Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Cost of Sickness

I thought this was neat. It's a British WWII poster describing the cost of the common cold:

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Wow, they weren't just a-kidding on reminding people to use a handkerchief when coughing or sneezing to prevent a cold!

I've been fighting a cold for more than three weeks, I have no idea what it going on with my immune system. It's been one thing after another, infection after infection and who knows if the flu is part of it? I was up in the middle of the night looking up articles on antibiotics and such along with local doctor reviews....I know there is a time and a place for antibiotics when truly needed. I've never seen a sickness hang on in such a way as this! I admit I'm becoming a bit depressed. I've tried over the counter, natural and am now taking cloves of garlic 3 crushed cloves each dose at least 3 or 4x a day. If this doesn't work I may be making a visit to the doctor. Pray for me please whoever reads this and will pray.

The last time I was on antibiotics was 18 years ago when I delivered my Baby-Becca, I had tested positive for beta-strep, my RN midwife ran the antibiotics through IV as I was in labor. Interesting experience indeed! Dr. Ron Paul would have delivered my baby if I would have been transported the the hospital. I'm not so sure about his foreign policy but I must admit Dr. Paul was hilarious in the last debate, such a humorous personality I think he displayed. Our family was rolling when he answered "I would ask why he called!" : ) I thought it was cute the way he talked about his wife's cookbooks. I have both of them, the old and the new one. Really sweet and down to earth.

Praying for Rick Santorum and his family as they have admitted their daughter, Bella into the hospital. It must be very difficult for them. I thought Santorum was bravissimo in the debate. I like the guy as a whole...he's the same generation Italian like me to boot. Both our grandparents were immigrants from Italy. I agree with Mark Levin on him, in my opinion Santorum is a likable guy, he says what he says and means what he says.

I love this:
Rick Santorum with Bella.  “This child…can do nothing but love me.”  Santorum observed, “That’s me with the (Heavenly) Father—I am so profoundly disabled in His eyes.”    ~Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum with Bella.

“This child…can do nothing but love me.” Santorum observed, “That’s me with the (Heavenly) Father—I am so profoundly disabled in His eyes.” ~Rick Santorum

Sure is a lot to think about on the candidates don't you agree? There are questions on all. Our family is not big government and we don't want the government in our private affairs. We want things the way they used to be, especially in the medicine department. I sure don't believe in any "System" and I hate hearing about the system as if it's the norm and is an entitlement as if insurance is a given. No thank you. In our families years ago, they were friends with their doctors, my dad's running buddy was the doc's son and the families traded for services, my dad still visits over the phone with the boy now also an elderly retired doctor. My grandpa gave the then boy advice on who he married at the parents request! People had time to care about people and wanted to help each other, it wasn't about paper work and insurance payments. If a candidate wants to turn this mom off, just start talking about the system as if it's the norm. What a tangled web they have turned medicine into!

Praying for a real prolife President who will keep us and Israel safe.

Please lift me up in prayers as well, my aging parents are about to have a cow on how long I've been sick and I can't blame them. Please pray God would give me and my family wisdom in this area, we need it desperately. My dad called this morning and wanted to hear me talk, he wanted to hear my voice.

Praying for our country, praying for the spiritual sickness and the anemic pulpits, praying for me to get well. Simple. I can't do it on my own.

Love to Friends, a hug. ~Amelia


Beloved's Bride said...

I have you written in my prayer journal, Mrs. Amelia. Your house selling and your cold. I sure hope you get a blessing in both areas!

I could have written this post exactly on the election! ;)

I owe you an email. I will get on it! ;)

Amelia said...

Thank you so much Carmen, I could sure use those prayers.

Oh I'm so glad you liked what I wrote on the election, that debate was so funny at times with Dr. Paul...he was a hoot! And Santorum had them told at one point. : ) It's so funny Carmen, when I sit down to blog I have no idea what is going to flow from the heart!

I hope you and your precious family are doing good this beautiful but cold Sunday eve!

auntie said...

You know that you rest in my prayers, dear friend. A suggestion about your cold. Get away from wheat and see if it clears up. Some kinds of bacteria and viruses like a steady diet of yeast type products. If you take the bread, rolls, gasp! pasta away from them for awhile it just might do the trick.
I liked what you said about doctors. Our family doctor is a very dear friend. He and I have known each other since 3rd grade. He is down to earth, practical, and the kindest man you will eve want to know. He believes in the person and not in how many he can push through his office in a day. When my hubby was out of work he traded his care for prayers from us for his family. That is the kind of man that he is.

Amelia said...

Hi Auntie, Oh it is so good to hear from you and to know I'm in your prayers! : )

Yes, *gasp* no pasta? Ha! Becca is doing a cleanse and she uses rice for her pasta so maybe I should do the same too.

Oh you are so blessed to have a doctor you grew up with. He sounds like a GEM. Those kind are far and few between, it must be a blessing to know him...I called a g.p.'s office this morning who took care of dh ten years ago when we lived here before and we had liked him. His nurse was such a blessing to talk to this morning.Thank God for a pleasant telephone experience and to know I will be welcome there if needed. The nurse's son and mother have the same symptoms so she had quite a bit of insight.

For a while there I thought I was going to have to go to our country vet! Ha! At least that guy speaks my language and is sweet - down to earth. Praise the Lord for human people!

We have a resident friend but I didn't want to impose, I figured he get's enough of that. If your family lived next door I could get your Ryan to come take a look at my throat and ears and maybe he could give me some help, I'm certain he could. : )

So great to hear from you friend, take care now and please remember I covet your prayers.

Michelle said...

Hope you get better soon mom! Love you!

Amelia said...

Thank you Michelle, you are SO sweet. Please keep those prayers up, I sure need them! : )

Your cooking yesterday was wonderful-wonderful! And the flowers you surprised me with are plum-beautimous!

You are a blessing, love you bunches, ~Mom

Kathryn said...

Amelia, it has been so good to see a couple comments from you on my blog. I always enjoy reading your posts, and your comments are always a great encouragement to me. Thanks so much for stopping by!