Granny's tip for sore throat
All the Grannies over here in Germany swear by sage tea for sore throats. You might want to have some on hand this winter. Sage is not good for pregnant women though AFAIR.
There are always dozens of reasons why something "can't" be done. That's no excuse in my book. If you want it bad enough, you find a way. That's how life works for grown ups. -- Booger
Do not keep calm and carry on.
Put on your big girl panties & sexiest boots
and kick some ass.