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The Common Cold
2/19/2009 - Suzanne Caplan

I am sure it is not any more exotic than the common cold...I ache; my throat is sore; I am coughing and sooooo tired. There isn't really much to take to relieve the symptoms so  I will let it run its course. But, I do not feel well.

I see illness as a message and this one is no different. I knew as I was making my Valentine dinner, that I am running out of gas. Doing too much and not getting enough in return.

I know what drives this situation in a relationship. I've been there. You become almost non existent as you meet the needs of your partner while they do little in return and are oblivious to your effort. The answer of course is not easy but it exists if you can form the words and make known what you need in return.

So, as I hack away and sit while I want to be in bed, I will try the equivalent here. Women of WE, I need YOU. I carry a full time work load in my day life and a full time worry load in my WE life. Because I believe in it and because I care.  But I need help.

The blogs are growing and we need to keep that along with more comments and dialogue. I am planning meetings in Pittsnurgh, Tampa, Memphis and Charlotte and I need on the ground help in these places. A lot to do.

I am working on the technical side but I could use technie advisors to keep me from doing something dumb.

And, a msjor need is to find local and national sponsors. Companies that need us as customers and have respect for us as valuable people. We are not asking fpr much; we will give much back in return. I need contacts and ideas and we will make the pitch.

Please make any comments you wish on this blog but if you have any specific ideas or names, email me privately. I have given a lot of myself to our community, may I have a little of you in return to make it easier?  Thanks those who have always been there, I am grateful..

Your obedient servant.


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2/19/2009 DB Metzger from NY wrote:
Cures from the common Cold. From the Mayo Clinic who is now looking into “Chicken Soup”. “Chicken soup. Generations of parents have spooned chicken soup into their sick children. Now scientists have put chicken soup to the test, discovering that it does have effects that might help relieve cold and flu symptoms in two ways. First, it acts as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the movement of neutrophils — immune system cells that participate in the body's inflammatory response. Second, it temporarily speeds up the movement of mucus through the nose, helping relieve congestion and limiting the amount of time viruses are in contact with the nose lining. So which is better, homemade or canned? Researchers at the University of Nebraska compared homemade chicken soup with canned versions and found that many, though not all, canned chicken soups worked just as well as soups made from scratch.” http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cold-remedies/ID00036
2/19/2009 from wrote:
Keep drinking lots of water, Suzanne. Get well soon.
2/19/2009 Mary Allan Mill from St. Petersburg FL wrote:
You know that I am here for you, Suzanne (the table has been reset for the season, and your Christmas present is propped up at your place setting). For what date do you have the Tampa meeting set? Do you know where you would like to hold it? Give me an outline, and let me run with it and send you back suggestions and possible sponsors.
2/20/2009 Sharon Salomon from Phoenix AZ wrote:
Me, too! Chills, fever, coughing up a lung. Doctor said drink and rest. So glad he went to med school to learn what mothers already know! Funny thing is that I did the laundry, made myself banana pancakes (because that's what I was hungry for), as well as napped and moaned just a little. Friend who never had kids said that only a mother could do that because mothers don't get a chance to be down when we're sick so we learn to keep going. She's never been a mother. She said she would have taken to her bed and stayed there until she was well. Maybe that's a smart thing to do. Get well soon!

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