Sunday, June 12, 2005

No More Cancer

The Home of Jonny British, London, Engulund

We were supposed to leave London and fly to Tallinn, Estonia this morning, but we didn't. I'm sick. Yay!

It turns out that the feast of cigarettes I had a few nights ago turned into another throat infection, which really blows. I'm on the one series of antibiotics that I brought for the trip.

At least I learned that it's probably the cigarettes that have been causing me these infection problems. Looking back at it, I think that most of the infections I've had over the past year were preceded by a night of heavy smoking. Well, no more. I've given up smoking for at least the trip, and quite possibly for good. As much as I enjoy the occasional cancer stick, having throat infections is stupid.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know if this is relevant but I'll share anyway. There's a term in Chinese that roughly translates to "hot air." It refers to the body "overheating" from various toxins or from eating too many "hot" foods (greasy, baked, and especially fried foods) resulting in breakouts and/or a sore throat. To counteract this, eat "cool" foods (food instilled with water) to speed recovery and hold back on the "hot" stuff. Why send abrasive chips down your throat when it's already scratchy or burning? Make sense? Less fried foods and generally more steamed/boiled food at least until you're in the clear. Yes, this is weighted heavily towards Chinese food but I'm sure you can find something like meatballs with marinara sauce or soup or whatever is closest in the country you're in. Water, water, water, fruits and cooked vegetables help. Also, avoiding sugary snacks makes you less phlegmy and coughy. I'm sure you needed the antibiotics to kick the infection but it's good to know what to avoid as much as what to take when you're sick. Happy travels now.

6/17/2005 5:35 AM gmt

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