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Still Struggling

December 3rd, 2017 at 02:26 pm

I am supposed to go to my grandsons' recital today, but I don't know if I should. My cough is bad, and it could be disruptive to others. I could take a Mucinex D before I go. I took one yesterday evening and it really cleared me up. Unfortunately, it also pretty much kept me up all night! I forgot that it had that side effect.

I did a little spending yesterday. I mailed the Christmas package to Florida; it cost $21. Then I stopped at Walgreens and bought a bottle of Advil for $9. I'm not supposed to have Advil, but I've been told by my nephrologist that I can take it for short periods if I'm really suffering. I'm really suffering. It is handling the headache, which seems to be the worst aspect of this flu.

I ran out of Kleenex yesterday and started using a roll of toilet paper for my sniffles. I left it out on the ottoman last night and this morning I found it destroyed -- also a lot of cat vomit. I forgot that Iggy is a pica cat, but he didn't forget. I very carefully keep my toilet paper out of his reach, so it was really a slip on my part to just leave it out like that.

My little outing yesterday wore me out. A reminder that it takes a while to regain your strength.

I heard on TV that it is a particularly bad flu season, and that the flu shot is not very effective this year (I can attest to that!) Try not to get this, everyone. Wash your hands and get your sleep!

9 Responses to “Still Struggling”

  1. Butterscotch Says:

    Sorry you’re so sick. If it is the flu you should stay away from the concert tonight because the flu is so contagious. You don’t even need to be coughing to spread it. Feel better!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I thought you had a cold! Most flu shots have a low efficacy, since flu viruses mutate very fast. I no longer get them after I learned about the ingredients in them. I also would not go out in public with the flu. Quarantining yourself is the best way to spread infection to others. Help others by staying away!!

  3. Dido Says:

    Take care of yourself AND others--stay home, and feel better soon!

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    Hang in there! Hope you feel better soon.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    CCF, I thought it was a cold when I was coming down with it, but I quickly realized it had to be flu; it was too severe.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    I'm so sorry that you are suffering so. I hope you can rest up and feel better. I'd say stay home and get better and take care of yourself.

  7. PatientSaver Says:

    Ugh, I'm so sorry you've got this thing, and so early in the season. I agree with the others; you shouldn't go out until you've beat this thing. Stay home and rest!

  8. My English Castle Says:

    So boring to stay in--but really the right thing to do.

  9. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Hope you feel better soon.

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