Monday, January 8, 2018
If you haven't yet suffered from this year's flu bug, allow me to assure you: it's a nasty one. I was laid low on Tuesday last week. I ran a fever until Thursday evening, along with blocked sinuses, post-nasal drip, aching joints and all the usual miseries. Things began to ease up after that, but by yesterday the crud had settled into my bronchial passages, with a rasping, painful cough and lumps of yuckiness coming up.
I went to the doctor this morning, and got two shots in rapid succession; an antibiotic, and a steroid. I'm on a Z-pack, starting tomorrow, plus double-strength Mucinex to dissolve the crud as fast as possible. My rear end now hurts on both sides, making sitting at my desk a lot of fun (NOT!). Moan, moan, whinge, butthurt (literally as well as figuratively), and so on.
Do please be careful, people. This year's flu bug is causing doctors a lot of trouble, from everything I'm hearing and seeing locally. It's not to be trifled with. Miss D. and I had the flu shot back in December, but it doesn't appear to work very well against the current strain, so be warned.