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Old 10-30-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy Cold and Flu Season Has Begun!

Over the weekend, my house was hit with nasty, nasty colds--high temps, chest congestion, the whole shebang! It seems like everyone around this area's sick. Has it hit where you are yet?

Here's hoping you all stay healthier than we are at the moment! Rest, enjoy your good cooking and remember flu and pneumonia shots! Hopefully we'll all be recovered that I'll be able to be back around here more soon.

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Old 10-30-2007, 10:15 AM   #2
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Sorry you guys have been under the weather.

I was at the doctor's office today and got a flu shot while I was there.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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A bad cold has been going around the office. So far, I've been ok. Hope you're feeling better soon!!
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:32 AM   #4
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Yep it has hit this area too. Everyone in my house was sick last week (or was it two weeks ago).

We are seeing a lot of strep around here too.

For the first time ever I will be getting the flu shot this year. I have always been against getting it as it always seems that the people who get the shot get the flu and those that don't get the shot stay healthy, but with two small children at home and working in a small office and the Doc's recommending it (and taking it themselves) i figured it is the right thing to do.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:52 PM   #5
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I've got a pretty bad cold and so does my boss and one of the shop boys... haven't seen the flu around here YET though.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:53 PM   #6
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I've got a pretty bad cold and so does my boss and one of the shop boys... haven't seen the flu around here YET though.

PA, I hope you and your family feel better soon!!!
Rest and take care of YOU!!
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:55 PM   #7
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There's been a very persistent cold/upper respiratory virus floating around Texas. It went through my house, too, which was very annoying since we almost never get sick. Thankfully, no one was extremely ill but it seems to last a long time with a lingering cough and also seems to be very contagious.

I was so glad that my youngest is 5. Colds make babies and toddlers miserable! I'll bet Sophie felt really awful, Baker. And your tiny one must have been very cranky, GB. I remember being so thankful when the kids got old enough to blow their noses so they could breathe and feel better.
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my wife and Daughter have had 2 Colds in this month alone! :(
and my Lab partner has the Flu (so she says), I think it`s just a nasty cold else she wouldn`t be in lessons.

fortunately, I`ve managed to dodge the bullet twice (I usually do) so at least One of us is well enough to go to the shops.

I think Germs and Bugs Fear me :)
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:29 PM   #9
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Just got my flu shot today at work. I always get it ASAP every year due to a compromised immune system. I haven't seen it around my area yet, but I want my immunity to be fully kicked in before it arrives, if possible.

I've never had the flu, and it seems to me that since I've been getting the shot (at least 10 years in a row), I haven't had a cold, either - maybe 1 or 2 in 10 years.
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my wife and Daughter have had 2 Colds in this month alone! :(
and my Lab partner has the Flu (so she says), I think it`s just a nasty cold else she wouldn`t be in lessons.

fortunately, I`ve managed to dodge the bullet twice (I usually do) so at least One of us is well enough to go to the shops.

I think Germs and Bugs Fear me :)
I think they fear me, too. (Although my daughter says it's that my body is an inhospitable environment for germs because I'm so mean.) I get sick so rarely that when I told my mom I was mad because I caught this cold thing, she called me twice a day because she was convinced something was terribly, terribly wrong. She said she couldn't remember when the last time was I had been sick - definitely years though. (And I've never had a flu shot - go figure!)
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