|Michelle vs. Seasonal Flu|
|Thursday, 04 March 2010 10:41|
Posting has been light from me this week because I have the flu. I thought this might be a good time to tell how I felt in case any of you might have these symptoms. If you do, get yourself to the Dr quick!
I worked at the Just Between Friends consignment sale all day on Sunday. I felt fine. I sneezed a couple of times, but that's pretty typical. I got home around 9:00 and my throat started hurting. Not just a little- it hurt a lot. I took a couple of benadryl and went to bed, where I used the chloraseptic throat lozenges- which really didn't help. When I woke up Monday morning, it was like I had swallowed razor blades. I also had a fever. I thought to myself, "I bet I have strep throat." All day, I felt horrible. I drank Dr. Pepper and milk shakes trying to soothe my throat. Finally, when my husband was able to get my girls (I was not about to take them into the urgent care clinic with me) I went to the doc. They did a strep test, which was unpleasant. Then I saw the doctor, and they did a flu test, which was beyond unpleasant and just awful. He confirmed that I had the flu. Not what I was expecting to hear.
The point of my story here is this: it came on VERY suddenly. The doc said the incubation period is 7-10 days, so I have no clue where I would have picked it up. Contrary to what some believe, the flu doesn't usually mean throwing up- that's mostly in children. You may think you just have a cold, but if your throat hurts and it all comes on very suddenly (think 0-100 in 5 seconds), go to the doctor.
I'm taking three medications right now and trying to get better. I am SO bored. There's only so much sleeping, tv watching, and ds playing one can do. And to top it all off, the sun is shining. Not fair.
I hope everyone stays well!