Friday, 17 July 2009

moan groan

I have got several of the symptoms of swine flu. Admittedly, not the first two, the major ones, the high temperature (though how would I know when I don't own a thermometer?) or a sudden cough, but I Don't Feel Very Well at all, with a sore throat, aches and pains, and a general feeling that I need to be lying down in my bed, even though it's too early and I risk waking up at 2 a.m. So that's what I'm going to do, in the hope that the Lovely Son doesn't arrive tomorrow to full-blown nursing duties. He's a deeply unsympathetic nurse, and besides, the last time I had real flu, he had it too, and we had to lie in adjoining rooms calling feebly to each other from time to time to check that we (and each other) were still alive.

Goodbye, cruel world, at least for this evening. The bored animals and their self-pity-sodden human are going upstairs now. There will be nothing but tales of political gloom and human vileness on the radio, and the rain is still falling; my specs hurt my nose, and combined with shooting pains in my head make it unpleasant to read. I shall lie in the gathering dusk and groan softly instead.


_lethe_ said...

Poor you! Feel better soon.

As I understand the symptoms of swine flu are remarkably like those of 'normal' flu. And in the absence of a high fever you may just have a common cold (not to say that that isn't extremely unpleasant and you aren't deserving of our pity!)

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Sleep is often the best remedy (along with a nice cup of tea). Get better soon!

kristina said...

Hope you feel better very soon. K x

elizabethm said...

Oh this does not sound good! Hope you are feeling better. Younger son has just had swine flu and says he has felt worse with ordinary flu. Mind you, he went to bed at 9.45. Unheard of!

PG said...

Bugger. Whatever it is, look after yourself and if you still have it when that son of yours arrives, he should jolly well do a bit of nursing.

Linda said...

If it is swine flu, I hope it's only the mild version.

I understand that it is quite bad in the north (anything north of the M4 to me!). Only 1 or two cases reported locally so far, but in a perverse way I'm hoping we all get it mildly, and that gives us immunity in case it gets worse in the winter.

Take care of yourself and let us know how you are from time to time.

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