I could say a lot worse, but this is pretty much a PG rated blog and saying what I really want to say would go far beyond that rating. It definitely brings out that old sailor in me!
It isn’t so much that I got sick with the Flu, that happens and after 2-5 days, typically you start feeling better.
NOT THIS YEAR!
This year I have had the damn flu-like symptoms for at least 2 weeks. It seems like it cycles or is it that just about the time I recover from one strain of the flu, that I am somehow exposed to a different strain and have to combat that one. Sounds like as good a theory as any other I have heard.
Yes I whined about this last Thursday in my post on the Real Health blog, which was when I felt my worst and did nothing but sit in my easy chair and didn’t do a lot more than sleep and watch Sports Center.
So far I have been very lucky that the stomach version didn’t hit me too hard and I only had to battle the achy, chills/sweat, nauseous version for a couple of days. My symptoms have been more of the respiratory strain, which does slow me up a bit.
TheWife has had it a week longer than me and seems to have had a more virulent strain, because she has been sicker than I have been.
What did I learn?
That I definitely am a stubborn old goat. I kept running through most of it, I have taken off 4 days of running because of the flu so far, but that’s all, but I have walked every day (Bennie thank you) in spite of being sick.
- I hate being sick and am not good at it. Yep I knew this, but when I get sick, I am such a wimp, especially n those days when it was really bad.
- That feeding a cold, doesn’t do wonders for your weight management program. The lack of being as active makes the scale creak a little more when I step on it.
- Starving the fever – well that didn’t happen, too much.
The reality is that this flu season is a very dangerous one, my friend Toni over at Running, Loving, Living has been battling the flu bug and gives some good ideas on what to do.
Now if I could just get rid of this sinus congestion/drip and the hard coughs, I would be real happy 🙂
By the way did I tell you what I really thought of the flu this year – it sucks! However, I do think that I am on the other side now and am back up to 60-70%, which is a lot better than I was last week.
Be Strong, Stay Positive and Keep Smiling!
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