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Norovirus Sweeps UK

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 01:17 PM
I know some folks might be taking advantage to get an extra few days off work ... but for most folks the problem is having an employer who still expects you to turn up for work despite being at deaths door.

My sick record is as good as it gets, I've had no sick days for 18 years, but I had 3 days off work in October due to flu, when i returned to work I got the good old "back to work interview", followed up a few days later by an oral warning, which will stay on my records for the next 6 months.

Had I known I was going to get an oral warning I would have taken the whole month off. The union reckons over half our staff are currently sitting on either oral or written warnings ... it's ridiculous.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 01:24 PM
Reply to 'grailkeeper'. There is a new adenovirus going about. A variant of the common cold. It is characterized by pink eye and often turns into pneumonia striking even the most healthy, not just the very young, old, or immunocompromised. I am not sure the mortality rate but it is significant.
I had a flu/cold from hell between 11/20/07 thru 12/18/07. Pink eye, two weeks, tobramycin didn't touch it. Vomiting, nausea, chills, fevers, squids. I almost checked into hospital but rode it out at home. I went for 12 days without eating. Did drink plenty of water and gatorade though. I just on news two weeks ago a healthy 17 yr old who had it and ended up on ventilator and almost lost life.
Reply to CX, my x girlfriend, an RN and I got flu shots together 5 yrs ago and promptly spent two weeks at home with flu beginning the next day. Everything I've read says this is impossible. You'd have to strap me down with an uzzi against my head to ever get another flu shot.
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[edit on 4-1-2008 by jpm1602]

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 01:59 PM
Needless to say, went round to a naighbours next day and borrowed £20 to get the train home to my mom's, arrived with one bloodshot right eyeball, gibbering about aliens and spent the afternoon hidden away in the bathroom shaving off all my body hair.

The other guy, andy dissappeared for two week's, apparently locked in his flat refusing to come out and robert had to go home for a month to see his wife.


Looking back now I can laugh about it, but at the time, I shat my pants and ran away! LOL

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 02:19 PM
If I remember correctly, the bug that causes colds is not one bug.
Apparently there are 100 different cold bugs but they all give roughly the same symptoms. So every time you get a cold it's not the same as any you've had before.

The spices in curry, with particular attention to garlic, are the curers of cold and flu like symptoms. It is these natural substances that are more beneficial to us than any doctor prescribed jab or tablet.

Garlic is of major importance to bodily health, as is red wine and a wee dram of scotch every now and then. Guinness is a good one too...

When I get a bad cold, I usually have a hot toddy. Whiskey, hot water and honey.. drink that just before bed.

Have a look at this, I'm not a medical man in any way, maybe someone here is and can verify what's being said here.

These are garlic's amazing health benefits:
* It is lethal to every virus, bacterium, fungus, and amoeba known to man--without the risk of creating resistance.
* It can be used as prophylaxis to prevent stomach ulcers and stomach cancer.
* It can prevent and successfully treat anthrax, dysentery, salmonella, staphylococcus, klebsiella, SARS, herpes, etc.
* Studies have found that it penetrates and terminates cancer cells, without harming the healthy ones.
* It inhibits the formation of plaque on artery walls.
* It controls insulin levels and helps prevent weight gain.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 03:15 PM
I ate the raw garlic. Put plenty of red pepper in my cambells chicken soup. This bugger just wouldn't leave. I made homemade chicken soup with two heads of garlic. I'd have days I thought I was a bit better than next day sleep for 12 hrs because I just didn't want to cope with symptoms. I tried literally everything. This bugger just did not want to leave. I slept with rosary beads in my hand praying to either take me or make me better. It was that bad.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 03:25 PM

Originally posted by jpm1602
I ate the raw garlic. Put plenty of red pepper in my cambells chicken soup. This bugger just wouldn't leave. I made homemade chicken soup with two heads of garlic. I'd have days I thought I was a bit better than next day sleep for 12 hrs because I just didn't want to cope with symptoms. I tried literally everything. This bugger just did not want to leave. I slept with rosary beads in my hand praying to either take me or make me better. It was that bad.

I've had moments like that, last year christmas infact (every damn christmas!!)

Got a cold and didnt d anything about it, it progressed its-way into full blown bronchitus. Didnt help I was living it rough on a boat down on the kent coast.. Very surprised to hear everyone's using it as an excuse for a sickie, if I worked in your office I would be there regardless... Hint, Hint havent had a job in three years due to my gran passing away leaving me a load of money, surfice to say I've had a nice time spending it, but trying to find work now is hell as I have nothing current to show on my CV.

How about sacking those slackers and giving me a job I wouldnt let you down, let me know and I can u2u you my CV..

Thats what happens if you get a cold on a boat filled with mildew and damp, it sits on your chest and turns into something worse, probably my own fault for eating all those floppy bunny rabbit's that where running around the place, Mmmm, rabbit and pheasent stew....

[edit on 4-1-2008 by Brother_Amos]

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 03:37 PM
Guide to Making a cure all Rabbit stew;

1st Catch one Rabbit!

Yeap you heard it here first kid's, I ate bugsby... I am a bad man!! LOL

Click Here

You might need to login to view, but ask yourself, could you!!!

Hell yes, he's barbeque

Youd be amased how meny people get put off when they have to gut their own dinner. I even know a guy who goes out culling the little buggers with a shotgun and his hands still shake everytime he has to skin one

He was sat there with a pair of rubber gloves on and I said "whats up miximitosis eh!" he just turned and looked at me and said "dont say that word!" LOLOLOLOL

Miximitosis is harmless to humans!

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 03:57 PM
Mmmmmmmmmm hausenpheffer. I love bunny. Stewed, fried, baked. You bust my golf ball Bro Amos. That's exactly what happened, turned into full blown bronchitis, ear, sinus infection. You know when you're staring at your monitor repeating "Jesus please take me", your not in your happy place.
'Miximotos' Oh God!!! you're killing me, stop, stop, stop please.

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 04:11 PM
I just think people should stop living in denial, next time there eating there fried chicken they should remember someone had to pluck it and stick their hand up it's bum first!

Its enough to make a few vegetarians out of them..

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 04:41 PM
I graduated from an exclusive high school academy I attended on scholastic scholarship that was run by the 'Brothers of the Holy Cross'.
I had a theology class brother who did a three year stint in Africa. Somehow the topic of conversation one day was survival mode in difficult times.
He point blank told us 'You'd be surprised what you'd eat if you were hungry enough'. I never forgot that.
Oh, and never call a native Africaner 'stupid'. It is the worst of verbal offense.

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 05:06 PM
Who called you stupid??? Ignore them, they're ignorant, you know what they say.. "Ignorance is bliss!" they dont want to think about where their fried chicken's been!

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 05:13 PM
You should have seen the chicken we had for christmas man, it was the biggest damn chicken I've ever seen, something like 8-lbs.

Get this it fell off the back of a truck on its way to a battery chicken farm with a cage of it's brothers and sisters and someone down in norfolk picked them up, took them back to their farm and just fed them like a regular chicken, it went from being something looking like it was on deaths door with hardly any feathers into this HUGE 8-lbs monster.

We saved him from kentucky fried chicken, but unfortunatly he ended up getting stuffed and stuck in the oven for christmas round at our house.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 05:28 PM
No no no. No one called me stupid. However correct they may be LOL.
Just a fact, if you call an Africaner 'stupid' they may take machete in hand to help you lose a few pounds. No personal attacks made.
A sick bird in the hand is worth two on the truck. I am always thankful for the critters that fill my belly with goodness.

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 06:27 PM
reply to post by Brother_Amos

I can certainly attest to the efficacy of any "hot" member of the Capsicum family... ; )
Not to mention ginger!

But, actually, I do mention ginger to people, all the time!
You see, I never had any flu shots - or the flu, for that matter.
In fact, I haven't been to the doctor since 1987. No need to.

A lot of it has to do with mental attitude, I suppose (I despise sickness : )), perhaps even with the fact that I've been a (moderately ovo-lacto) vegetarian for twenty years; the rest I attribute to very moderate but fairly regular consumption of ginger, chili, cinnamon and such.
(Or perhaps it's the cigarettes what drives the flu way...?

Try to incorporate ginger, chili and cinnamon into your daily eating (drinking) habits. There's no need to see it as a nuisance that "has to be done" to keep the plague away. They are actually delicious! Instead of the usual concoctions try chocolate "my way": dark cocoa powder (unsweetened, as "raw" as you can get), some brown sugar if you must (although sugar actually undermines the immune system), a clove or two, some cinnamon and some ginger. NO MILK.

I also like chocolate "a la azteca" (I am making these names up as I go, just so you know...: ): dark cocoa - and chili. Whoa!

Or just use your imagination and combine the spices above according to your taste. You'll not only stay healthy - you'll also be in a good mood. Guaranteed (and it's no joke).

P.S. I did catch the Norovirus about ten years ago, after a visit to a hospital (had to!). It was a nasty 20 hours or so... But, thankfully, it doesn't last long - and nobody ever died from it.
(I hope!)

[edit on 4-1-2008 by Vanitas]

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 06:38 PM
My grandpa who broke his leg during the last ice storm here in the midwest, still works hard 5-6 days a week hauling chat and gravel in his dump truck, works ground with his backhoe and bulldozer and works a loader with ease, he is 93 years old and tough as nails (so OP you are not old), well he is in a rehab and just got the flu... Drag, he was doing so well but of the long train of people who come to visist him daily or the staff he got it. I feel so bad for him, I appreciated the post above where people say that when they are sick they stay in. Also when I catch wind that a bad flu bug hits I keep m y kids home for a few days to avoid the problem.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 06:52 PM
I know the sorts that 'never' get sick. And it is true, getting knocked on your keester by some microscopic vemin is not exactly a badge of honor and won't win any awards, perhaps scorn. It wasn't always this way. Thinking about some holistic healing center more and more.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 07:23 PM
I called in sick today, I know lots of other legitimate sick people...

I wasn't sick per-say, but I was sick of my office. I haven't had a day off in over 4 time off over the holidays and I said, "screw it" in the shower this morning.

I need a long weekend to prep me for the grueling task of my lame-ass data entry job.

But in all honesty, there really have been a TON of sick people in my office building these past few months.

Do I feel bad for playing hookey? Nah, I feel like Ferris Bueller!

posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 10:41 AM
Data entry, jeez you got it easy and your playing hookie!

I remember once going round to visit a friend at his job working at an ISP, he had the easiest job in the world, only had to answer the phone, take a customers details and send them a free CD, sounds easy enough eh!

He got the sack, why, because he was surfing porn, smoking fags, drinking coffee not answering the phone.

I sat round there for two days doing his job for him, its no wonder he didnt last long at it.

posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 08:53 AM
I witnessed this after a very short stay in hospital myself..
People were dropping like flies.. vomitting in the corridors trying to make it to the toilets in time.

I thought it was a little stupid that one of the cleaners had it and didn't stay off work.. crazy!!Spreading it to the older patients

(I never knew bedsores were such a common complaint 'inside' either.)

I was changed as soon as I got wheeled back from the OP table.
The nurse went to fetch food and water and I was dressed in trackies and coat

Hey I wasn't staying around long enough to get ill...Yuk!!

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