Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yay, and *cough*

The computer's back home. Whee. :-) Perfect timing ... I had a couple of Christmas presents that I wanted to make, and I needed my computer for both, but now I have been able to get both done. So yay. :-)

But not all yay, because in the interim I've managed to get sick. Really uncomfortably sick ... with all kinds of flu symptoms, which is so ironic, because, get this, I was supposed to get my swine flu shot on Friday. It had been set up through work and I was fully expecting to get it done, but because of one thing and another it all fell through and I didn't get it. So then of course I get sick on Sunday. :-D Not at all saying that it's the swine flu - absolutely not - hoping it's just a bad cold or some regular flu thing ... but I do have all the symptoms they've been saying to look out for, and it's definitely not a 24-hour bug, because it's been more like 60 hours now and I'm not really feeling much better than I did when it started. :-(

So ... what a lovely Christmas I shall no doubt have. Seriously, I will. It's my mother who will suffer. My father's sick too, he has an ear infection and has been running a bit of a fever. So my mother will have a great time with the two of us, I'm sure. ;-) Happy holidays and so on ... :-)


Paz said...

"he has an ear infection and has been running a bit of a fever" OMFG have ye called an ambulance, sounds serious, sounds like MANFLU,
here are some facts
1. Man-Flu is more painful than childbirth. This is an irrefutable
scientific fact(Based on a survey of over 100,000 men.)
2.Women do not contract Man-Flu. At worst they suffer from what is
medically recognised as a 'Mild Girly Sniffle' - which, if a man caught,he would still be able to run, throw a ball, tear the phone book in half and compete in all other kinds of manly activities.
3.Men do not 'moan' when they have Man-Flu. They emit involuntary
groans of agony that are entirely in proportion to the unbearable pain they are in..
4.5. Full recovery from Man-Flu will take place much quicker if their simple requests for care, sympathy and regular cups of tea or coffee are met
5.Men suffering from Man-Flu want nothing more than to get out of bed
and come to work, but they are too selfless to risk spreading this awful condition amongst their friends and colleagues. In this sense, they are the greatest heroes this country has ever known.
6. In 1982 scientists managed to simulate the agonising symptoms of full blown Man-Flu in a female chimp. She became so ill that her head literally fell off.
7.Man-Flu germs are more powerful than Rambo, Batman and The A-Team

Leisha Camden said...

I would accept your argument, except that he went to the doctor this morning and was actually prescribed penicillin, so I think there must be something to it this time.

Although, of course, he didn't mention whether the doctor was also a man ... ;-)

Paz said...

see number 5, the brave man is too selfless to complain

Leisha Camden said...

I've got to show that list to my father ... ;-)

AudiX78 said...

Cool list.. But in case you do have piggyflu. Here is my advise:

(do you have a fever?)

Paracetamol and Ibux combined. Works with reducing your fever and taking care of that aching sore body. And don't be shy about using it either. (by the way are you one of those: I don't believe in pills, people? if so remember not to underestimate the placebo effekt, if you believe it works- it works :-) )

Also, stay at home. Don't stress. Chill out with a cup of warm tea.
And if it turns out to be a regular cold... remember my daddys words: of everything that doesn't help; cognac is the best...


Paz said...

I know I have sent this link to you before, its funny cause its true

Anonymous said...

Get well soon!! Merry Christmas!
- Trilltrall -

KAS said...

Yay for the computer!

(And get well soon too, of course!)

Leisha Camden said...

Thanks all for your wishes for my speedy recovery. They have been granted, I'm almost well again now. :-) The computer still isn't quite itself, I'm a little bit worried about it actually, but it mostly works as it should. o_O

Audi, thanks for the professional advice! Always handy to have a nurse around. I do believe in medication, I just am really nervous about taking it ... I have a phobia about painkillers and things like that. Like I think I'm going to get addicted if I take two Paracetamols in a month. :-D I know it's ridiculous, but I can't quite get rid of that nagging little fear ... ;-)

Paz, thanks for the link, I agree, funny!! :-D