Sick Day

I had a bit of a sore throat on Saturday, but thought it was a result of a late Friday night at the birthday party.  I had good intentions of taking a nap on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday afternoon to catch up on sleep — but I kept doing just one more thing and never got to the nap.  Today I have a full-blown cold and I feel horrible.  So what do I do when I feel sick while living in Lithuania?  The same thing that I do when I feel sick in the U.S.  I curled up in bed, sleep, read a bit and watch whatever DVD movie is handy — today it’s Charade with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn from the American Center library.

I did venture out this morning to buy cold medication at a pharmacy.  I thought there was one on my street, but there isn’t.  I decided that I did not feel well enough to go searching for one.  And I didn’t feel like trying to explain what I needed in Lithuanian.  So I just returned to my apartment and pulled the blanket over my head.  Hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow.  There’s work to be done…


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One response to “Sick Day

  • Litlocal

    You need a tea of Calendula (3-5 times per day) and some honey (as much as you wish). Calendula can be found packed in paper boxes in 2 forms: either dried blossoms or “teabags” (with calendula instead of tea).
    Calendula in lith is “medetka” (or “kalendula”).
    Calendula tincture (liquid) is not good in case of sore throat, so don’t be tempted (just in case).

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