that must've been horrible
More than anything, it was frightening. I was 29 and the doctor said pneumonia kills young people more often because they walk around with it so long by the time it's diagnosed, they're just about dead. I'd been walking around with it myself. By the time my ear felt like it was going to explode in my head, I went to the physician assistant and he diagnosed it. One day I woke up and I couldn't lift my HEAD or get up. Husband took me to clinic. So there were days when I literally dragged myself to the bathroom. If I'd have had diapers, I wouldn't have gotten up. That's how dead you feel. Clear soup and whatever the PA gave me to combat associated ear infection. It ain't nothing nice.
aw well I'm glad you got through it
damn you lucky
I know... I wish I could give some of it away to people who need it. You know? I can get sick, but it doesn't last long. (The last time I had the flu, I was 17, and it only lasted 4 hours) And yet, I see other people around me getting sick very easily, and it hurts them. I really wish some of my immunity can be given away. Same for my High-metabolism! I can eat anything I want, and not gain weight, while other people have to watch their diet, or else they'll get bad results. ARGH!! The world isn't fair!!
woahhh give your immune system to me lol, just kidding, I'm glad you're so healthy
I can at least recommend a few things!Take Orange Juice a bit often... Especially during the Cold seasons.Vitamin D is very effective. Sunlight works best.Starve a Cold, Feed the Flu. (Sugar just keeps a Cold going)
thank you ♡
Certainly! PLEASE be safe. I recently heard of a Girl (in another country) who went BLIND from the flu... Sickness can be dangerous. Please protect yourself out there!
Thanks, I figure if it’s just allergies, I’ll just wash my hands and use hand sanitizer more often and try not to sneeze or hock a loogey on people. If I’m vommiting, then I’ll stay home.
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aw I'm sorry to hear that
Glandular fever was horrible. The high school thing was mildly annoying but it meant that everyone got to know who I was.
Oh, I thought of a couple more since thinking about work as well as school. I probably forgot about them because I was a contractor, not an employee, so I didn't actually have sick leave or anything. Anyway, I missed a few weeks of work after fracturing my left collarbone in a bicycle accident. The thing is, I didn't request sick leave (apart from a couple of hours to get x-rays, etc.). The management was a big American oil and gas company and they had all these crazy risk-averse policies, and they told me I had to get out of the office so they couldn't get sued for further injuring me (while I sat at a computer). After a week or so, they were trying to get me to come back to work and demanding I get a doctor's certificate to prove that I was fit for work - I never had a doctor's certificate to say I was unfit for work, it was just management discretion! I needed surgery to temporarily install a plate to hold the shattered bones together, so I said they had to wait at least until after that. I eventually came back and only had two weeks left before my contract finished.
There were complications from the surgery to remove the plate a few months later, with a wound infection that spread to my right hand. At this stage, I didn't have a job to go to, so I guess that's why I didn't think about it, but I couldn't work for a couple of years. The infection was the worst experience of my life, compounded by the way I was treated by the medical profession. It's a long story but I saw seven different doctors without them even trying to treat it (because of an early microbiologist who reported that I had no infection without doing a biopsy) or wanting to treat it in a way that made it much worse (just cover it up and leave it alone - yeah, I did that before, under duress, and it resulted in me being referred to an orthopaedic surgeon to save my thumb, which I ended up doing myself in the seven week waiting period). It was really debilitating - I couldn't turn a key, do up buttons or tie shoe laces because my thumb was so painful. I spent between six and sixteen hours every day cleaning out the bacteria, dead tissue and prickly pear glochids in my loungeroom with a needle in my left hand. I didn't apply for work during this period because there is no way I could have done it - debriding my wound was a fulltime job. I've never been able to get back into the engineering workforce since then. I did do some work as a surveyor's assistant but it exacerbated an old wrist injury, which I needed to have surgery on and the surgeon told me that my wrist was not suitable for the job, so I had to stop that and I am still unemployed. Not sure if that counts.
damn, sounds like you've been in a lot of pain, I hope you're healthier now
Thanks.Well, the infection is behind me, which is good, but I have to do pretty constant work releasing trigger points in my arm and mobilising my elbow to stop painful subluxation of my unstable wrist but it's better than it was a year ago. My ankylosing spondylitis is a fairly constant source of pain, particularly my back, with associated sleep issues and depression, so I don't think there are too many people that want to trade places with me. That reminds me, I've also had to periodically take time off work due to extremely painful uveitis associated with the autoimmune disease, but usually only one day at a time.
that's tough, you're strong for going through that
Ah, the alternative is not very appealing so you just keep going. Everyone has problems they are dealing with.
omg that's horrible
ouch, that must've caused you a shit ton of pain
that sounds awful 😕
aw sounds tough for a 7yr old
Yeah, I now have a phobia of throwing up haha
that's shitty, how do you feel now?
Oh like I wish I was dead and don't want to go on anymore.I did feel relief when I handed my notice in after getting back. Unfortunately I haven't found a job for three years as I've moved back to my parents in the middle of nowhere.
you're very strong, you can get through it
Nah, I'm just afraid of failure, I don't want be left injured because I failed.Also, I'm more tough than strong, a boulder in the stream of life.
depends on how we view failure
Surviving a suicide attempt :)
😕 sounds like success tho
yeah doesn't sound it lol
Like really though I had 2 bullets wounds fixed my chest and exit wounds in my back and they made me say a WEEK a girl has a baby and day or two she gets to leave
damn I'd keep you for a week too
ouch, you okay now?
Yeah. But now when it gets cold i am in pain with arthritis. 😧
was it tough catching up?
Very. So much paperwork to go through.
I feel you, glad you got through it!
Thank you !
You liked the comment that I broke my back u evel Wanker
damn, I don't think I've gotten that yet 🤔
I first got it within 10 days of my birth lol.
you've gotten it twice?
Yeppers. Second time was 4 years ago.
damn that sucks, hopefully the chances are very slim that it comes back a third time
flu is shite
Only happened a couple times so far, fortunately I was still in middle school for that longest time and haven't suffered something that long and incapacitating since. Thank you modern medicine.
indeed, thank you modern medicine
that's a lot
damn you're committed, I admire your resilience
yh well done