Last Friday I was a bit tired, Saturday morning the same just a bit tired not feeling my normal pep and vigor. By Saturday afternoon I was running a temp that I could get down to 102.4 with three ibuprofen... the fever continued so Tuesday I dragged myself to the doctor because I just wasn't improving. Acute bronchitis was what I had, I was sent to the pharmacy to pick-up medications.
(Thank goodness for antibiotics, how did people manage without them??? Also given a note from my doctor saying stay home from work the remainder of the week and don't share the germ. I couldn't have gone to work with or with out the note. This is the first day I've sat up right. But the note is good for my boss so he knows I haven't been down south basking in the sun. (ya right, I hear the south is getting bombarded with ice storms and snow, but I digress))
Today I am upright. I ran hot sudsy bleach water in my kitchen sink and started wiping surfaces down as well as light switches, door knobs, etc. I don't want to share the bug.
When my mom was a little girl she came down with rheumatic fever. There were no antibiotics yet (penicillin wasn't used widely until 1943).
My great-grandmother died in the Great Flu Epidemic from complications (pneumonia). So again I say thank God for antibiotics. They aren't to be used often but when you need them it's a blessing we have them.
The doctor said there's just a lot of junk going around right now. Yes, I did get the flu shot but apparently that doesn't protect from everything else.
Hope you are all staying well, healthy and sitting upright.
robin, aka, a little bird