So it ends up that I've got a chest infection, made more unpleasant by the fact that it's wreaking havoc with my asthma. I'm now on antibiotics and steroids, so I'll soon sound like Barry White and get really big arms like Linda Hamilton in the Terminator films. The steroid packaging actually specifies that these are not the anabolic steroids that bodybuilders sometimes abuse, so I suppose my femininity isn't in peril. I tried puffing air into the breathing tubey thingy they use to measure my air flow, but all I could do was give a pathetic wheeze and a hearty cough. It's just like being a smoker again, but I smell a bit better.
I am so sick of being sick. Ever since Jack started at nursery, we've both come down with one thing after another. This winter, I've had gastrointeritis three times, more colds than I can count, and this is the second time that I've lost my sense of taste and smell. Losing my ability to taste really, really sucks, but not being able to smell makes for much more pleasant nappy changes. But I digress. I had a flu jab in the autumn, but it doesn't help you avoid all the bugs that make the rounds. I take 1,000 mg of vitamin C daily along with a multivitamin, and we eat healthily, but I don't know what else I can do to boost my immune system. Not even homemade chicken soup is doing the trick. Help.