Date: December 13, 2018 05:29PM
Wow. I've just had the worst 10 days of my life, health-wise. I feel like I now know what it's like to be chronically ill or dependent. Had to call my brother to come and help me. The ASA he brought helped a bit with the fever and chills.
I will spare you all the grim details (and they are legendary). I haven't been able to even keep water down. I've lost 14 pounds!
I'm assuming it's flu; it's sure a lot of various symptoms. I wish my GP's office was closer to me and that he didn't frown on going in with flu - I know it's communicable and I'd hate to pass it to my worst enemy but at a certain point I'm giving up hope of ever getting over it by doing nothing, which is what I've done so far.
I'm always pretty healthy so it's unexpected. I never get flu, so likewise.
I had heard this year's edition was predicted to be severe. They were 100% right.
Right at Christmas when markets and fairs and churches are packed. The flu bugs are happy.
The irony is how I always preach about avoiding germs (hand-washing, for one, after shopping etc). I've missed four days from work this week, more than I've missed in the past 10 years put together.
So. If you want to contribute positively to the health and well-being of your fellow citizens, don't cough or sneeze on them, and definitely consider skipping church and other gatherings even though it's the holiday season. Whatever the disappointment, it's got to be better than what I've experienced this week. No wonder they say it's killing people.
Stay healthy. Stay safe. Hope I'm up and about tomorrow to check in again. I've been totally out of commission all week. Busiest weeks of the year at work. :(
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/13/2018 05:31PM by Nightingale.