They don’t call us Nurses for nothing

by Angela Brooks


It is time for soccer and baseball at my house. It also means standing and sitting out in the cold weather to cheer on my boys and they play. Which I have done to many times to count and would do it all over again. Sitting still makes you colder than being out on the soccer field or baseball field moving. Actually they don’t notice it is cold until the game is over.

After warm coffee and the heater on high as we travel home – the words I don’t like to hear. “Mom, my throat is sore.” It causes a chain reaction of questions, “Where does it hurt” – “How long as it been sore”, “Do you have a headache?…Lets’ check your temp.”

Everybody knows mom nurses route and they go along with it without complaining as I reach for my bag.
Temperature 99.0

Not bad but you have a bug in there somewhere open your mouth and let me see. {Flash light in hand and poking finger in his mouth to hold his tongue down} “Oh…you don’t have a headache?” Nice little white pus pockets dancing in the flashlights glow. My first thought was strep throat, and that can get ugly and painful fast.

I reached in the cabinet and handed him an Inner Defense pill (oregano, thyme, and Thieves essential oils) “Take this.” I rub Thieves oil directly on his throat where it was sore (and a few more places). We added Melrose to his sinus areas since he was starting to get stopped up.

Headed out the door to Urgent care walk in clinic to get a test swab to make sure it is not strep.

As we walk in the door – no one was there but us. If you have to be sick, being in a doctor’s office with less germs blowing around is always best. The test came out negative – and the first thing the doctor did was hand me a prescription for three items. Antibiotic, nasal congestion and cough. I smiled and took the paper and thanked him for seeing him. He was not congested sounding he had Melrose on his nose – and he never once coughed. When we went to the pharmacy and handed him the paper – I ask him to only fill the antibiotic. He looked at me and said “Are you sure?” I am positive he doesn’t hear that often.
In 24 hours after yes taking the antibiotic – bathing in Epson salt soak – rubbing Thieves on the bottom of both feet and throat, with Melrose for any congestion. He was playing Lego’s again in no time.
I appreciate the doctor and the medication he provided. However, I knew what would work best for my sick patient and took what we needed and abandoned the rest. I don’t suggest everyone do that – or anyone for that fact. I knew I had the help of the essential oils I had in my nurse’s bag. Which I believe every household cabinet needs.

To your best health

Angela Brooks 2012Angela Brooks  Nurse, speaker, author of “The Nurse Voice”, social media expert that has revolutionized MLM with social Media. She is setting a model of how to build relationships online, through social media, blogging and email. Caring for her family with natural health that caused them to forget who their doctor’s name was.

She was also named #22 in the Top 50 Blog of 2012, She is #2 in over all team volume, teaching her team to how to do business outside the box. Get instant access in a private group.

Angela Brooks is a retired nurse after 25 years in mental health. She used her lunch breaks to build her business part time on the night shift. Her car became a mobile university as she listened to business training, coaching calls on CD and phone webinars. She blogged while she was at her sons' baseball practices.

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