The Hot Toddy Theory, or How to Survive Death Warmed Up

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  1. Yep, I’ve been laid up for four days now and have been surviving on hot port with Lemsip. I also managed a bath tonight but sadly no Epsom salts. I’m doing a house sit at the minute and have to leave here on Thursday to go and stay in a hostel for 3 nights. That can be a bit miserable when your sick so I’m hoping I’m over the worst if it now.

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    1. Ooo. Lemsip I think is like America’s Theraflu — a hot lemon drink powder with perhaps acetaminophen or some other things inside, right? Are you doing hot port with the Lemsip mixed in instead of lemon and honey? My Irish gran used to do the hot port with lemon and honey. Sounds delightful, actually! A bath without Epsom salts is more than I’ve managed. I only have a shower in my current situation so I’m still completely jealous!

      I hope you’re feeling better by Thursday! Your life is an adventure but I don’t think feeling like death in a hostel is quite the adventure anyone wants.

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  2. Aside from lovely hot toddy, don’t forget what someone’s crazy aunt might say. Don’t forget the chicken soup. It can be pre made, chicken noodle or vegetable or real homemade even a broth you froze a few months ago. There is a scientific reasoning for the chicken soup. I don’t remember what it was, but take from me….🌹

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  3. I adhere to the spartan toddy recipe; hot water, whiskey, honey and lemon. I recall hearing someone from the CDC being interviewed on the radio years ago about the best way to beat a cold or flu. He replied candidly “Go on a bender”. Alcohol is at home chemotherapy for respiratory viruses. I’ve managed over the years to find the magic quantity that kills the cootie but avoids a banging skull. I’m totally onboard with the chicken soup, it has antihistamine qualities that open up the sinuses. Feel better!

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    1. I don’t know how you manage to swallow the thera flu. I never could manage to do it.

      If I had Vick’s, I probably would have added that to my list. However, I didn’t think about the fact that I changed the oils in my diffuser… That is probably something I should add.

      Oooo… Netflix and cough.

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  4. I hope you get to feeling better! Years back a friend of mine brought me a whole dispenser of hot toddy. I didn’t know what it was really, but drank it anyway as I didn’t want to be rude or waste it. It makes sense to me now why she was excited about it. Unbeknownst to me, it is an alcoholic beverage. Who knew? Not me. Hahaahaha i will definitely give it a whirl the next time I am sickly.

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  5. So fancy! When I was a kid, my dad would make me a hot toddy out of orange juice and whatever brand of scotch he had lying around. Ach! Tasted awful but after a couple, you no longer cared that you were sick!

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