I am alive! I am telling you that the flu is not pleasant! It hit me with no warning whatsoever. Saturday evening Pat and I go eat a steak( I am allowed to eat red meat once a week) Sunday we eat breakfast with the kids. Sunday afternoon I was out for the count. By Monday morning I felt dead. As a matter of fact I was wishing I was. I called the doctor's office and they had one appointment open for the day. My throat felt like I had swallowed ground glass and razor blades. My hips were screaming that I was severely abusing them. Every hair on my head wanted to fall out. I cannot tell you the number of times my eyes rolled back in my head and I went down for the count. My respiratory rate was between 40 and 60 breaths per minute. If the doctor had not been able to see me I would have gone to the ER. no doubt in my mind because I knew my rate had to come down and soon. Inhalers were doing no good for me.
Once I got in the doctor's office I get tested for the flu. YUCK and ouch! They stick a swab up your nose! Dam that hurts. Yep it came back positive for flu. The doc wrote me a scrip for Tami flu and gives me a steroid shot for my lungs. That shot burns! I have a sore spot there still.
I am better but weak as a kitten.
Brook tested positive for the flu also but she was too late for the flu medicine. It has to be taken in the first 48 hours. I cannot imagine how sick she would have been if she had not gotten the flu shot this year. The doctor said that it helped her from getting it as bad as it could have been. He did give her medicine for her sinus infection.
I do not recommend getting the flu to lose weight but I have lost 12 pounds in 4 days.
That's all for now.