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Need virtual hugs and/or entertainment!

lawlifelgbt

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So, after a lot of drama, I have both a new antibiotic allergy and a staph infection in/on my face. I have massive swelling around my eyes plus the face rash, so I can't fully open my eyes, or leave the house like this. Not only am I embarrassed, the severe redness and swelling looks like the after-effects of a beating, and so I can't leave the house with my spouse. The only upside is I'm not really in pain, just severely bored and on lockdown. Looking for good Netflix recommendations, fun things to do at home that don't take a lot of energy, and good foods to eat when sick. I really wish my grandma was still alive enough to be functioning, because I would for sure get a visit and a care package. I miss her so much right now.

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HerNameIsBuffy

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I've been in your shoes with the same face deal and it sucks ....you have my sympathies.  I could t stand looking in a mirror.

if you like historical stuff I'm newly in love with the BBC series' Victorian Farm, Tudor Monastary Farm, etc.. Ruth Goodman is amazing with her passion for history and Peter Ginn and the other archeologists are first rate.  Like a reality show where they really live as in ther period...but unlike a reality show no drama just entertainment and educational.

Also BBC History Cold Case where a trio of women all respected in anthropology, DNA, history solve (or shed light on) ancient crimes based on skeletal remains and historical data.  I am so bummed there aren't more epis of these or I'd find a way to quit my job so I could watch them full time.

feel better!

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Grimalkin

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I just want to add my virtual hugs to you. Sorry you are going through this, sounds awful.

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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As far as food when you're sick, comfort foods are nice. Soft, warm things like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, or whatever your easy favorites are. Also, remember the BRATtY diet if any of your medications give you digestive upsets. Bananas, Rice, Apples (Applesauce), Toast, and Yogurt. 

Sorry. I'll climb off my "mommy soapbox" now. I really do hope you start feeling better soon. Hugs!

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