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You would think a smart person would know when to lie down and rest as opposed to keep on working.

I’m one of those people even when I do get sick, I keep on working. Please don’t ask me why. It’s just a bad habit I picked up along the way from childhood to adulthood.

When I was a child, my parents would send me to school with a sore throat. Why? Because after gargling before leaving for school, I could still sit at my desk and listen. I just didn’t raise my hand very often to speak. Dire consequences awaited me.

Now, my significant other tells me, “It’s a lot cheaper to go to the doctor than to spend a night at the hospital and pay the hospital bill. He may be right. By the time, the hospital, nurses, doctors, and the many other team members who take care of you send you their individual bills, you’ve got a monstrosity of an invoice to pay.

I finally went to the doctor. I have an infection. Glands swollen. Nasal congestion congregating at the back of my throat. I suppose you really don’t want to hear all of the gory details.

The doctor prescribed an antibiotic. My friend, the animal whisperer suggested I drink the syrup of elderberries. It’s quite bitter unless you sweeten it with honey which I do. Elderberries are the universal pick-me-up and make-you-feel-better antidote to take instead of the pills that doctors give you.

So far, my bet is on the elderberry syrup. It’s a lot easier for me to swallow than the horse pills I was prescribed.

So, the next time you feel sick, trust your spouses instincts and get thee to a doctor or a herbalist. The outcome will be so much better if you listen to one — or the other.

About Lillian Cauldwell

Own and operate an Internet Talk Radio Network for 10 years, 2005 to Present Published Author of Non-Fiction Book, 1996, "Teenagers! A Bewildered Parent's Guide. Published Author of several fiction books, 2006 "Sacred Honor" and 20010 "The Anna Mae Mysteries: The Golden Treasure." Playwright of Theater of the Absurd and Black Comedies. Screenwriter, Black Comedies