posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 10:26 AM
Sorry to hear you were so ill, but glad you are feeling better now!
I had a strain of influenza 9 years ago that sounds exactly like what you've described. The pain was unbelievable - even my hair hurt! It hurt so
badly to move. I couldn't even walk for weeks. I was literally in bed for 6 weeks and there was nothing the doctors could do. I have never been so
sick in my life. When they gave me the diagnosis they told me I had Influenza..the "Real" Influenza...that is what they said "The Real
But I will tell you one thing - I also have never been so grateful for my health when I finally started to recover. While sick I honestly felt like
it would never end. It really made me appreciate feeling well.
And I few weeks later I did come down with pneumonia, but that was treated with heavy-duty antibiotics and was nothing compared to what I suffered
while sick with that stupid flu.
When hearing about this flu, my first thought was that it has the potential to be as bad or worse as the one I had before. Even if it doesn't turn
deadly, just widespread sickness of this sort is scary to think about.
Regardless of any quarantine, if people get that sick for any length of time, they will be unable to go out to get what they need.
It is really important to be prepared for something like that happening. Stock up on flu essentials to last at least a few weeks.
Do you know of anyone else that has gotten it? Did anyone else in your household come down with it?
With the one I had, I knew of no one else before, during, or after who had it. I had one adult and 3 children in my household, all in very close
proximity, and 3 adults that were frequent visitors. None of them ever got sick at all, and none of them knew of anyone else who had. My doctor knew
of 2 or 3 elderly people in the region who had it at the time.