Pretty sure I have the flu

Pretty sure I have the flu

After dragging around for two weeks feeling like crap, I’m pretty sure I have the flu.

When my eyes got all conjunctivitis-y last week, I figured I just was coming down with a bad cold.  Only what cold-like symptoms I had never really got that bad.  Instead, every part of my body aches, I swing from chills to sweats, my chest is tight, my head is splitting, and I’m weak as a newborn baby.

Frankly, I’m a mess.

Colds don’t do this to a person.  And they certainly don’t drag on for weeks.  Not my colds anyway.  When I get a cold, I’m over it in a matter of days.  But this?  Holy moly. It started on February 24th for Pete’s sake.

I’m fairly certain I’ve never had the flu before because I think I’d remember feeling this crappy.

And let me just say for the record, if this is the flu, I’m not a fan.

I thought I felt awful two weeks ago. Now I feel like death.  I’m so flushed, dizzy and weak, any minute now I’m going to drop to the ground like Hillary.

While I was writing my previous post about the grieving Warren fans, it was at least ten minutes before I realized I was leaning heavily to the left because I’m too weak to hold myself upright.

Oh, crap. I just noticed I’m doing it again.

I should’ve listened to my brother. He told me to get a flu shot given my compromised immune system.  But I didn’t do it because I am, by nature, a born procrastinator.  Which explains why I’m 18 months late for my five-year mammogram.

Now, if you’ll excuse me.  I have to go lie down before I fall down.

My only message to you today is don’t panic.  Not about me and my flu; that’s not what I mean.  Don’t panic about the stock market or the Wuhan virus or every other thing the media and the Democrats are using to whip up panic.

Take care of yourself.

Roll with the punches.

And, for the love of heaven, stay off Twitter.  Those people are insane.

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11 thoughts on “Pretty sure I have the flu

  • March 9, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    OH MY GOD!! I read your post and started feeling achy and dizzy!!! Call MSNBC and CNN and tell them the Wuhan Flu is contagious over the internet!

    Just kidding. Hope you feel better soon. And get that flu shot next fall.

  • March 9, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    The flu is no fun at all. Take care of yourself and try to rest Dianny. Hope you feel better soon.

    • March 9, 2020 at 10:23 pm

      I had it. Lasted six weeks, all January and half of February. Four or five handkerchiefs a day for six weeks. Constant nasal drip so bad I couldn’t sleep.

      WalDryl, an over the counter antihistamine from Walgreen’s made a big difference and let me get some sleep. Took forever before I started feeling better. I thought it was just a bad cold; my doctor told me no, it was the flu. My flu shot was apparently worthless, if I understood her correctly, because the virus mutated.

      Not fun. Feel better, lady.

  • March 9, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    See doctor, get tamiflu. It really does speed recovery. *(note: I do not get paid by the manufacturer of tamiflu for this endorsement [more’s the pity]) Of course lupis can be a complication to any drug so your doctor may still say “push fluids and tough it out at home”.

    Take care, many are reading but not commenting daily.

  • March 9, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    I’ve had flu twice; that was enuf, so now I get a flu shot every fall — haven’t had it since I began doin that about 30 years ago.

    Colds . . . totally different thing. Get one every two years no matter what. If I drink plenty of fluids, stay outta drafts, eat lotsa soup, and kinda take it easy, it’ll be gone in 7 days.

    If I just try to ignore it and go about daily bidness as if I were normally healthy, it takes a whole week to get rid of it.

    BTW — flu is a virus, and so is a cold. In fact, if I’m not mistaken the cold virus is a member of the coronavirus family.

    Having smoked for 30 years (quit back around 1985) and on my 80th lap around the shiny thing in the system center, I’m definally in the “Watch Out!!” zone for the Kung Flu.

    Oh, well. Somethin’s gotta kill me, I reckon. Heart attack failed, pneumonia failed, 24 years in the Navy failed . . . may as well be COVFEFE 19, which is a number you can’t get in cribbage.

    • March 9, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      So sorry you’re so I’ll D. I also have compromised immune system, caught the flu, prayed for death, went to the drug store instead, they have tons of flu stuff OTC. I love the hot drink stuff. Try it all, something will work. You’ll see. Feel better, we need you.

  • March 9, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    What a drag!!!
    I used to get a cold which by the end of the month would turn into a flu and then I would have about 2 weeks of allergies/sinus problems to cap it off. And then 3 months later, it would start all over again. lol.
    Turns out, when I became type 1 diabetic and got on insulin, it all stopped.
    Weird shit.
    But I don’t recommend you get diabetes, though.

    Anyway, I’m just saying I know how it feels to have a “cold” last for a month. And I hope it breaks soon and you get better and stronger. ❤️

  • March 9, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Speedy recovery, Dianny!

  • March 10, 2020 at 12:13 am

    All your flu calamity, tough to hear (read.) It is amazing that you are able to gather reasonable thoughts into interesting posts at all. But then, the writing is the muse. Really not sure where that came from.

    It must be unanimous by now, you should get well soon! Your words continue to elevate other’s thoughts, and entertain during stolen moments of reading. Your warning to stay off Twitter is priceless — “those people” equal the contagion


  • March 10, 2020 at 6:13 am

    Most folks I deal with got the toxic FLU shot, and have the same crap as you or worse. Say NO to VAxxines. Nutrify. Organic selenium and Vit C……MAGAdoses!

  • March 10, 2020 at 9:27 am

    My husband gets a flu shot every year and every year he gets the flu. Why? Because the scientists try to guess almost a year out what strains from China will hit us the hardest and make the formula. But then the strains all mutate in that year and wham-the flu shot you got does zippo. I am unable to get a flu shot, because I’m highly allergic to the medium it’s grown in. I work with different toddlers with developmental delays every day of the week in their homes. I very rarely get a cold or flu and I believe it’s because I’m constantly being exposed to the little crumb crunchers’ germs. Of course I’m meticulous about sanitizing my hands upon leaving their homes and scrub like a surgeon when washing my hands upon returning home. I did have the flu this year and it took longer to pass than usual-mainly congestion, chills, and aches-, so this season’s regular flu is not a quick one. Hope you feel better soon!

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