It came on over the weekend.. and at first I thought, dang.. I caught a cold.
So I canceled all weekend fun, did pretty much zero. I did make that trip to the feed store Saturday. I was feeling worse as the day progressed, and that was pretty much it.
By Saturday night... bad sore throat, cough coming on that made me hurt, and a headache. Still thinking, bad cold. I have not had a cold or flu for a long time, so thought that it was my turn I guess.
Today, worse cough, chills and so tired. So after talking to "Nurse" daughter...I was told this sounds more like the dreaded flu. Oh double crap, not fun.
I took my temperature, 100.6, dang this sucks.
So thank goodness for the Internet, time to do some research. You know, most people who get this flu, have it like any other flu, in other words survive it!
I have read that you may not have all the symptoms, such as vomiting (I have dodged that bullet so far)...
So per the Mayo Clinic:
"SymptomsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Swine flu symptoms in humans are similar to those of infection with other flu strains:
- Sore throat
- Body aches
Swine flu symptoms develop three to five days after you're exposed to the virus and continue for about eight days, starting one day before you get sick and continuing until you've recovered.When to see a doctor
It's not necessary to call a doctor if you're generally healthy and you develop swine flu symptoms, such as fever, cough and body aches. Do call your doctor, however, if you have flu symptoms and you're pregnant or you have a chronic disease, such as emphysema or a heart condition"
I have called my boss, who I think is happy I am not bringing my little bug to work.. though, I am not happy about using sick days. Oh well. I am sick...and cant wait to be "normal".
So for the rest of you, keep doing this:
And use this ....