Excuse Me While I Step Away

Last Update: January 04, 2018

First off, I am NOT actually going anywhere - except to bed.

I woke up feeling quite ill yesterday. It was bad enough that I was running what would be considered a fever by normal standards, though I usually run cooler than normal. So, I called my doctor and got an appointment for today.

Not only do I have the flu, I also have a chest infection that is
" bordering on pneumonia." I am now taking antibiotics along with Tamiflu. He also asid that my uvula (the piece of flesh that hangs down in the back of the throat) is extremely inflamed. The quick strep test came back negative, but he sent off a culture to be sure.

I never do anything half way. When I get sick, I get sick!

Lots of rest and lots of liquids are called for, so I am going to heed his warning. The last time I got sick and pushed myself, I ended up in ICU with pneumonia for a week.

I will check my messages as I feel up to it. I will miss reading everyone's blog posts and helping out with questions. Rest assured, I will be back when I feel better.

Best wishes to all of you! Stay well!

Anita


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GailLowe Premium
Sending you some love and good health - and I'm off to bed too!
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MKearns Premium
For you sweet dreams!
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you, Gail! I hope that you slept well.
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GailLowe Premium
Got my usual 4 hours!! But on Tuesday I didn't go to bed at all as I had lots to do before school......oops! Oh well - mind over matter!
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Armlemt Premium
That will wear you down. You need sleep to function properly.
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FaeKuhn Premium
Hope you feel better soon!

Fae
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you, Fae!
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Cazza12 Premium
Get well soon Anita, you will be back before you know it.

Take care! Caz
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Armlemt Premium
I have the Tamiflu which cuts the course of the flu in half. I know I'll feel better soon. As you can see, I am trying to answer some of my notifications when I feel up to it.

Watching re-runs on TV get sold fast and so does watching kid's cartoons all day (my son's school canceled today because the wind chills were below zero up until afternoon). We get cold here, but nearly ever this cold, so a lot of kids don't have the clothing necessary for weather like this.

Thank you for your well wishes! I appreciate it!
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Cazza12 Premium
Good to hear you are resting up, I know what you mean about watching TV re-runs, you can only watch so many.

I can't imagine how you guys are coping with the extreme weather, I have been watching it on the news, just pray it improves soon.

All the best and keep warm.

Caz
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stawhu Premium
Take care of yourself. You can't let yourself get run over by the flu or pneumonia. These are serious issues . Good luck Scott
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you for your kind wishes. I do take them seriously. I have an immune system disorder (CVID) which leaves me susceptible to things like this and I know that if I over-do things, I will end up in the hospital.

Lots of fluids and the Tamiflu and antibiotics the doctor gave me along with Thera Flu and lots of rest. And an infusion on Monday which will boost my immune system (it is the treatment for my CVID).

Anita
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Get well. We will still be here. I will anyways. Feel better soon.
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you, Xavier!
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