Horrible, horrible flu

I have a horrible, horrible cold. Oh my goodness. I went to try and see my grandmother at the nursing home on Monday, and they wouldn’t let anyone upstairs because the building is on quarantine, so many people are ill.

Well, I picked up the lobby phone to call her (or being in the lobby in general?), I must have picked up something, because 24 hours later I had a relentless sore throat, and now 48 hours later I’m blowing my nose like a champion.

If I’m within ten feet of a cold, it seems like I get it, and Ottawa winters there’s no shortage of possibilities. Last winter I was so sick I spent more time here being sick than being ok (I’m never totally well, but ok is definitely better than the flu).

I just hope this passes quickly, and doesn’t get too much worse…

(I have no fever, of course–fevers are only reserved for very special occasions. I do have a tremendous amount of head pressure and sinus build up, with one of the worst sore throat in years (even when I was sick last year, I didn’t have sore throats as bad as this one. I wonder if I breathed in a flu droplet in the air, and that’s how I got sick…maybe that’s how it entered my body…I’m not sure if it makes a difference though. The personality of the virus might have made it attack my throat first, no matter which way it came in–)

About hopeforanswers

Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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