I’ve been sick for the past week.
D generously shared another tropical virus with me. Headache, muscles tiredness, cough, sinusitis and to end with a flourish: voice extinction.
Thanks be to God, the children haven’t caught it. Yet. I’ve been giving them some Propolis (a resinous mixture collected by honey bees, used in natural medicine for the relief of inflammations, viral diseases, ulcers, superficial burns —dixit Wiki*) drops with their water 2 to 3 times a day. Hoping that it helps. It usually does wonders for us, but we have been fighting several strange (for us) flues since we’ve been here. That was a nasty one. Adjusting to the climate is definitely not only adjusting to being hot rather than cold, but, as we are learning, getting our bodies to fight different viruses.
Back in Canada we were rarely sick more than once or twice a year. D and I might be two unlucky persons for a lot of things, but we have been truly blessed with great health. However since we’ve arrived in Rondônia one year ago, it has rarely passed one month without one of us being sick with a virus, flu of some kind. Our bodies are definitely NOT acclimated yet.
We had considered many things before moving from Canada to Brasil. The climate was one of the greatest point that tilted the balance to come here, but we didn’t consider having to live in the North in a state where there is still Dengue, Malaria, and God knows what other sort of viruses that goes around. I am shocked when I hear stories of procedures gone wrong at the hospital (one of the duties of hubby-the-pastor is to visit the sick), recoveries that take longer than they should… Not surprisingly people who have the means prefer to travel all the way to São Paulo for a routine procedure.
It will be a relief when we’ll have to make a big move again. I am not thinking of the upcoming move next door 🙄 , I mean I’m looking forward to move SOUTH, closer to the in-laws, closer to a major airport, closer to… civilization.
May the Lord keep you all in good health.