Oh wow… so I’ve had the honest to goodness flu for the past few days and I feel like I’ve been hit by a steam train. I’ve had a raging temperature for 2 days (38oC / 100.9oF) and upset stomach a cough and a very sore throat.
I know some people say they have the flu when really they just have a cold, but now I think I definitely know the difference. I was sensible though and I am really big believer in the good and legal drugs. What I mean is, I have spent the last few days drinking lots of water and taking the appropriate painkillers (paracetamol) and night time remedies (Night Nurse) which all seem to have done the trick. The worst part for me is always the chills. You know the thing where you feel cold but you are actually boiling hot – well yes that. It really is no fun lying on the couch shivering whilst burning up… and continuing to do that for the next 48 hours. No fun at all.
Anyway this afternoon I realised I am beginning to feel a little more normal. My fever finally broke mid morning after I fell asleep on the couch and when I woke up, my temperature was back to normal. Yippee!!!
Now I just need to see if I can find my appetite… have any of you seen it?