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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

I have the lurgy!

After trying my best not to succumb to the virus that is currently working its way through the local population, I finally had to admit defeat today and accept that I have the lurgy. (I am told that it is a mystery community virus; everyone has got it but no one knows what it is or where it came from!)

It isn't quite a cold and it isn't quite 'flu, but seems to be a combination of the two. The most annoying aspect of the effects of the virus – other than the general fatigue, aches in joints and muscles, itchy eyes, sore throat, and hacking cough – is the inability to concentrate. If I try to read, I fall asleep in a matter of minutes; if I try to write, most of it ends up as gibberish and needs to be corrected or re-written. (This blog entry took several attempts and over an hour to produce!)

I am supposed to be going to Eric Knowles' funeral on Friday, but if I don't feel a lot better by then, I won't be able to make it. Unless I feel up to it, driving to Lincolnshire and back (it is a three-hour drive in both directions) would be impossible and – in my current state – dangerous.

I am now going to have a hot drink and a doze ... and hope that when I wake up, I'll be feeling a bit better.

12 comments:

  1. Plenty of fluids Bob, hot or cold, paracetamol for pain relief, rest up.

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    1. Jim Duncan,

      I am doing exactly what you suggest, although I take aspirin rather than paracetamol.

      All the best (and good luck),

      Bob

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  2. I’m sorry to hear that you are unwell. Get better soon.

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    1. Stephen Briddon,

      I don't know anyone who had the anti-flu jab this year who has come down with this virus ... a lesson I must learn for next year!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. It has been doing the rounds here and I do know people who had the flu jab that caught it. I've had it since the 27th and am only just starting to feel well enough to do some work...

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    1. Mike Lewis,

      I'm sorry to hear that you've also been unwell ... and that the 'flu jab hasn't been that effective. I'm hoping that I feel better by the weekend as I have lots of things that I want to do.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Whisky+ lemon juice+ honey topped up with hot water is your friend here. I'd recommend two before bedtime.

    Have you get well soon.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Pete.,

      Great advice ... except that I cannot drink alcohol!

      Mind you, hot lemon and honey does work, especially if I add an aspirin or two.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. Hope you are feeling a little better this Thursday morning Bob.

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    1. Tradgardmastare,

      I wish that I could say that I was ... but if anything, I feel worse. I slept very badly, and in the end I got up at 6.00am to get a drink and just sit in my armchair.

      I am hoping that I will feel a bit better tomorrow.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  6. Chin up Bob, these things rarely last longer than a month!

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    1. Ross Mac,

      I hope it will pass quickly ... although I do know someone who has had the virus for seven weeks!

      All the best,

      Bob

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