When the Flu Drops in on You …

… and doesn’t want to leave …

This flu (not covid) that’s going around right now is a nasty one. I think I have experienced every symptom, in progression, that you can possibly get.

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After a week of fevers, coughing, aching, fatigue and tummy upset, I’ve reached the congestion and sneezing stage. And believe me, these are record-setting sneezes.

I’ve never experienced such sets of violent, successive sneezes, ever. Five in a row isn’t uncommon. I’m worried my shoes will pop off or my teeth might fly out. If you’ve recently felt some slight tremors, that might have been the vibrations from my sneezes.

Of course, this means that my body is getting rid of the virus and despite boxes of hankies and bottles of sanitiser, I’m probably still expelling enormous clouds of particles with a radius of at least two kilometres. I did go to work at the end of the week, but I had to wear a mask and quarantine my office. Not that it mattered all that much since most people were at home with flu themselves.

This too shall pass …
… and there will be daisies.

I’m slowly getting better and over the worst of it. But do try your best to avoid this one, as it’s dreadful.

Happy Sunday and good luck to Canada’s Soccer team! 🇨🇦

53 thoughts on “When the Flu Drops in on You …”

    1. Thank you very much Neil. I am definitely much better than I was but still struggling a bit with congestion. I think the regular flu is coming back with a vengeance after being suppressed by covid restrictions.

    1. Thank you Linda, I’m feeling a lot better. Your sore throat may not turn into anything much, but if it does, drink lots of fluids, rest and watch silly movies. I always find that the sillier they are, the more they help. 🙂

      1. Glad to hear that you’re feeling better. After dodging COVID these past two and a half years, it’s finally got me. My symptoms aren’t too severe, but the coughing is pretty rough. It’s a great excuse to take it easy though and to actually use my sick days from work. And yes, it’s also a great reason to watch some silly movies! I’ve been watching a lot of Christmas movies.

        1. Oh Linda, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re sick with covid. Yuck. Yes, lots of rest, silly movies, hot chocolate and soothing throat lozenges. That’s what you have those sick days for. 🌺

  1. Yikes. This is the time of year to catch something. Hopefully our flu shot will diminish the chances of getting it. Hope you are feeling better soon Lynette. Allan

    1. Agreed. And after two years of lockdown containment, the regular flu is coming back with a bang. I hadn’t gotten a shot yet but many of my colleagues had; unfortunately they got it anyway, so try to keep up your sanitising and other precautions. I’m getting better for sure, but it has been a slow process.

    1. I’m starting to feel a lot better. It was one of those flus where I would dare to think I was getting better and then would run another fever, but my energy is returning and I haven’t had a fever in a couple of days now. The warnings from Health Canada about a bad flu season this year are probably pretty accurate. Stay well.

        1. Thanks Anneli. It’s a bad one. I knew that when I realised that my hair follicles were hurting (not kidding). I’m pretty sure that I’m on the mend now as my symptoms have been consistently improving over the last two days.

  2. Oh, no! I’m so sorry to hear that. Glad to hear that you’re on the mend, and I’m hoping you’re feeling 100% soon.

    1. Thank you very much. 🙂 After two years of non-exposure because of covid distancing, this flu is wanting to re-assert itself as king of the winter illnesses! Stay well. 🙂

  3. Oh my lord…is it wrong that I am laughing at your described misery? Sneeze tremors, shoes coming off & lost teeth…

    I am sorry but, I am still laughing. 🤣☺️🤭

    May you recover quickly. Sending healing thoughts. 💕

    1. No problem – it was my intention to entertain readers a bit, so no apologies needed. Once this stuff starts to happen, you may as well take it in stride and see the humour in it. 🙂 I am definitely beginning to feel a lot better. Cheers.

  4. Oh Lynette! I’m so sorry you are suffering. I hate how flu symptoms progress – no sooner are you rid of one than another equally tough one comes along. Feel better soon.

  5. Oh yuck. I’ve had those bad ones before. How miserable. Sending positive, warm vibes your way to continue feeling better and better.

  6. We are with you. I as well had the flu and it turned to bronchitis. I had to leave work 2 days in a row and had to go get tested for COVID which was negative. Feel better soon.

    1. Thank you very much. 🙂 Yes, I tested for covid and it was also negative. At my workplace we were all hit by a resurgent flu eager to get going again after the covid lockdowns! I hope you’re feeling well again. Bronchitis is nasty.

  7. I’m so sorry you are going through this. I hope it passes quickly for you. Try and rest up

  8. I am sorry to hear that you got flu, that must be horrible and getting sick is very saddening. Hope you get better soon and I will pray that the flue gets out🙌🙌

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