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MB_Avro_UK
01-27-2009, 04:11 PM
Hi all,

Came down with the dreaded flu on Saturday morning. Now ok but has been a long few days.

Last night I had repeated dreams about co-op waypoints and how to do something with them that made no sense...but it made sense at the time... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

My woman will be here tomorrow with home-made Curry and fine Wine!

The joy of medical recovery cannot be measured!

Best Regards,
MB_Curry.

MB_Avro_UK
01-27-2009, 04:11 PM
Hi all,

Came down with the dreaded flu on Saturday morning. Now ok but has been a long few days.

Last night I had repeated dreams about co-op waypoints and how to do something with them that made no sense...but it made sense at the time... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

My woman will be here tomorrow with home-made Curry and fine Wine!

The joy of medical recovery cannot be measured!

Best Regards,
MB_Curry.

Aaron_GT
01-27-2009, 04:42 PM
Glad you are ok now. I hope it wasn't that norovirus thing.

Curry solves many problems. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DrHerb
01-27-2009, 04:45 PM
Im in the middle of a chest cold, i figure copious amounts of scotch has gotta cure that

Ba5tard5word
01-27-2009, 05:09 PM
My advice: get a flu shot every autumn, they seem to work at least for me. I used to get the flu almost every winter, now I never do.

I_KG100_Prien
01-27-2009, 05:20 PM
Flu shots for the proverbial win indeed.

Except when you catch a different strain of flu...

Then it's the pits.

I had to get annual flu "immunizations" when I was in the military... Last year when I was in South America despite the vaccine boy did I get a doozie.

Nothing makes the flu suck more than having to spend 8 hours on a 25 foot boat in crappy rough seas....

Phil_C
01-27-2009, 05:43 PM
I wish i had read this last week... i picked up the bug from one of the kids at work -im an elementary art teacher, and you know how well kids keep sanitary...

i was basically in bed all weekend, and when i did get to the dr monday afternoon, i was given the news of a 2x ear infection, and sinus infection all along with the flu...

i hate being sick... so much wasted time.

Airmail109
01-27-2009, 05:53 PM
Best way to fight off colds is by staying fit, a good diet, turning your central heating way down and putting on a jumper instead.

Hope you get better, I had a chest infection from my exams in early December through till January. About 3 weeks altogether. Foreign students bringing their bloody germs over here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Enforcer572005
01-27-2009, 08:11 PM
The state of Ga. ran out of flu vaccine months before flu season.....state cutbacks. Mainly to pay for this place being a police state, but I did get one of the last 4 shots at a small doctors office. I hope It works, as it always has. Diabetics have a rough time with such crap.

SeaFireLIV
01-27-2009, 08:27 PM
Too late. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

leitmotiv
01-27-2009, 10:53 PM
Commiserations to all. I got an infection visiting my late mother in the hospital ten months ago and I'm just starting to shake it. AVOID HOSPITALS AND DOCTORS' OFFICES LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!

Feathered_IV
01-28-2009, 03:19 AM
If only I'd seen this thread sooner, I'd not have spent the last few days, shivering and hallucinating with fever. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Haven't been this sick years. Scared to cough at the moment because it feels like my chest is being torn apart. Lord knows where I got the flu from at this time of year, when it's +43C outside and the asphalt is melting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

ploughman
01-28-2009, 04:02 AM
There's a hum dinger going around, some Australian strain that got the boat back, turned the neighbour completely grey. I got a very mild dose and I thought my lungs were collapsing, still fatigued now and it's been weeks. Commisserations.

Feathered_IV
01-28-2009, 04:38 AM
Thanks Plough. I reckon what I need is a couple of bottles of good stout to put me rights.

b2spirita
01-28-2009, 05:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
Best way to fight off colds is by staying fit, a good diet, turning your central heating way down and putting on a jumper instead.

Hope you get better, I had a chest infection from my exams in early December through till January. About 3 weeks altogether. Foreign students bringing their bloody germs over here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oi! Ill have you know im perfectly healthy thank you very much! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Breeze147
01-28-2009, 06:26 AM
Don't know what I had, but my buddy got it, too. We had sat next to each other at a Pot Luck Christmas lunch. I thought I had tied into some rancid potato salad.

Around 7 that evening, whilst watching the telly, I got dizzy and nauseous. Suddenly, I got chills and started shaking. I had no choice but to retire to my chambers.

Four times during the night, I got up and rushed to the john to vomit and diarhhed (sp?) at the same time. 4 f'ing times!! I simply found it quite fascinating, through the agony of an extremely sore anus and throat, that the human body could hold so much. I took Immodium and Pepto Bismol and Tylenol Extra Strength throughout the night. Everything finally stopped around 5 A.M.

Saturday was spent in bed moaning. I could barely swallow some clear broth and tea.

Sunday, my buddy called up to see if we were going to the football game. (Real football, Eagles vs. Redskins). I said I would try. He said he had the same thing. His wife said that he vomited so hard that he scared the dogs. He has a Rottweiler, a Setter, and a Cheewawa (don't care how it's spelt).

Anyway, the moment I got some solid food, a sausage, egg and cheese bagel, I immediately felt better. We went to the game and then left for the Holiday holiday.

I swore it was food poisoning, but no one else at work got it.

I don't know what it was, but I had gotten a flu shot.

leitmotiv
01-28-2009, 07:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
If only I'd seen this thread sooner, I'd not have spent the last few days, shivering and hallucinating with fever. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Haven't been this sick years. Scared to cough at the moment because it feels like my chest is being torn apart. Lord knows where I got the flu from at this time of year, when it's +43C outside and the asphalt is melting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Regrets, F_IV.

I was on a plague-ridden Southwest Airlines flight out of Houston in '99. Everybody was coughing and hacking like a consumptive ward. I saw two stewardesses looking dismayed. One said "Looks like the whole crew will be knocked out again." Two days later I could hardly breathe. Spent the whole month of January on antibiotics with two devastating bouts of pneumonia in a row. I'd never had pneumonia before. The experience was unedifying. I am firmly of the opinion extremely sick people who go out among healthy people should be drawn and quartered after weeks of inventive and exacting torture administered by depraved Bulgarians with terminal Tabes Dorsalis.

SeaFireLIV
01-28-2009, 08:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
If only I'd seen this thread sooner, I'd not have spent the last few days, shivering and hallucinating with fever. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I only once ever halucinated due to a flu. That was last year, for the first time. It was just Christmas and this flu was still on and I thought, "I`m not gonna let a damn flu ruin christmas!" So in a mad flu-haze, I decided to have a bit of Rum my sister bought me as an early present. I was hoping maybe it would kill the flu too. haha.

That night all I could hear was creepy voices that sound like a mixture of different far away souls of men and women. I knew I was hallucinating and actally found it fascinating while at the same time being a bit freaked out.

Amazing thing, the mind.

Breeze147
01-28-2009, 11:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
If only I'd seen this thread sooner, I'd not have spent the last few days, shivering and hallucinating with fever. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I only once ever halucinated due to a flu. That was last year, for the first time. It was just Christmas and this flu was still on and I thought, "I`m not gonna let a damn flu ruin christmas!" So in a mad flu-haze, I decided to have a bit of Rum my sister bought me as an early present. I was hoping maybe it would kill the flu too. haha.

That night all I could hear was creepy voices that sound like a mixture of different far away souls of men and women. I knew I was hallucinating and actally found it fascinating while at the same time being a bit freaked out.

Amazing thing, the mind. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You should have put some Pink Floyd on.

crucislancer
01-28-2009, 12:38 PM
Tis the season to get sick. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I caught some kind of chest bug the weekend before Christmas, and I'm still trying to shake it. The good news about the whole thing is that it got so bad that I quit smoking. 5 weeks on and the cravings are nonexistant. Let's see if I can last this time. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Feathered_IV
01-29-2009, 03:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
If only I'd seen this thread sooner, I'd not have spent the last few days, shivering and hallucinating with fever. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I only once ever halucinated due to a flu. That was last year, for the first time. It was just Christmas and this flu was still on and I thought, "I`m not gonna let a damn flu ruin christmas!" So in a mad flu-haze, I decided to have a bit of Rum my sister bought me as an early present. I was hoping maybe it would kill the flu too. haha.

That night all I could hear was creepy voices that sound like a mixture of different far away souls of men and women. I knew I was hallucinating and actally found it fascinating while at the same time being a bit freaked out.

Amazing thing, the mind. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some might pay good money for that.

Unfortunately mine was an unshakeable sensation of being drowned in a sea of white noise and fizzing static. Went on for forever too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Leit, I'm wondering about pneumonia myself. Had a regular flu just before Christmas (first in 2 years) and that was a whole different thing to what I've got now. Got a day off next Wednesday, might have to find a buxom GP to give me the once over. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Crucislancer mate. Bloody good show giving the cigs a miss! Half your luck though... Took two years for the daily urge to go away when I quit.

leitmotiv
01-29-2009, 03:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by crucislancer:
Tis the season to get sick. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I caught some kind of chest bug the weekend before Christmas, and I'm still trying to shake it. The good news about the whole thing is that it got so bad that I quit smoking. 5 weeks on and the cravings are nonexistant. Let's see if I can last this time. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Way to go with the cigs. It was the double bout of pneumonia described above which ended my last extended period of smoking (six months in '98, smoked for a week in 2001 and that was it to date). If you do not have the craving, you are a really fortunate human being. Good luck and long life.

leitmotiv
01-29-2009, 03:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:

Leit, I'm wondering about pneumonia myself. Had a regular flu just before Christmas (first in 2 years) and that was a whole different thing to what I've got now. Got a day off next Wednesday, might have to find a buxom GP to give me the once over. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Your description of your physical symptoms looks exactly like my pneumonia. Advise getting in touch with doctor---presentable bust or no. My doctor saw it was pneumonia from a phone conversation, and got me on the antibios post haste. I could hardly breathe. Take care.

P.S. Your take on Luhrmann's "luhrid" film had me rolling on the carpet. Gad, it was awful. Glad to see the residents of Ozland did not drink his Kool-Aid.

Breeze147
01-29-2009, 06:20 AM
I've had pneumonia twice. The first time I never knew, I thought it was a really bad cold. Then about 2 years later, I had a chest x-ray and the doc said he could tell I had pneumonia from the scarring on the lungs.

The second time was as side effect from triple bypass surgery. I coughed up this HUGE brown lunger. I wanted to save it and try to sell it on E-Bay. The nurse took it away.

crucislancer
01-29-2009, 08:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Crucislancer mate. Bloody good show giving the cigs a miss! Half your luck though... Took two years for the daily urge to go away when I quit. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Way to go with the cigs. It was the double bout of pneumonia described above which ended my last extended period of smoking (six months in '98, smoked for a week in 2001 and that was it to date). If you do not have the craving, you are a really fortunate human being. Good luck and long life. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks, guys. I'm quite surprised that I'm not having cravings, I recall the last time I quit (for a year) it took a few months to get over that aspect, despite changing as many as my habits as possible.

MB_Avro_UK
01-29-2009, 03:55 PM
Hi all,

Seems as though there is some bad stuff out there.

My flu kicked in about a week ago. Has been the worst thing ever so far for me.

After 4 days, even climbing the stairs was a killer.

I will without a doubt pay for the jab/inoculation later this year. But the jabs are not 100% sure as the strain mutates every year!

In 1918/1919 more people were killed by flu than all in WW1.

Do NOT underestimate this flu bug!

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.