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March already. Huh. - Zer Netmouse
March 6th, 2017
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March already. Huh.
I have spent the first part of March feverishly doing laundry. Not feverishly as in fast, but as in, I have a fever and laundry is about all I can manage.

Actually, the first day of March I was still in Michigan, on a lovely visit with my parents, but I could tell that I'd caught a cold.

The second day in March I got us packed out of there and sheparded myself and Rosie home on a fairly direct noon flight. Then I fell over, while Brian took the kiddo kite flying. I dragged myself out of bed to eat soup and go to my history writer's group, which only meets quarterly, after which I was done.

The next few days are kind of a feverish blur. I ache all over, including my eye sockets. My cough, though rare, sounds horrid, and wracks my whole body. I could tell I was still not well last night, when I took to bed early and did not read, but rather simply turned out the light and crashed.

Today I put breakfast on the table, got folks out the door, did dishes, and *then* laid down, a huge improvement.

If only I had wings and had just flown a marathon, it would provide a much more interesting story as to why those parts of my back are so sore.

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From:dreamshark
Date:March 6th, 2017 07:12 pm (UTC)
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I hope you are feeling better. It sounds just terrible. I assume it is influenza, since the symptoms sound exactly like the ones that are usually ascribed to that disease?
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From:netmouse
Date:March 6th, 2017 08:24 pm (UTC)
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My dad also thought it sounded like the flu. I'm not sure, really.
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From:dreamshark
Date:March 6th, 2017 08:47 pm (UTC)
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http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/flu-cold-symptoms#2

The most commonly quoted distinctions between influenza and any old cold virus seem to be: came on hard and fast, fever, extreme fatigue, body aches.

Did you get a flu shot? Of course, even if you did get immunized you can still get flu, but presumably it decreases the chances.
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From:netmouse
Date:March 7th, 2017 01:22 am (UTC)
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Yeah, and this ramped up quick, with a fierce headache, and definitely the achiness all over. But no major fever that I measured. Of course, I didn't get the notion to take my temperature until after the worst of it, and it took me another half a day to find the thermometer. But at that point my temp was just a fairly standard (for me) subnormal -- 97.3.

What on most people tends to show up as between 99 and 100 for me always shows as subnormal in my mouth. Sunday it was 98.3 (this is a digital thermometer), and today I didn't even bother to take it. Still pretty woozy though.

I did get the flu shot, but Deb Geisler reports having something similar and so did she...
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From:the_leewit
Date:March 7th, 2017 02:21 am (UTC)
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:hugs: I hope you feel better soon! But face it, honey, you've always had wings, and motherhood IS a marathon.
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From:childe
Date:March 7th, 2017 01:18 pm (UTC)
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Go with the aerial marathon story. Don't give the virii any credit. ;)

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