My Christmas flu the coop!
This year for Christmas, the jolly ol' elf gave us the flu. I've decided he's not the jolly ol' guy that I have been led to believe!
Because of Santa's not-so-wonderful gift, the Hubster and I have been out of commission since Christmas day. Yes, it's accurate to say that this year, my Christmas flu the coop! (As in flu bug, not "flew by too quickly.")
The CDC has declared this particular H3N2 virus to now be of epidemic proportions, and the news just said that the CDC is advising people not to go to the doctor's office, but to be diagnosed by phone, in order to help prevent it from spreading. They're also advising anyone with flu symptoms to contact the doctor as soon as they exhibit symptoms, since the antivirals the doc might prescribe (such as Tamiflu) are most effective in the first 24-48 hours.
My advice? Take the CDC's advice! We've done everything possible, including seeing the doctor twice, taking Tamiful, using a humidifer, drinking plenty of liquids ... you name it, we've done it. And we're still coughing away.
You seriously do not want this flu! Stay away from those who have it, and if you get it, contact your doctor immediately.
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