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Recovery now seems like a distinct possibility rather than a forlorn hope - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Recovery now seems like a distinct possibility rather than a forlorn hope
According to the NHS website, 'flu can give you any of the following symptoms:

a sudden fever – a temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above
a dry, chesty cough
a headache
tiredness and weakness
aching muscles
limb or joint pain
diarrhoea or abdominal (tummy) pain
nausea and vomiting
a sore throat
a runny or blocked nose
loss of appetite
difficulty sleeping

Or in my case, it gave me all of them. Yesterday's attack of D&V completed my 'flu symptom bingo card. Lucky me!

Fortunately, after that the illness took a turn for the better and my temperature finally returned to normal today and I managed to eat a tiny bowl of cereal for breakfast, a slice of dry toast for lunch and a tiny portion of spaghetti bolognese for dinner. Which means that with one more day of recovery, I should be OK for Dad's funeral on Friday.
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pennski From: pennski Date: April 22nd, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
But would you be able to go outside and pick up a £10 from the garden? Or would you not have the energy?
That's my doctor's "flu versus cold" test.

Take care and hope you get better soon.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: April 22nd, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear it! Hope you feel better soon!
veronica_milvus From: veronica_milvus Date: April 22nd, 2015 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yuk. And what a time to strike, when you need all your resilience for the funeral. You are in my thoughts.

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nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: April 22nd, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad the worst seems to be beyond you.
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: April 23rd, 2015 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Helen, you poor thing! That's sounds dreadful!

Get well soon!
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: April 23rd, 2015 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Get well soon. I hope you'll be able to get through the funeral okay & will be able to rest afterwards... I know how long it can take to recover some such a bad bout.
feodora From: feodora Date: April 23rd, 2015 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good to read that You are getting (slightly) better. I think with another weekends rest after the funeral it will be near too normal. Good that you could eat again.


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kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: April 23rd, 2015 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope you are feeling better and up to it tomorrow.
la_marquise_de_ From: la_marquise_de_ Date: April 24th, 2015 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
:-( I'm so sorry. I hope you are feeling a bit better -- and my sympathy on your loss.
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