virus attack

2014… A New Year… A new list of resolutions to fulfill or to ignore… 😉 It can always be carried forward to another year right…? 🙂

Part of my goal was to welcome the New Year with a flood of blog entries, posted one after the other.  Little did I know, I would be hit with a nasty virus… my throat hurt like hell from the incessant coughing, it was so painful that even eating an orange was an ordeal. 😦

To top it off, I lost my voice and I was nearly hospitalized due to an incredibly high fever (almost 104 degrees fahrenheit). Thank God for my guardian angels’ (Jellybean and Jellybean’s Mom) help, the fever went down. I didn’t go to work for 3 days and I was informed that for cases like this, it typically takes 3-4 weeks for a full recovery.

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I went to see a doctor at the walk in clinic, and she prescribed some medicine to help with my cough… but it caused terrible side-effects form me. I got high; I felt like I was floating and couldn’t stop giggling (pretty much like the photo below courtesy of yourdailysource.netf) … it was terrifying. I decided to stop taking that “horrific” medicine and opted for the regular and over the counter medication (Vicks, Advil and Benadryl).

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I guess it’s partially my fault… Late in 2013 around Christmas, I started having trouble breathing but I ignored it and continued going to work. I’ve always been a workaholic; working long hours and pushed myself to the limit. And truly, I suffered the consequences.

The greatest lesson I’ve learned from this is to take care of myself better, exercise regularly, cutting out the extra hours spent at the office, and improve my work-life balance… A challenging task for a workaholic me…

Be careful folks… balance is the key… As they say, health is wealth! 😉

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yin & yang

Experiencing frequent heart pain is a total torture! Sorry to disappoint but it’s not related with love troubles. :p I think the stress of working and taking classes after work is taking a toll on me. It makes wonder on how the full time students who are also juggling work hours in between handle it. I’m sure the pressure is enormous!

Anyhow, I’ve been attacked by giddiness, cold hands and feet, worry wart, and forgetfulness for the past few weeks. Mitch (my friend) mentioned that we have the same symptoms and according to her doctor, those are indication leading to anxiety attack. Her doctor advised her to take magnesium and she told me to do the same thing.

Over the weekend, instead of buying magnesium, I opted for a foot reflexology and back massage for a faster result. It did help relax my nerves for a couple of days. I considered getting a massage every other day but I realized it would be very costly so I decided to have it once a month.

My work and class kept me busy that I totally forgot about the magnesium. One day at work, I was flipping through the pages of the health booklet that my colleague lent me and was surprised to see that one of the health supplements featured contains magnesium, zinc and calcium. It’s called yin and yang, a health supplement from France.

The next morning, my colleague helped me process the order after I expressed my interest in buying yin and yang. It’s such a great product that it greatly improved my well being in such a short span of time.

At the end of the day, it’s really all about balance.
Work and life balance.
Yin and Yang balance.

So when you feel stressed out, check if something is imbalance. :p
Or it can also be associated with your love cup. Think about it.


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