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captdg
01-15-2013, 06:42 PM
Ive been lucky so far..but we dont have mass transit here.. Knock on wood!

justmund
01-15-2013, 06:44 PM
We're about to have a massive outbreak of gastro, they say it's a hybrid of 2 gastro strains so no-one has any immunity to it.

They're saying up to 400,000 Australians could be affected, has spread around the world already (called "Sydney 2012")

Dirty Bob
01-15-2013, 07:19 PM
We're about to have a massive outbreak of gastro, they say it's a hybrid of 2 gastro strains so no-one has any immunity to it.

They're saying up to 400,000 Australians could be affected, has spread around the world already (called "Sydney 2012")

i saw that news report....does not look like fun.

Danerada
01-15-2013, 07:22 PM
Today is the first day in 11 days that I haven't had a fever. There is no medicine on the shelves in the stores...back ordered.

It's bad here.

Dirty Bob
01-15-2013, 07:30 PM
Today is the first day in 11 days that I haven't had a fever. There is no medicine on the shelves in the stores...back ordered.

It's bad here.

Dane that totally sucks man! Glad your fever finally broke!

Poffypoffa
01-15-2013, 08:45 PM
My daughter was vaccinated--and still got the flu. Wasn't too bad though, which I assume was due to the immunization.

Serious Poo
01-15-2013, 08:53 PM
I was out of work for a week, sickest I've been in 30 years at least. Completely bedridden, couldn't even eat for 4 days. Really nasty flu strain.

slang05
01-15-2013, 09:05 PM
I was out of work for a week, sickest I've been in 30 years at least. Completely bedridden, couldn't even eat for 4 days. Really nasty flu strain.

Some pun intended but that sounds like some serious poo! But I'm sure it sucked, my son missed 4 days last week.

alantig
01-15-2013, 09:55 PM
My dad ended up in the hospital with it, and a co-worker missed almost a week and still isn't recovered. Fingers crossed that's as close as it gets...

sergiodeblanc
01-16-2013, 12:08 AM
Hospitals are at capacity here, I'm lucky I have not come in contact with any infected yet, I'll give you a new report 28 days from now.

Albrecht Smuten
01-16-2013, 03:11 AM
I'll give you a new report 28 days from now.

:rofl:

btw I'm sick too. but it isn't so bad. More than flu I'm concerned about my numb right arm. Hurts like hell.

captdg
01-16-2013, 07:37 AM
Vaccinations sometimes make me sick as they are supposedly the "Dead" variant of the virus .. When I was in boot camp, a Typhoid vaccine put me in the hospital for 2 weeks. But I still had to mop floors and make Kool-Aid with a temp of 102! I hear that the Army is nicer now..

cosmic_ape
01-16-2013, 02:14 PM
It seems everyone I know in LA is fighting a cold right now, myself included!

John Beef
01-16-2013, 03:59 PM
My wife and I both came down with it on Dec 30th. We had a New Years show to play so we loaded up on meds and caffeine and played the show anyway, then got caught up in the excitement, stayed out past midnight, had several drinks... Man that was a mistake! I spent the next several days on the couch or in bed. I'm still not 100%. There's this lingering cough/stuffy nose thing.

59Bassman
01-20-2013, 11:57 AM
Was a right Bastard - I got sick Christmas evening and was in bed 4 days and on sofa 3 days and overall 12 days feeling dizzy and nauseous... Everything tasted foul - even water... I have the bloody cough still...

captdg
01-20-2013, 01:52 PM
Will say one thing..those "Airborne" seltzers work.. Not a cure, but if taken at the very FIRST sign of a cold or flu, it does shorten it..In my own experience..your mileage may vary..

Goldtop
01-20-2013, 06:32 PM
I'm in the Texas pothandle, and there is a lot of talk about it here. I know a number of people who have had it for weeks and are still trying to get over it; my insurance man, some neighbors, people in stores I see regularly. I have been into three different hospitals, and two doctor's offices in the last week or so, and almost every employee I encountered asked me if I had gotten a flu shot. I had no intention of getting one, but so many people talked about how bad it was that I finally thought 'what the heck' and got one last Friday. If it helps, fine. If not, at least I did what I could. I'm already obsessive about washing my hands, etc.

I've always had good luck with NyQuil, but it's gotten so expensive that I can barely afford it anymore. If a flu shot helps keep me from needing to buy some, then it was worth it.

Goldtop Lloyd

prscat33511
01-20-2013, 09:57 PM
we're all sick here for the past week
1000's of mg of vitamin C

Dirty Bob
01-22-2013, 10:17 PM
I am the worst patient ever...No like sick....no like fever....brain fried....:bawling:

..sucks....doctor says not the flu after the swab test...but

Let me see here....

..bed ridden...yep.....fever...check....aches and pains.... you betcha...chills ....oh yeah....headache....bleh...cough....earth shaking...congestion....eck......thinks its a sinus infection....one hell of a sinus infection...:dontknow:whatever it is....hope the z pack he gave me works...with my luck probably just another virus i'll have to wait out...anyway....hope all is well in PRS land.

signing off...:goodnight:

moyboy
01-22-2013, 11:05 PM
I rarely get sick and I had a minor cold a couple weeks ago. does that count?

Mikegarveyblues
01-23-2013, 01:29 AM
Norovirus was the big thing just berfore Xmas. The media has gone quiet on that one though.

I've never had the Flu but I do get a lot of colds.