Sunday, October 25, 2009

And now a public service announcement... for your health

OK... so much for the wonderful time away. I came home with the flu which my daughter acquired on our vacation and gave to me. I thought I was getting over it, and then *boom* it came back with a vengeance. Now, my husband has been (for months now) calling the swine flu the "pig flu" and laughing about it. At this point, it's not so funny. Apparently I must have had the regular flu (or even just a cold) and then, just as I was getting over that, received the "pig flu" germs from some unsuspecting source. They say you can be contagious up to 5 days before you begin to experience any symptoms. So, you can be going about your business as usual and, all the while, be exposing all your friends, coworkers, and loved ones to this horrible strain of flu. Well, I have been down (and I do mean down) with this crazy flu for the past three weeks. It starts as a sore throat, works its way into your head and chest, the horrible coughing commences, and then it is gracious enough to disturb your digestive tract (for me this "digestive" part lasted five days). Five days!!

This is not something you want to mess around with. I am still coughing and generally feeling lousy. My daughter has rebounded from her bout with it quite nicely, however. So, my best advice is to get as much Vitamin C as you can, wash your hands thoroughly and often, and avoid public places (this was our downfall, I'm afraid.) I wouldn't want any of my friends to get this... in fact I wouldn't even wish this one on my enemies.

Y'all take care and stay well,


  1. I'm so sorry that you've been so sick. Hope you feel stronger soon...the flu (any sort) can be so exhausting.

    Rest well.

  2. Bless your heart! What a mess. I am praying we all stay well this year.
    Feel better and rest as much as you can.


  3. Oh how miserable. I'm sorry Christi, that you had to go through that. But I'm so glad to hear that you are on the mend. Take care of yourself...


  4. Oh! Christi, how unfortunate for you to get thbis flu while on holiday. So sorry. It sounds nasty.
    I have only ever had flu once and I was so ill I did not even get out of bed on Christmas day (about 1996). It was 6 weeks before I felt myself again.

    My prayers go out to you for a complete recovery and quick.

    We saw on our tv that Obama had called a state of emergency in the US over Swine flu.
    I am so glad that this is not a virus that spreads through the computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Christi, I am so sorry! I have been wondering what is going on because I haven't heard from you.

    My neighbor has the flu now. She was in my house three days before she came down with it. I had a flu shot for the regular flu. She hasn't gone to the doctor so she doesn't know what kind she has.

    Take good care of yourself and get will soon.
    Gentle hugs,

  6. Oh my, I do hope you feel better soon. My best friend who was at my daughters wedding two weeks ago entered the hospital two days later almost on life support with the swine flu and she had been fine just the two days before. She just came home yesterday. Gosh, I had a lot of calling of people who had been around her at the wedding. Her downfall was she has asthma and it hit her in the lungs. PLEASE get plenty of rest and get well soon.

  7. Christi,You poor sweetheart,
    I feel so bad that you have this nasty crap! I pray that you recover soon.Please take care of yourself.I'm so sorry it ran though your family.May God bless you all.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  8. Hey Girl!
    Gosh, I am so sorry you've been sick with that nasty bug ~ If I were close by to you I'd have already brought you a big old pot of French garlic soup. That would have gotten you better in no time!! :)

    But, I do hope you are feeling better now!! Take care of yourself and get a lot of rest. Lots of love, Bebe :)