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The Flu Strikes Back

You know you're in the middle of a flu epidemic when:

1) Both your kids AND your wife are down and out at the same time.
2) Your eldest return to school and you hear from the teacher that they had 19 sick kids out of 26 the day before.
3) You feel lucky that you've had the flu just because you'll probably not go down yourself.

Where's the anti-viral equivalent of Luke Skywalker when we need it?

On the writing front: Not much new, but I've got a great story universe on the boiler between looking after the family--positive near-future science fiction, something I haven't done before but think I'm going to like. 

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kara_gnome
Jan. 28th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
Right, and imagine back in the old days when the flu was a life-and-death struggle...whew! Cheers for their speedy recovery, and hang in there with everything yourself, hopefully you're not run too ragged.

We had an ucky stomach thing come through, but so far the hub and I have missed all of that, again, whew! ;D
jakobdrud
Jan. 28th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
Modern medicine is a GOOD thing! Even if the flu doesn't get you hospitalized, we've still got painkillers for the headaches and fevers.

And you stay away from that stomach flu, you hear me :-)
bogwitch64
Jan. 28th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Whew! That is some epidemic. You know, I pride myself on NEVER being sick, but I realized quite recently it's probably because I almost never leave my house.

Gads, I'd have made a good hermit.
jakobdrud
Jan. 28th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Hah, staying in your home will keep those vira away, but with kids in school and kindergarten I don't have that option. On the contrary, I have a theory that viruses everywhere use my daughter's school as one of their 'mutation stations' in their evil quest for world domination.

I'd make a bad hermit. Bad as in "Get off mah lawn, you damn kids!"
bogwitch64
Jan. 28th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
You know...now that I think of it, I never got sick when my kids were in school, dragging home every virus under the sun. I must be a mutant myself. I can only remember being sick three times in the last 20 years.

Heh-heh--bad hermit indeed!
j_cheney
Jan. 28th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
OUch! We having flu in Oklahoma too...I got the shot, though, so I'm lucky.
jakobdrud
Jan. 28th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
Good for you! I didn't really consider getting the shot--yes, lying in your bed with a fever sucks, but I don't have health problems. I'm considering it for next year, though.
j_cheney
Jan. 28th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
I generally don't get it, but H1N1 worries me, so I have for the last two years...

Get better soon ;o)
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