[Vegan Broccoli & Cream Soup]
[Crudités and Basil Pesto Hummus]
Yesterday was kind of a blur. I made two phone calls, one to my office to let them know that I couldn't come in, and another to my doctor to schedule an appointment. I went in at three o'clock. She asked about my symptoms and proposed a rapid strep test and a mono spot. Both came back negative. Still, taking one look at my throat (I'll spare you the gross details) and hearing the feverish stories, she wrote me a prescription for an antibiotic and told me she was sending out for a thorough mono test. If you feel better with the medicine, she told me, it's definitely strep, otherwise it's mono and there's nothing I can do but prescribe something to help with any discomfort and let it run it's course. I personally think it's strep throat, and I really hope it is. I want to be back in the office asap and I can't even think about missing the Healthy Living Summit.
The plan today is to take it easy and rest. It would otherwise be ridiculous that I'm awake right now at 3:30 in the morning, but after going to bed at 5 p.m. yesterday, it's not so much. My appetite is off and most things are either unappetizing or too painful to imagine eating, so I plan on sticking with smoothies and hot/cold soups. It's in times like these that one really begins to appreciate their body and it's healthier state. If you could, I'd love to know any feel-good home remedies you have to share. Otherwise, please join me in thinking healthy thoughts... I need to be back up and running and able to treat myself to a solo lunch at Bleecker Street's new Le Pain Quotidien right away.