takes her daughter to school and manages a family business on the side.
Back then, I was free-spirited and follow the green life as much as possible. Anything organic and raw was the name of the game. I would also scold my Papa, who would take an antibiotic at the slightest feeling of fever and flu.
I know that going overboard with medication is NOT. AT. ALL. GOOD. FOR. YOU.
Well, fast forward to now, and I have single handedly placed my own foot in my big mouth almost every chance that I get sick. I know it’s not the best thing, but after I get really sick for two days and all the vitamins and juicing is not working. I tend to go the worse way possible and get the three-day strong antibiotics called Zithromax. Usually, I feell much much better 24 hours after taking the first dosage, but last week – I still feel fuzzy and weak even after completing the whole three days.
Right now, I feel much better – and am almost back on my healthy feet again. As a mother now, I have another human being relying on me. If I get sick, who will drive Sky to school? Who will give him a bath? Who will help him with his school review? Who will take him to taekwondo classes?
That’s why I panic and medicate myself with kidney and stomach ruining drugs that is both good and bad for me.
But yesterday, after drugging myself effectively from Tuesday up until Saturday; I just took it easy and drank loads of freshly pressed apple juice instead. No to Berocca, not even a neozep; just drank water and apple juice the whole day, up until today.
Most mommies and daddies out there go over with their meds like me, and I don’t blame them. We do have to be up and about for the little ones. But for me, hopefully – I will find myself in a better rhythm, drink more raw juices and SLEEP MORE AS NEEDED.
Sleep is my new drug.