Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Recovery Road

Seems my case of the flu has been a mild one. Couple days of upset tummy (from both ends), a night of 100 degree fever, continuing massive body aches, a headache that just needles me all day, and fatigue that sends me to bed after being up only a couple hours.

All in all, I would say not bad for the flu. Not like year before last when I got it. No flu shot and it took me six months to be back to 100%.

I'm somewhat of a germaphobe lately.....we wipe everything down at work(I work in a hospital), I wash my hands constantly, I don't touch doorhandles or elevator buttons or anything like that with my bare hands, I stay my distance from people who even LOOK like they might be sick with ANYTHING........ But you can't avoid going to the grocery store, and the doctors office(OMG what a NIGHTMARE THAT is for me!! I wear a mask when I go there whether I'm sick or NOT...I know they're not foolproof, but every little bit helps),...and work.
I'm hoping to be able to go back to work this weekend. As long as the fever doesn't resurface, I think I'm good to go.

Hoping all you stay away from BOTH types of the flu..........!!!


d e v a n said...

ooh, feel better soon! I'm glad it wasn't severe, but I hope it's all gone very soon!

Evan 08 said...

Am I the only one who thinks that being a germophobe is a little nuts? Yeah, washing your hands every now and again is a good idea. But trying to kill every little germ is a bit nuts. Furthermore, I tend to think of the immune system in the same way I think of muscles... if you don't exercise it occasionally, it gets weak. Yeah, this isn't a perfect analogy, but let me tell you what... I rarely get sick. Maybe it's precisely because I'm NOT a germophobe. Contrast that with my older daughter, who IS a germ freak and frequently gets sick.

Sunny said...

YEAH-I wasnt a germaphobe til the year I got the flu and didn't recover fully for 6 months.
I'm not nutty about it in my home- but away from home I totally freak out. I agree with you, Evan, that your immune system needs a workout, but with my "diabeetus" complicating things, I can't afford to take the chance of being out of work for as long as the simplest thing keeps me out! This Flu is keeping me out of work a full 7 days!! UGH!