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Influenza, All Gone

On Thursday, Terra and I self-diagnosed my illness, with the help of NHS Direct.

Never before have I had every single symptom listed for an illness:
  • fever that comes on quickly (38-40C; 100-104F),
  • sweating and feeling feverish,
  • general muscle aches and pains,
  • a feeling of general tiredness,
  • dry, chesty cough,
  • sneezing
  • running or blocked nose, and
  • difficulty sleeping.

And the optional ones:

  • nausea

And the "small children" symptoms:

  • lethargy
  • poor feeding.


Wow, it feels good to be better. You don't realize how wonderful health is until it is really and truly gone. Only lingering sign of illness: a deep chesty cough.

Hello, sunshine!

Comments

Katie V. said…
I sure am glad to hear that you are feeling better (even if I didn't know you were sick!). I hadn't actually looked up the symptoms but I had that in Peru. Maybe it is a travel thing. I kind of assumed it was influenza but this confirms it: we have had influenza, the same disease that killed millions of people at in the early 1900s.

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