Saturday, March 02, 2013

Oh no, not again!

Of course I have managed to get the flu again and this time it is worse than the last time around. Maybe I never did get properly better, or maybe this is a whole new variety. I called the people at the weekend clinic early this morning and the person I talked to said that it sounded like a typical case of the flu and to take painkillers and drink lots of fluids. 

I do follow that advice and take big doses of Ibuprofen, but I am running a fever anyway and I am still quite sore. Actually, everything hurts, including my head, and I am coughing quite a bit. I just slept for a couple of hours and I think that was the best thing to do. 

Last night I was in a coma with a fever and I could not make it out of bed. When I finally did, early in the morning, I was so confused that I almost did not know how to make coffee, and I felt like I really needed a cup. I am having one now and I can not say that it is the best cup of coffee I have ever had, but it is reviving me a bit. 

My sister is walking Tyke regularly and also brought over more lemonade starter because I drink a lot of lemonade ice cold. Big glasses of it to quench my thirst. I have never been so grateful for ice cubes in my whole life. She also brought over more Ibuprofen because I was going to run out of it. Thank goodness for a sister who lives close by. 

There are all kinds of viruses going around and I did not have a flu shot this year, although I could have had one. I wonder now if it would have protected me. 

It has worn me out to write this and it took me quite a while. I think I will try to eat something now. Some bouillon sounds good. 


Maggie May said...

Oh dear,sorry to hear this. I think maybe you didn't get over the first lot. As you day, there are so many viruses going about that it is only too easy to pick up something.
You seem to be doing all the right things.
Hope you feel much better soon.
Maggie x

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One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

checking in
and hope you are well soon.
so far have not been sick
this winter
and have really tried to be careful.