It wasn’t long ago that I was dealing with a sore throat and subsequent cold which took 14 days to clear, but now it seems I’m back again with a sore throat.
It’s difficult with children in school to be totally free of not catching a cough or cold and with parents working all the time, children and the school playground are a breeding ground for these types of illness. I am more susceptible because I have Cerebral Palsy.
The problem for me is not so much the sore throat, but the link I have to other health problems when my sore throat turns into a cold. It’s gets more difficult each time. Being ill scares me. I hate the feeling that comes over me as I try to deal with the whole experience positively. It scares me that I have little control over my reflux and digestion problems and that as soon as the sore throat comes, I have all of it to deal with again.
I think it comes with the territory. I used to think if I were more aware of what I was dealing with, I would perhaps cope better, but it’s probably the fact that I hate illness and generally cope less with illness. I know I have to get through it.
And the usual supplements I take tend to stop working as I struggle to find a comfortable space. It’s tough.