Flu Three

This is my third day suffering from the flu. I am keeping a record of it because it is unusual for me to feel this horrid. That is a very lucky thing.

My temperature is down to 37.6 without taking Tylenol. That is still a little above normal, but I am thinking clearly so it isn’t affecting me all that much. I could put in a day of work if called in. The lingering symptoms are nausea and fatigue. Food continues to disgust me, as do all beverages, including water. I will know that this flu is gone when my appetite returns.

Hopefully tomorrow all will be well.

The discovery that aspirin might be the cause of my winter nose bleeds was a welcome one. My first experiment supported the theory. On Monday when the flu first manifested I took an aspirin to bring the fever down. The next morning I had a nose bleed, an added misery to the flu. So on Tuesday I took Tylenol to bring down the fever, and continued with the Tylenol. No more nose bleeds. I’ll be using Tylenol for fevers from here on in.

Attila has been extremely busy at work for the last few months. This is a very good thing, as many companies here have ceased operations, or had to cut staff. He works long days and most Saturdays. Luckily he likes his job, as far as jobs go, and is not experiencing distress over needing to work such long hours. He seems to be thriving.

On the other hand, that leaves me with a LOT of alone time, with the silence, the wildlife and the trees. There is little else here.

Worldly Distractions

Weather

-1 °C
Pressure: 101.1 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: -0.8°C
Dewpoint: -4.7°C
Humidity: 75 %
Wind: ESE 24 gust 39 km/h

Quote

“There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.”
Victor Hugo
1802 – 1885

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4 Responses to Flu Three

  1. Joan says:

    I’m glad that at least you had a good weekend with family. I hope this flu leaves you soon. Drink lots of fluids and stay warm. May you be able to have a Merry Christmas!

  2. crochetlady says:

    Take care of yourself. What may help the fluids go down is warm lemonade with honey. I know it sounds horrid, but sometimes it helps me. Soothing, warm, and the lemonade cuts the coughing issues. If you don’t have lemons or lemonade mix (I know your allergy issue), drink warm water with honey in it. The heat will help.

  3. Bex says:

    wishing you a speedy recovery. my husband is in bed all day today with a “bad cold” – not sure it’s a cold or flu but I can’t remember another time in 26 years that he has stayed in bed all day long.

  4. Maggie says:

    Ah Joan, sweet relief, the symptoms are disappearing today, Friday, I feel better by the hour. Boiling water mixed with lemon juice and honey is my drink of choice when I have a respiratory issue, it does work as you say Crochet Lady. I have found a brand of concentrated lemon juice that is packaged without preservatives, pricey but a necessity. Bex, I hope your husband is feeling better! As you can see from my entries my flue began Monday afternoon and persisted until I went to bed Thursday night. Today I am not symptom free, but I am feeling much better.