If you haven’t gotten the shot for influenza, (Tamiflu here, I’m not sure if it’s named that everywhere?) get it. This shit sucks. I feel slightly human again, but based on past experience, I’m not counting on it to last much longer than it takes to write this post. Also, those humidifiers that are attached to your furnace? You need one of those too. Ours is old enough to fart dust, but it’s keeping the house from being totally dry. (I’ve still got water boiling on the stove though…a bit extra can’t hurt, right?)
P.S. influenza? Nothing like what I thought it was. I was under the impression that it was more of the throwing up/nausea stuff than this uber bad head ache where you have to hide all of your sharp objects to keep from driving them into your brain to relieve the pressure. And yeah, there’s nausea too, but it’s mostly like the worst cold ever met up with the worst sinus infection ever and made babies…..colicky ones……inside your brain.
P.P.S. My husband would like everyone to know that he managed to suffer through this stuff for 4 days with nothing more than the TLC of yours truly and Aleve. No whiney blog posts required. He’s such a stud.