A few weeks back I thought I was already on the road to recovery from a bad cough I probably got from my sister. so I resumed my usual housework routine. After attending the Holy Mass last Sunday, I developed a fever of 39C and chills. I thought that a good nap would bring my health to normal, but was I wrong! Instead, I can hardly stand up, my head and some joints were aching. I know paracetamol would bring relief, but I no longer stock up on over the counter drugs, as I now subscribe to Naturopathic health principles. But synthetic medicine, I must admit are faster-acting. And then I realized how much life would be easier if I didn’t let go of our housekeeper when my nephew moved out. (But I have to economize: With just me in the house, there’s not much for her to do.) I could just send her to the drugstore to get paracetamol, or make me hot soup or massage my aching head. While I was contemplating my miserable condition, I heard my nephew’s mother in law, who lives nearby, knocking at my gate. I tried to get up, grateful for the opportunity to send somebody SOS signals as I don’t know what’s come upon me as I felt so weak, like a melting candle, and probably borrow paracetamol. Bringing with her a plate of noodles, which she gave me, I informed her of my need and she readily handed me a pack of 8’s of paracetamol. I swallowed one tablet at once and slept soundly and woke up without a headache, although still nursing a fever. I was able to eat afterward, and see a doctor the next day who prescribed antibiotics. I was able to recover a few days after.
Thank you, Lord, for sending an angel! I do not feel so alone anymore.