Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wellness Wednesday: A Get Well Basket

I recently got over a severe case of the flu and it made me appreciate certain things. I decided to put together a basket of items that are nice to have easily accessible when feeling sick. As mothers, we are often the ones to tend to others when they fall ill, but we have no one to tend to us when we are ill. This basket is our way of tending to ourselves ahead of time or it would be a great gift of service to another person who has fallen ill. Here is what I pulled together:
-A laundry-basket sized wicker basket
-An extra-soft blanket
-A box of quality tissues (super soft ones with added lotion)
-Thermometer and alcohol wipes to clean it
-Saline Nasal Rinse/Neti-Pot (I felt so much better after each saline rinse)
-Bottled water and a few packets of high protein drink mixes (it is so important to stay hydrated and protein helps your immune system)
-A bottle of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and/or ibuprofen (be sure take ibuprofen with food or a glass of milk and only take the recommended dose of any medicine)
-Honey based cough drops or cough syrup
-Some nice stationary, envelopes, and stamps (if you have to take it easy, use the opportunity to catch up with loved ones)
-Multi-vitamins (important to recovery, especially if your appetite is diminished and you are not eating)

If you can think of any items you would add, please feel free to comment.

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