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Stupid Flu
I've been sick for about two weeks now. Most of the real flu symptoms were front-loaded (chills, back ache, rice krispie lung noises) and passed pretty quickly, but I seem to be stuck in "fatigue and general GI malaise" for a while now, and it is annoying me. Work is being sympathetic as I keep declaring more sick days / work-from-home days (because even when exhausted, sitting on the couch with a laptop is something I can do) but I would really like to be done with this.

It throws off my personal self-image quite a bit, too. I don't need a lot of sleep, and I am not very picky about (and like!) food. But now neither of them is true!

Also, mjperson has just as much trouble with lunch when I'm not there as I do with lunch when he's not there, so that's two people with trouble eating.

Current Mood: blah blah

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chanaleh From: chanaleh Date: January 29th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Blah! I've been sick for a couple weeks too -- cold, not flu, but still with lingering head/ear congestion, and it finally occurred to me that my equally-lingering case of the Don't Wannas might also be related. Which is why I took to my bed all this afternoon.

Feel better!
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firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 29th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I admit, I was assuming it was flu, and when I emailed my doctor about it, he seemed to think this was plausible and to not worry unless it continued to not get better (which I guess it hasn't for you for much longer :-\ )
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firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 30th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
That could be the same thing, then - I got mine probably a week after we got back. Jerry had a wussier version a few days later than me, but he's mostly over it now. Not that this gives you a diagnosis, but I was hungry today, which I haven't been for a while, so there is hope!
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 30th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of the people who had the illness that went through w91 (sounds much like that one) had a lab-diagnosed flu. It seemed to hit vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.
fredrickegerman From: fredrickegerman Date: January 30th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bleah, get well, both of you. Don't know what else to say except to send happy recover-y-type vibes your collective way.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: January 30th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had sort of assumed that when all three of you were sick at the same time shortly after coming back from the cruise, that you'd caught some sort of Cruise Flu. (akin to the Show Flu or Game Flu or Con Flu.)
merastra From: merastra Date: January 30th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope you shake the last of it soon!

(Being picky about food when you're sick doesn't count against your rep. :-)
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: January 31st, 2011 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Hope you're feeling better soon!

Would chicken soup be useful?
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