Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Do As We Say
Both the Chief and I have been sick for weeks with this thing, which probably is H1N1. Both of us have kept getting up as soon as we felt a bit better, and both of us keep relapsing. We have now made a compact to actually try resting, which is what I am doing. I note that doing so for a few days has produced a pretty strong immune reaction. I don't know what it is with this stupid virus - you just don't feel that sick, but you really don't kick it out.
Anyway, I have heard from a few people who have done much the same thing and have managed to make themselves pretty darned sick, so I'd advise you to overrule your instinct to declare a premature victory and instead make like a couch potato until you stop feeling so tired. I can testify from personal experience that just drinking more coffee and exercising more does not work.
They say we old fogies may be immune to this because we've had something similar in the past. I hope they're right.
Chicken soup, lots of liquids, rest, and tincture of time. Worked for me in '68. God speed.
Chicken soup and alcohol (a couple beers a day) worked for me. Aspirin is usually a wonder drug for me but it didn't do much for me on this one. The main thing is when you're tired, just rest, don't fight it. Resting fights it better than fighting it, if you know what I mean.