TSS: In Which I Succumb to the Flu

So you may have noticed (or not) that the blog has been quiet this week. On Wednesday I was diagnosed with bronchitis, yet I still hopped on a plane for a business trip that afternoon. As you know, airplanes are pretty much airborne cattle cars, overflowing with germs and illness. I was sent home by my supervisor after spending two days in Milwaukee and began a twenty-four hour insane attempt to get home. I left Friday afternoon, finally arrived home yesterday afternoon. My connection in Charlotte was cancelled, forcing me to stay the night there before catching a flight the next morning. This is the point I should mention that I was feverish, coughing, and felt like I’d been run over by a truck. After finally arriving home yesterday afternoon, after my husband’s insistence, I returned to the doctor. I knew my bronchitis had advanced to something much more; after taking antibiotics for four days I wasn’t feeling a bit of relief, I was actually feeling worse.

So, I have the flu. It’s not pretty. I don’t remember ever feeling as bad as I do right now. They can’t treat the flu, just hopefully lessen the symptoms a bit. The doctor says I’m on the cusp of the “worst days.” If what I’m experiencing now is supposed to be light, I have a problem. While I’m getting quite a bit of reading done since I don’t have the energy to do much else, please be patient while I catch up with my posts.

With that, I’m retiring to my reading chair, a mug of coffee, and a good book.


6 Comments to "TSS: In Which I Succumb to the Flu"

  1. rhonda's Gravatar rhonda
    January 13, 2013 - 11:57 AM | Permalink

    Feel better my bronchitis turned into flu last year takes awhile to bounce back.lots of bed rest..can’t believe your Dr.allowed you to fly

  2. Beth F's Gravatar Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    January 13, 2013 - 2:32 PM | Permalink

    Oh no! You need to healing, not getting worse.

  3. bermudaonion (Kathy)'s Gravatar bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    January 13, 2013 - 3:50 PM | Permalink

    I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself!

  4. January 13, 2013 - 4:38 PM | Permalink

    I hope you feel better soon Jenn! :-) Hugs!

  5. January 13, 2013 - 4:43 PM | Permalink

    Hi Jenn,

    Loads of people say that they have had ‘flu, but until you really get it, you have no idea quite what it is like. I had it last year and like yourself, felt remarkably like I had been run over by a truck. As your doctor says, there really is no cure for it, just rest, rest and more rest!!

    I wish you well and definitely no work until you feel much better. I tried it and it knocked me right back where I started from, if not a little worse!

    Best Wishes, Yvonne

  6. January 14, 2013 - 10:19 PM | Permalink

    Yuck! I hope that you feel better soon :/ At least you are finding some quality reading time in but I hope that you start feeling better!!!!

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