I’m sick as is ML. It’s one of those awful seasonal colds that it seems everyone gets in September. As you know I’ve just used my medical line of savings on a big expense. I haven’t even submitted it to my insurance yet to see if I can recoup the cost.
So when I woke up on Sunday with all the symptoms I was concerned that being sick was going to ruin my budget. Over the counter medications are not inexpensive. The brand I usually purchase is over $20 for 24 pills or nearly half my grocery budget.
Thankfully I found a cheaper pharmacy brand. Downside: while my first choice lets me continue working this one leaves me drained so I can’t take it at work even though it only lasts 4 hours.
On the plus side, we already had pork chops in the freezer that can be made with a side of rice. Currently I just want ham sandwiches and $15 got me a loaf of bread, 2 packs of ham and another emergency freezer lasagna as neither of us wanted to cook. So maybe the weekly budget won’t take a hit.
My heart goes out to those who suffer from ill health. It’s expensive! I’m hoping that at the end of the week I’ll break even in spite of this setback.
To aid my healing I’m also using tips from friends and family: teas laced with honey, menthol rub on my feet with socks, hydrogen peroxide in the ears and for some reason sleeping with olive oil in my hair.
Any tips to help me kick this cold to the curb?
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