It's been a long time since I've had the flu ... sure ... the odd cold here & there ... but the past few days ... OMG! Wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy!!!
It started Saturday ... and got worse as the day progressed. I had already planned to have a few more vacation days (in lieu of Friday & Saturday I had to cover because of scheduling conflicts) ... I just hadn't quite planned to spend them in horizontal misery! Didn't even make it through my whole shift ... didn't care ... just had to go lie down!
Nausea ... dizziness ... headache ... stabbing flu pains ... but worst was a dry hacking cough that wouldn't stop & left me feeling like I'd been beaten ... couldn't sleep ... then the coughing turned painful ... like my lungs were on fire ... ooowwww.
That was enough! Headed out in search of brandy ... which I have found works better for chest congestion than any damned cough medicine! It's that warming sensation that radiates all the way down ... and the alcohol's sedative effect turns off the cough trigger ... and I'm sure it wipes out some germs along the way!
While I'm still feeling a bit rubbery ... the worst is over ... the brandy did get rid of that nasty hack ... still the odd one now, but not painful like yesterday. Keeping my diet light ... soup, eggs, toast ... the thought of anything heavier just not appealing at all.
To top it off ... this was the first time ever that I didn't do Halloween treats ... I felt bad about that ... but felt worse period. Mel had to work until 6:30 ... and called to see if I had picked up any candy. No ... I said ... but feel free to grab some if you feel like doing Shell Out ... so a bit later she arrived with several boxes of treats ... got some tea lights for two plastic Jack O Lanterns and set up outside to hand out treats! She only had two kids come to the door! Awwwe!
I'm thinking that she missed the bulk of the traffic the hour or so before ... and with Halloween on a school night ... they were done early. Gotta give her A for effort!
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