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Good Ideas for Battling the Cold Virus

I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include art, traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

Fighting the Common Cold

Palliative measures that seem to help in fighting cold viruses the most are some of the following:

  • Rest! Your body needs to recover, and getting extra sleep and resting will help this process. Take some days off from work to help yourself and prevent the spread of disease to your co-workers.
Fighting the cold virus

Fighting the cold virus

  • Humidify the air you breathe. Viruses thrive in dry environments.

Inhale some steam by using a bowl of hot water and placing a towel over your head so that you can get the full benefits of that humid air into the mucous membranes of your nose and mouth. Some people add a few drops of eucalyptus oil into the bowl of steaming water for added effect.

Some humidifiers can be purchased for just such a purpose.

Alternately enjoy a steamy shower and stay in the shower stall inhaling that soothing steam for a while. That should alleviate some congestion.

Electric humidifier

Electric humidifier

  • Gargle often to treat sore throats.

A half teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. glass of warm water is an excellent natural antiseptic remedy. Gargling can be done often throughout the day.

Drinking fluids like hot tea with honey and lemon in it can also help ease painful throats.

An ill man taking a gargling mixture for a sore throat. Coloured aquatint, 1827.

An ill man taking a gargling mixture for a sore throat. Coloured aquatint, 1827.

  • Enjoy warm and hot liquids throughout the day.

That old fashioned remedy of consuming chicken soup that you have undoubtedly heard of from many people (perhaps even your mother or grandmother) is good for you.

The extra fluid is essential and it, as well as other hot liquids, will help relieve nasal congestion and loosen phlegm while soothing membranes which are irritated by coughing.

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

  • Using hot or cold packs around your sinuses seems to help.

Tip: Did you know that you can use a package of frozen veggies wrapped in a towel for an instant cold pack? After the vegetables are thawed, they can always later be made into more warming and healthful soups!

Cold or hot compress

Cold or hot compress

  • Use a Neti Pot for help in clearing out sinuses.

Using warm salt water that helps to irrigate nasal passages really helps!

Neti pot

Neti pot

  • Use extra pillows under your head at night if you are having difficulty sleeping due to congestion.

It will make it a bit easier to breathe.

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  • In addition to the measures taken above, be sure to wash your hands frequently! The washing of hands should be a good health habit in any case, but if not...this is the time to start.
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  • Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and if that is unavailable cough into your elbow. You usually will not be touching other things with the inside of your elbow and infecting others.
Using a tissue or hankerchief to cover ones nose when having to blow it or even sneeze.

Using a tissue or hankerchief to cover ones nose when having to blow it or even sneeze.

  • Try and avoid flying on airplanes when you have a cold virus. That is not only good for the surrounding passengers in that enclosed space who would be exposed to your illness, but the altitude changes can cause increased pressure in your eardrums which can result in pain and worst case scenarios even cause a rupture leading to hearing loss. Be safe rather than sorry!

I hope that if you come down with the dreaded cold virus, these useful tips will be of value to you or in helping others you know.

  • Important! Be sure and read about Reye's Syndrome if your child catches a cold or another malady. Avoid using aspirin to bring down fevers in children.
Avoid flying on an airplane if at all possible if feeling ill.

Avoid flying on an airplane if at all possible if feeling ill.

Here are some videos that you might find of interest.

The first comes from a doctor who calls himself a functional medicine nutritionist. He claims that he can drastically limit the duration of a cold if one follows his advice.

This treatment for those who already have symptoms is by Dr. Joseph Mercola. I had never heard of it before, but apparently, it helps according to anecdotal evidence from many people who have tried it. Take a look here:

Using Hydrogen Peroxide to treat a cold..

There are many ideas from different sources as to how best to manage and treat cold symptoms. This last video suggests healthful foods to eat when feeling ill. Eating healthful foods makes good sense to me!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2016 Peggy Woods

Comments

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 21, 2019:

Hi C E Clark,

I agree with you that when we were both younger, there were no immunizations for diseases like measles, mumps, and the like. I had measles and whooping cough but escaped getting the mumps even though both of my brothers and mother was ill with it at the time. I was certainly exposed to it.

We do get our flu shots every year, even though it is not 100% effective. Each year varies, but supposedly if you catch the flu, despite having the immunization against it, the severity of it is lessened.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 20, 2019:

My daughter got all of her shots. I'm not an anti-vaxxer by any means. She got both the measles shots recommended at the time, but I've read that the early measles vaccine wasn't as strong as the one that came later. So with all the measles everywhere I worry if her shots were sufficient, or should she get a booster shot?

I got all the shots available at the time, but there weren't any immunizations for measles, mumps, whooping cough, or chicken pox when I was little. I had them all, the diseases, and it's a wonder, given all the complications with mumps and measles that I experienced, that there were no long term bad results. Missed a lot of school as a result of those diseases too.

I don't get the flu shots. I got the shot for the Asiatic Flu when I was 6 years old and ended up with the flu as a result and missed 2 months of school in the first grade. I was sicker n' a dog for weeks. The Swine Flu was a problem in Milwaukee some 20 years ago. Lots of people there got sick from the shots and some died. I figure if everyone else gets their shots like they're supposed to, no one will have the flu to pass on to me . . . ;)

Vitamin C has made a big difference in colds and flu for me. Since I started taking 500 mg everyday and 1000 mg during flu season, I've only had 3 light colds and one bad one since spring 2012 when I started taking the vitamins. Of course one needs to get their sleep, eat nutritiously, and basically stay in good general health and not let themselves get run down. Vitamin C probably wouldn't have as good an effect on someone who was badly run down.

Anyway, I agree that people should get themselves and their kids vaccinated for all these horrible diseases that have killed thousands over the centuries. We're so lucky to have these vaccinations and people should see that their kids get them. If everyone refused the vacs for small pox, tetanus, and even measles, and the other things I can't remember right now, I shudder to think how quickly the bad old days would return.

Forgot what I recently read is believed to cause autism, but it wasn't immunizations. Yes, everyone should get their kids immunized against these old diseases that have been around forever, not only to protect their own children, but to protect everyone's children.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 11, 2019:

Hi C E Clark,

The reason that some of these diseases like measles are becoming more rampant is because there are still some people who avoid getting the needed immunizations which could prevent measles as well as other diseases. This is a shame! Links to developing autism have been debunked by experts.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 10, 2019:

It's that time of year again when flu and colds are going around. I hear people around me hacking and blowing, etc., so at least some people have succumbed. This is a great article to help people deal with these illnesses if one can't avoid them.

I understand the measles are a serious problem in a lot of places and gaining ground. I wonder if you might have some ideas about that? I had the measles as a child -- every kind of measles there are, so I should be immune to them now, but I wonder if people who didn't have them, but got the shot instead, may be more at risk?

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 15, 2019:

Hi Dale,

The old remedy of consuming chicken soup for battling colds may indeed go back to the time of King Arthur. Haha!

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on May 13, 2019:

Ah the ever present standard Chicken Soup always makes an appearance when it comes to health issues. It is mentioned so often as a cure all that it makes me wonder if King Arthur said "Sure, I'll pull that sword out of that there rock, no problem. But just let me eat some chicken soup first and then I'll be at it!"

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 14, 2018:

Hi C E Clark,

My article was mainly targeted at homeopathic things that can be done to lessen the effects of colds. Your ideas on how to prevent colds or flu are great...especially the handwashing part of it. Very happy for you that taking Vitamin C in larger doses has worked in preventing colds for you. You are right in mentioning that not all vitamins can safely be taken in larger doses like that.

C E Clark from North Texas on September 14, 2018:

I am out in the public 7 days a week at least 12 or more hours every day. When I first started working for our local school district (with special needs children) I was sick all the time (2011). I don't work there anymore, but I am still out even more than I was when doing that job and constantly exposed to whatever is going around.

In 2012 I started taking 500 mg tablets of chewable Vitamin C. It wouldn't have to be chewable, but that is my preference. After I had taken it for a while, maybe 3 months or so, I noted I wasn't catching everything that came along anymore.

During colds and flu season I often double up and take one 500 mg tablet of Vitamin C every 12 hours. That has made all the difference for me.

It is because of previous experiences where dentists and doctors advised me to take Vitamin C due to conditions that I had, that I first thought of taking it to avoid colds, etc.

For example, when I was 16 years old I had several permanent teeth removed and 2 were abscessed. My dentist at that time recommended a 500 mg tablet of Vitamin C daily for several months, and it made a word of difference. Since that time I have noted that Vitamin C can keep my gums and teeth healthy and even help prevent tooth aches. Rinsing one's mouth with Listerine can be helpful if one has a tooth ache also. Rinse several times a day. My teeth have been a problem all of my life for some reason.

My husband several years ago, told me how when he went to his doctor because of a particularly difficult case of flu, was given a Vitamin C injection. It was a very large 'dose' of Vitamin C and it helped his flu clear up pretty quickly.

Because of my own experience and hearing about my husband's experience I decided to try taking Vitamin C tablets in large amounts to see if it would make a difference as it had in the past.

Vitamin C is not toxic as I'm sure you know, but that isn't true of all vitamins, so no one reading this should get the idea that if Vitamin C does wonders in large amounts that other vitamins in large amounts might be equally successful. Some vitamins are toxic in large amounts or when taken in what might be considered excess, so one should learn about the vitamin they are considering before taking large amounts of it. Consult a doctor and learn everything about the vitamin they can from Google.

Anyway, since I started taking Vitamin C back in 2012 on a daily basis and as I described above, I have had only 1 cold and no flu despite being out and about for hours everyday. I'm thinking that one case of a cold was probably due to being run down, not getting enough sleep, not eating right, and being overly stressed.

Sleep is very important as is a nutritious diet over the long haul. I think I got my one cold back in 2015 when there was a lot of stress in my life, at least more than usual. If one extremely over-taxes their bodies for a long period of time, even Vitamin C can do only so much.

Hand washing and keeping one's hands away from one's face until one can wash them well is also a good habit to get into. It's hard to avoid airborne germs, but hand washing can go a long way in ridding one's self of germs that are spread through physical contact. Hand sanitizers can be very helpful too.

This article of yours can be very beneficial to people who read it and follow the recommendations included. My article on the correct way to wash one's hands is a good addition to this article for people who are serious about avoiding colds and the flu, and even worse maladies that are spread through physical contact.

I was informed by an FB friend that she also shared this article after I posted it last time, so hopefully it will get some views for you.

Going to post this to FB again for people who may have missed it last time. It's that time of the year when it pays to prepare, so that hopefully as many people as possible can avoid sickness -- or if not complete avoidance, can experience a lighter case. I'm looking forward to NOT getting any colds or flu again this year.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 12, 2018:

Hi C E Clark,

You must have a good immune system or are lucky not to have been around people who could pass a cold virus or the flu to you. We cut our odds of getting the flu by taking annual flu shots. They are not 100% effective but at least we are cutting our odds of catching it.

Thanks for the shares. Yes, our weather is cooling and we have been getting lots of rain down here.

C E Clark from North Texas on September 12, 2018:

Given the still warm weather up here (in North Texas), it's hard to believe winter will soon be here. I love winter because of the cooler temperatures, but unfortunately those lovely cooler temps are often accompanied by colds and flu. Personally, I've had only one cold and no flu since 2012 -- and I don't miss those maladies!

Everyone doesn't have my good fortune in this area, so this article should be very helpful and useful to those who will likely succumb to a cold before much more time passes. People should have confidence in this article given that its author was a nurse. Good sound advice here, and reading this before the cold and flu season gets seriously underway would seem very practical to my thinking.

A great article that I am posting to FB and Awesome HubPages. Hope you are experiencing cooler temps down there too, and that all is well with you.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 21, 2018:

Hi Ethel,

I am happy to know that you get fewer colds now that you are retired. I guess we can chalk that up to another perk of getting older. Haha!

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on August 21, 2018:

I try hard each year to avoid getting a cold but as I use public transport frequently it is not always easy.

I do find age colds linger longer and can bother me more but at least since retiring I do not get many

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 14, 2018:

Hi Patricia,

Avoiding being around people who are ill is one way to avoid the catching of a cold but that is sadly not always possible. It sounds like you are doing all the right things. Sending good thoughts and wishes your way.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 14, 2018:

Thankfully I have not had a cold in years. I do have an ongoing battle with allergies though. I have tried every remedy and nothing works so it has become a part of life. These suggestions are timeless ones...we are a big part of staying out of the way of a cold...and as you mentioned hand washing is so important And a real hand washing scrubb and dub dubbing our hands long enough to sing the Happy Birthday song is one way to be sure we are washing long enough. Pinning to my all about healthy board. Angels once again are on the way ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 19, 2018:

Hi Eileen,

I am glad you found some information in this post of which you were unfamiliar. That photo at the top is indeed cute!

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on June 19, 2018:

Lotsof verynjseful i formation here thanks Peggy. Some known some not. And I love that first image of a poorly pooch lol

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 18, 2018:

Hi Dianna,

Hope your husband feels better soon! An extra pillow or two can be very helpful at times.

Dianna Mendez on March 18, 2018:

My hubby just caught a cold this weekend so your advice is going to be put into action. Your pillow suggestion is one I find very helpful when coughing and breathing are an issue.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 18, 2018:

Hi Mary,

It is so interesting to hear about all the different home remedies to ward off and/or treat colds. I had never heard about the bit of salt on the tongue. Thanks for your comment.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 18, 2018:

We had been taking Vitamin C and I gargle but only in the morning. I should do that more often. My Vietnamese friend told me to put a bit of salt on my tongue and let it melt and you won't have any cold. I am wary of this, though, because of the danger of taking too much salt.

Peggy Woods on February 18, 2018:

Hi Jackie,

That is really interesting! Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was that simple to cure a cold or the flu. Certainly worth a retry!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on February 17, 2018:

I read at FB that using a drop of peroxide in the ears could prevent onset of colds and flu or wipe them out within 10 to 12 hours after using the drops. I woke last week before daylight with something, sure seemed like flu and I did not remember the peroxide until about noon to put in my ears. Well I had the stomach thing going on and I took three imodiums for that but by bedtime, 11 or 12 o'clock I was well. No sore throat, cough or anything.

Guess I will have to try it again to know for sure but thought I would share this just in case.

Peggy Woods on February 06, 2018:

Thanks for commenting Sp Greaney. Hopefully you stay clear of any cold virus this winter.

Sp Greaney from Ireland on February 05, 2018:

Good practical advice. Nice tip about the humidifier too. Good to know for next time.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 31, 2018:

Hi ptosis,

What a shame! I hope that you can find some zinc lozenges or nasal swabs soon to help you. It works best when just coming down with cold symptoms.

ptosis from Arizona on January 31, 2018:

Wanted to zinc today! But I went to 2 different stores and can't find it!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 31, 2018:

Hi Dolores,

Another way to use the zinc is via the nasal swabs. Have you ever tried using those? I have used the zinc lozenges in the past but they certainly affect taste buds. Now I prefer using the nasal swabs instead. Hydrogen peroxide can certainly bleach items, so duly noted.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on January 30, 2018:

Hi Peggy - loved all the tips. I am a big believer in the use of zinc lozenges taken at the first sign of a cold, or if someone else in your home has a cold. I just use the store brand. Also, listening to the hydrogen peroxide advise, I suggest that you don't do this while wearing your favorite pjs. Hydrogen peroxide can bleach out color and put permanent spots on garments.

Peggy Woods on December 25, 2017:

Merry Christmas to you also Jackie. Stay well and enjoy the new year ahead.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on December 25, 2017:

Merry Christmas, friend, and the best new year ever!

Peggy Woods on November 25, 2017:

Hi manatita44,

Extra Vitamin C is always good as are your other suggestions. Wishing you good health!

manatita44 from london on November 24, 2017:

Well done Peggy. Some of Dr Mercola's and the other naturist ideas I practice: garlic, honey, macro-molicular doses of Vit C; rest; sleep; ginger and so forth. I like the idea of taking the apple cider and echinacea together.

A very educational piece for those with colds. Great work.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 09, 2017:

Hi Patricia,

The last thing you need right now would be to come down with a cold. Hopefully those nasty viruses will not make a visit to you or any of your family members. Stay well. Battling sinus problems is enough! Hopefully you will find some relief from that. Hugs and prayers to you!

Peggy Woods on November 08, 2017:

Hi Roberta,

Hopefully you will have no need for these remedies in battling a cold this fall and winter season.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 08, 2017:

Keeping fingers crossed that I do not need to follow any or all of your suggestions. I have not had a cold in many years. But as I have mentioned sinus stuff and allergies have become my daily companion....poohie. But truthfully I would rather put up with those rather than a cold. I usually do not feel bad and with a cold one does.

Take care of you and yours...Angels are tirelessly headed your way ps

RTalloni on November 07, 2017:

Thanks for these good reminders. This time of year I do not want to breathe out in public, but it's a rather difficult thing to keep at on a consistent basis. If the inevitable hits, these tips are helpful ones.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 03, 2017:

Hi Jackie,

You are correct. It pays to do all we can to avoid catching colds in the first place.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 31, 2017:

Great time of year to come across this. Got to do all we can to stay away from those awful colds! Gonna go watch your videos now.

Thanks!

Peggy Woods on September 18, 2017:

Hi Dora,

What you wrote is true but when we are are afflicted with a cold virus we must do everything possible to recover from it as soon as possible. No need in prolonging the misery.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 18, 2017:

Sometimes when the cold hits, we're even too miserable to think. Thank you for sharing these helpful reminders. A good post to keep handy.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 06, 2017:

Greetings Nyesha,

These are all old tried and true methods for battling the dreaded cold when it afflicts us. Thanks for your comment.

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on July 04, 2017:

Here, you share many great ideas for preventing and recovering from colds. Thanks for sharing!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 03, 2017:

Hi Rajan,

These may be old fashioned simple tips for combating the common cold, but they make sense. Glad you liked them.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 02, 2017:

I like these useful natural tips to combat the common cold. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 09, 2017:

Hi Audrey,

So glad you found this article to be of good use. Thanks for your comment and the share.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on April 08, 2017:

Peggy you've cut right to the chase bringing the best solutions for kicking a cold fast. Loved Dr. Axe;s video and subscribed to his you tube channel and newsletter.

I'll be ordering the room humidifier. Thanks so much for this great article. Sharing it.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 07, 2017:

Hi Patricia,

I suffer with allergies also. Do try using a neti pot if you are unfamiliar with it. It truly does help! Hope you feel better soon. Sending blessings your way along with virtual hugs.

Patricia Scott on January 07, 2017:

Read this before but am back. I have HUGE allergy issues...it seems they just have not gone away this year. So am going to see if I can find some tips here that will help with those too.

Hoping all is well with you and your family, Peggy. I hope you realize the impact that your concern and kind words bring to each of us.

Sending many Angels and blessings and hugs your way once again this morning ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 20, 2016:

Hi Susie,

I had never heard of that hydrogen peroxide tip either. Guess it is worth a try. Nice to hear that you seldom suffer with colds. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Hope you are enjoying this holiday season of year.

Peggy Woods on December 20, 2016:

Hi Susie,

You are fortunate that you seldom are bothered by colds. Keep doing what you are doing! That Hydrogen Peroxide tip was a new one for me also. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on December 19, 2016:

Great tips, Peggy. I had not heard of the Hydrogen Peroxide use in the ear for combating colds. I will remember to try that if I get a cold, but that is so rare for me. I guess I live a healthy life-style, and I'm sure it helps that I stay home taking care of my, Mom, and we just aren't out in public.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 17, 2016:

Hi Robert,

Hope they recover soon.

Hi Audrey,

You are not alone. I think that most people hate getting colds.

Audrey on December 17, 2016:

Great advice! I hate colds!

Robert Sacchi on December 14, 2016:

Yes, a couple of people I know are under the weather now.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 13, 2016:

Hi Robert,

Good advice for anytime of year but since this is the season when many colds and even flu viruses seem to thrive, I will happily accept your compliment. Thanks!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 13, 2016:

Hi Genna,

Glad you liked this. I also found it interesting to know about the hydrogen peroxide. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 13, 2016:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

That is a shame that anyone would be working over you that close and be sniffling the entire time. If she HAD to go to work she should have at LEAST worn a mask.

Robert Sacchi on December 10, 2016:

Good advice and just in time for the season.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on December 10, 2016:

Hi Peg. I wish everyone would read this. I can't tell you how many times I have visited a client's offices where employees have arrived at work with terrible colds. And you are so right about hot chicken soup. Airplanes can serve as Petri dishes for passengers. I never knew about the hydrogen peroxide. Good tips for all.

FlourishAnyway on December 09, 2016:

Great suggestions which I hope I do not have to use this year, Peggy! The last few days I've been watching to see if something will develop because when I had my eyebrows waxed recently the technician had a cold and she was leaning over breathing and sniffling on me the whole time. I do swear by that Neti!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 09, 2016:

Hi Linda,

I love being able to use Judi Gullickson's cute Shih Tzu photos to illustrate some of my hubs. She is generous in allowing me to use them. Glad you enjoy them as well.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 09, 2016:

Hi Bill,

Sounds like you are a very healthy guy if you are never plagued with getting sick. That is great! Yes...I also liked that photo of the guy gargling. Was happy to find it to illustrate that point.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 09, 2016:

Hi Patricia,

So sorry to hear that you have come down with a cold. Not fun any time of year. Feel better soon. Good luck with that bone marrow drive. Sounds promising!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 08, 2016:

I agree - the first photo is so cute! Judy provides some great pictures.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 08, 2016:

It's hard to argue with any of this, Peggy. If I ever do get sick, and odds are against it happening, I'll remember these suggestions. Loved the picture, by the way, of the guy gargling.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 08, 2016:

O yes.. I needed to see this today. I have the only cold started that I have had in six years!!! Poohie. And I have to go to work today....however I will take your advice and do as many of these things as you suggest...have already begun the gargle.

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you...we have been getting ready for the Bone Marrow Drive on Saturday, December 10th. Response has been overwhelming....if you get a chance view the new video I posted...it is one my daughter did earlier this week...and other media have contacted and interviewed her as well and are pumping up interest.

Take care of you and yours and many blessings and good wishes at this special Christmas time. Angels once again are finding their way to you . ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 07, 2016:

Hi Patty,

It is a cute picture, isn't it! Hope you are enjoying this holiday season of year and are staying healthy.

Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 07, 2016:

That photo would make me feel better immediately!