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Old 22-02-2009, 06:10:04   #1
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Wurst Virus Evah!

And no, I don't mean the computer kind.

Thursday week ago started getting a sore throat. Didn't think much of it, always happens to me this time of year, usually turns into a throat infection.

Ended up with a sore beck and a bad headache saturday. Thought it was just my neck and unrelated. Sunday, Monday I was mostly okay, though the throat was still sore.

Monday night driving back to the depot at 9.33pm (yes, I remember the exact time), suddenly all the muscles in my arms and chest start feeling really tired. Like I had just done an hour long workout with weights.

Next morning woke with a bad headache and the same muscular pains. And my throat was now feeling like someone had shoved a rasp down there a few times.

So, go to the docs. BP is normal, temp is normal, in fact I think she begrudged me asking for a certificate for two days. Two days later (Thursday), I am back at the docs, this time with a fever on top of every thing else, and have brought up meals twice ( ), though not entirely sure why. Doc is a little worried that she can hear something in my chest on the left side, so sends me to get X-Rays.

They come back clean, but took me 3 hours all up to see the doc and get the X-Rays. So, get some anti-biotics (finally) for the sore throat. By this stage I am reduced to eating only bland foods as most other things don't seem to agree.

Weekend arrives, and now finally the fever and headaches seem to have finished. *touch wood*

Problem now is that my throat and stomach are so bad that every time I swallow food, it hurts all the way from the bottom of my throat to the top of my stomach. Even water has the same effect when swallowed, though briefer. And when food does hit my stomach, the top of my stomach aches for about 20 minutes afterwards.

I am just so over this.

Hope none of you lot get anything similar, cos this is one mother of a virus.
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Old 22-02-2009, 16:47:32   #2
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fuck me, that sounds awful. have some icecream, lots of codeine and just try and sleep through it.
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Old 22-02-2009, 16:52:35   #3
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Old 22-02-2009, 19:03:13   #4
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Was it caused by a German sausage?
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Old 22-02-2009, 19:32:07   #5
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My sympathies. One thing 'though - if the antibiotics helped, then its a bacteria, not a virus.

Unless, of course, you were very "lucky" and got a co-infection.

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Old 22-02-2009, 20:42:51   #6
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Ouch! Glad you're over the worst of it & at least the x-rays are clear. Must have been worrying.

As an aside - it always makes me laugh when people say *touch wood* (sorry)
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Old 23-02-2009, 17:59:47   #7
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Old 24-02-2009, 06:47:58   #8
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Old 25-02-2009, 02:58:36   #9
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Chicken soup is two words though.

This is still fucking me around. Am basically reduced to eating ice cream and jelly, they're about all that go down well. Which of course makes it hard to really recover from this as I can't really build my energy back up.

Apparently the throat thing is cos when I threw up (total 3 times) all the acid from my stomach ruined the lining of my esophagus, and thus why I am having troubles swallowing anything. The good news it that the cells in your esophagus are apparently the same as those in your mouth i.e. like a mouth cut they're supposed to heal inordinately quickly. Bad news is they don't seem to have yet.

Have been told not to eat anything hot (so if I am going to try soup it will be luke warm - blah), nothing spicy and nothing too oily. The recommendations were mashed potato and broth type soups (not hot of course). Mmm, appetising.

The X-Rays were cos the doc feared it was pneumonia. I am certainly glad that is not the case.

Oh, and LoD, it was a virus. The anti-biotics are just to help my throat once it has become infected, not to fight the virus itself.
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Old 25-02-2009, 10:05:45   #10
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hey Greg, just look at the bright side, this is a great way of losing weight.

maybe it's just Aids.
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Old 25-02-2009, 10:49:21   #11
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Old 25-02-2009, 12:41:49   #12
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Old 25-02-2009, 13:00:21   #13
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Old 25-02-2009, 19:12:41   #14
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He might be living with AIDS. He did go to Thailand after all.
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Old 26-02-2009, 00:36:10   #15
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Oh, and LoD, it was a virus. The anti-biotics are just to help my throat once it has become infected, not to fight the virus itself.
So it was a co-infection. My sincere sympathies.
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Old 26-02-2009, 12:18:33   #16
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Could be ministerial AIDS...
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Old 27-02-2009, 02:56:36   #17
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hey Greg, just look at the bright side, this is a great way of losing weight.
I have lost somewhere between 8 and 12 kgs (dodgy scales give different readings depending on how you stand on them) in a week and a half. Personally, I'd trade the weight loss for not having the virus though.
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He might be living with AIDS. He did go to Thailand after all.
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Old 27-02-2009, 03:02:46   #18
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Old 27-02-2009, 03:23:37   #19
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Old 28-02-2009, 00:36:17   #20
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Oh, when I was wandering around with a fever looking for something to eat to keep my energy levels up, I had an offer from 3 "ladies" on a motor scooter who wanted to "help me", despite my protestations that I was too sick to even get on the back of the scooter.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:56:22   #21
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I could do with some of that kind of help
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:06:18   #22
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Old 04-03-2009, 13:38:53   #24
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Dr Vernon says it's AIDS of the throat. From swallowing too much jizz.
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