Facts and Tips
If your time is limited, the link to my article about the differences is at the bottom for a quick read. (< 5 minutes)
Before you read about the differences of these two, I’m going to go over a few tidbits of info about this flu season. I will also give you a few tips about:
These tidbits will help you and your loved ones:
1) either not get sick, or
2) help you/them get over it quicker, and hopefully
3) stay out of hospital.
What we are discussing:
flu = virus (no cure, you just treat symptoms)
sepsis = bacteria (easily treatable; however, very deadly if not diagnosed early)
Why we must take precaution;
This flu season’s biggest killers are:
I’ll try and break it down for you here.
Sepsis is a bacteria. It is simply blood poisoning, but is easily treated with just six simple steps, (including IV fluids, IV antibiotics), but is very deadly if not diagnosed quickly.
Flu, or influenza is a virus, has no cure, so you can only treat the symptoms it presents, such as fever, body pain, muscle ache, coughing, etc.
2018 Flu outbreak
First, a few thoughts on this year’s flu outbreak…
In northeast Alabama my town has been hit hard. Adults were getting the flu as early as Thanksgiving and some are still not completely well. Many have had the shot. Now, I’m hearing it’s hitting the children. I’ve been in the grocery store hearing children with horrible sounding coughs. Why anyone would bring a sick child into a public place — especially a grocery store where all of us must go at some point, is beyond me, but there are a lot of nuts out there. So if you are still well take measures now to enhance your immune system as a defense in case you come in contact with someone who has flu, since it is spread by airborne means.
Quite frankly, store managers should do their due diligence and say something. This is one reason it keeps spreading. So, a few things I suggest to do are:
•wear a mask to stores like the grocery
•keep antibacterial cloths in your car to wipe down buggies; or keep some wipes in your purse
I know this is inconvenient but the alternative will be much worse.
Empty Your Bladder every 3-4 hours
Most of us know to drink lots of water which is a great. Water helps create more blood, which means you gain more red blood cells. This is what I mean by “enhancing your immune system.” It’s your ground zero of defense, and where your antibodies are manufactured.
But what you may forget, or, may WAIT to do…is to go to the bathroom and relieve yourself!
I’m just gonna say it- pee pee pee!!!
if you are taking care of someone and they are too tired to get up,
- take the male a urinal
- for female, use a bedside potty
At Work, What Do I Do? Help!
If you’re at work hopefully you have a bathroom nearby. If not, make arrangements with your boss about taking more breaks because at this point they should be well aware of the seriousness of this season’s flu situation.
Prevention: Supplements, Lysol, and Chicken Broth!
What I do:
Rann’s World – my body system
As you know I’m already on a powerful nutritional supplement since October, so I’m ahead of the game, thankfully. It’s in a previous post. It’s a great product called Thrive™️ by Le-vel. It’s vitamins, minerals, and their own proprietary plant/based blended. I’m very much impressed by the product.
That said, my point being… be sure you give yourself immune support. Now days there are vitamins and supplements for any age group: children, teens, college, married, middle age, menopausal, seniors. They come in tablet form or liquid, and from your local distributor to online sources.
Rann’s World – my habitat, where I live
I like Lysol spray. I spray my toilet and wipe it down every time I use it. Because I’m catheterizing now every 3-4 hours (a few posts back I tell you why) it’s essential I keep the toilet clean. The catheters are plastic and need to be used in a clean setting. My mother used the bottle concentrate of Lysol at home to clean the bathrooms, and we never got sick.
Factoid: At home my father also cooked fresh food, not gourmet…just fresh. We didn’t eat takeout. <<<<
l use either one depending. I also keep Clorox liquid bleach (just a teaspoon per load so it doesn’t ruin my cottons) for washing my white underclothes and tank tops. Since I’m a survivor of septic shock, I make sure the clothes I wear closest to my groin, breasts, and underarms are as bacteria-free as possible. For the record, the rest of my clothes I wash in Dreft™️ a baby formulated liquid detergent. It’s better for the skin, and easier on the nose.
Rann’s World – what I eatChicken Broth (use chicken breasts w/skin) I don’t know what it is about chicken broth but it has healing properties in it. I think possibly it’s in the bone marrow but I really don’t know. Get breasts that are naturally sourced as possible, not ones that have additives or infused with juices. Add fresh garlic or scallions for flavor and /or sea salt for a little flavor & health benefit upgrade. Add rice or noodles when the sick person can handle it.
So now you know a little bit about how I roll!
Here is the link to my article on the differences between flu and sepsis;
Cancer Immunity Disorders – Flu and Sepsis Until next time, hoping you and your loved ones remain healthy and in good spirits this winter season!
If you have any questions about me or my experiences, feel free to post in comments below.
~ Rann xoxo
Author’s note; I am not a medical professional. All information is taken in large part from my personal experience.
Alert: If you think you or a loved one may be sick call your family doctor. If you are having trouble breathing, you might have pneumonia, or any other serious issue.
If you see red blotches on the abdomen or elsewhere, a rapidly accelerating fever, vomiting, or if the person is becoming incoherent, dial 911 immediately for ambulance. Tell the EMS to tell the hospital that you “suspect sepsis.”