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Recovering from the flu. Rough times

On the evening of the 27th, I started to feel bad. My skin was "sizzling", so I decided to call it an early night. When I finally got to bed, I was having a very hard time sleeping. I kept tossing and turning, not able to fall into a deep sleep. I threw in the towel at 4 am, so I turned on my tv, my playstation and watched some YouTube. At that point, fever had set in, followed swiftly by a headache and pains in the joints. At this point, I had a hard time smelling anything - which, I admit, sent me into a panic. Luckily, I had a carton of multi fruit juice, that I bought a few days ago. I opened it up, and, fearing the worst, gave it a smell-test. Lots of thought went through my mind at that point. "What if I cannot smell anything? What if I cannot taste anything? *lots of swearing*".. Luckily, I could both smell AND taste, so I was very relieved. The following hours were spent feeling like I had been hit by a truck, coughing and generally feeling bad about it all.

As the day went by, I thought to myself "I wonder what's wrong with me. It's not the rona, and I don't feel like it's a common cold.".. I decided to just let it go and focus on watching YouTube for the entire day. As the day drew to a close, I was kind of looking forward to go to bed, and get some more sleep, if my body would allow it. I got around 4 hours of sleep that night. That takes us to yesterday: You guessed it, I spent the day watching YouTube, and that's pretty much it. It's amazing just how little you can do when you are sick. I did feel a bit better, so I was hoping that some more sleep would help with my illness. I did get a lot more sleep, and this morning, I was awake at 9.30 am. I went to sleep at 11.30 pm yesterday, so I had been in bed for about ten hours. Did I sleep for all that time? No. I think I might have slept for about 7 hours or so, which is a vast improvement from the previous night.

At this point, it should be noted, that my housemate came down with a sickness the day before I got sick. One of the YouTube videos playing was from Doctor Mike, and he mentioned influenza. I had never bothered to check if that was what I was "suffering" from, so I decided to google influenza and the symptoms: Everything was fitting. So now I am battling the flu, for the first time in about 5 years. When I told my housemate about it, he was all "damn, you got it too. I was isolating from you, so you wouldn't get it"... I did anyway.. Thanks for that, you donut!

Anyway.. I feel good today, but we'll see how I am tomorrow. If I feel better, I will possibly do some shopping. Well, a shower first, and then some shopping

Comments (2)

I'm glad you are feeling a bit better.
Next year, get a flu vaccine.
Jim: Definitely! When things calm down, I am definitely getting a flu shot

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