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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Of late every time I talk to my mom I get asked if I've gotten a flu shot yet.
The answer to that question remains, currently, no.
But, this morning, reading about the flu symptoms, I am thinking that it is Influenza which I have been dealing with for the past 20 days or so. All the symptoms match.
Only the version of the flu I have been experiencing is very mild.
I think maybe I have some sort of immunity to the flu which may lessen the severity of a fresh flu virus invasion.
Way back in the 1990s I had the worst case of the flu I have ever experienced. Sickest I have ever been. My skin turned a greenish gray color. I had the shakes, a bad fever, my ears were plugged, I had trouble breathing, I could not eat, had trouble sleeping.
A living hell.
Then came a Friday morning, after being miserable for I don't know how many days, I woke up and found myself totally symptom free, feeling totally normal.
And really really hungry.
To deal with that hunger I drove up to Bellingham, to the Dickinson's Buffet, because I had an overwhelming craving for their macaroni and cheese and fried chicken.
Currently I know of several people in the D/FW zone who are being made miserable by flu-like symptoms, including Miss Puerto Rico, Elsie Hotpepper, Delores Del Rio and Miss Connie. I may be forgetting a few due to the brain befuddlement that accompanies this ailment.