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Old 02-08-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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I've not been this sick in I don't know how long

Warning!

If any of you get the nasty cold/flu bug that's going around, be prepared!

It is *awful*! I missed two striaght days of work earlier this week (The first time I have EVER missed two days in a row being sick). The folks here are the office were shocked when Tuesday came and I called in again. I've had awful chills, a horrible sore throat, stuffed up sinuses and now I have a cough that could can be heard on the other side of my house!

My voice is shot (From the coughing and sore throats) and I've got next to no appetite.

So, if you get this, be prepared for a VERY rough ride!

John

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Old 02-08-2007, 10:00 AM   #2
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John, exactly the same thing my husband just started getting over! I had a very mild case of it, luckily. Hope you are on the road to feeling better!
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:07 AM   #3
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Jon,
it will go away, I had it just before we left for a cruise in Dec. the cough hung on well into the first several weeks of Jan. It was awful.I was cold all the time,legs felt like rubber and I just couldn't eat. I lost 14 lbs. So if you have to force yourself to drink plenty of fluids and eat something mild and easy on the tummy. Sorry you're feeling so awful.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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Take very good care. Sounds ghastly.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:48 AM   #5
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You need to snuggle under your warm bankie with a mug of chicken soup and one of my hot toddies.

1 cup hot tea
1 tbl lemon juice
1 tbl honey
1-2 shots good sippin' whiskey

This remedy is guaranteed to make you feel better, at least for a while. The lemon juice cuts the phlegm, the honey coats your throat, and the whiskey makes you sweat out the fever.
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:10 AM   #6
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Sorry to read you're feeling so poorly. Sounds like what you need are hot toddies or whisky and ginger wine, plenty of sleep, lots of quilts and hot water bottles, and of course lots of tlc.

Hope you feel better soon.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:18 PM   #7
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Hear hear! I had it early in the season and I coughed for WEEKS. Nasty nasty!
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:27 PM   #8
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Somehow I have dodged it so far. I have heard it was nasty, nasty, nasty. I remember when Alix had it - she coughed herself off her exercise ball, her foot went up, disconnected her computer, "Alix has logged off" -

Seriously though - take care ronjohn. Make sure you keep that "stuff" broken up and don't let it settle in your lungs.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:33 PM   #9
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KITCHENELF!! SHHHHHH! Geez! Now everyone who is sick has started laughing and then coughing! You could cause computers all over North America to become unplugged!
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