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In which our hero develops searing sinus pain.

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Jan. 30th, 2015 | 01:15 am

And curses everything in sight. Which isn't very heroic.

I dutifully got my flu shot last fall, made easier by the fact that Beaming House HQ trucked in a nurse and a tub of the vaccine such that we could get one without having to leave the building or exchange any insurance information. I also have been washing my hands religiously, not touching doorknobs on the way out of bathrooms, and avoiding sick coworkers. For their part, said sick colleagues have done a pretty good job of actually staying home when ill.

Nevertheless, it didn't work. On Monday afternoon I started to feel really warm while sitting in my last two meetings, and had a headache going despite being well-rested, hydrated, and caffeinated*. I woke up Tuesday basically feeling like death, so I had my check-in call with Boss Lady from home and then went back to bed. I'd hoped it would be mild but I actually felt worse on Wednesday, with a great deal of sinus pain that led me to wish greater and stabbier pain upon whomever made me contract this. Honestly, I don't even know if it's a contagious thing but I can't say for sure.

Anyhow, I had strange fever- and Mucinex-induced dreams overnight, then woke up and went to work solely to pick up my laptop charger and come back home. I participated in one more call, then slept more, and have since felt okay enough to knock out a chunk of the work I missed, punctuated by driving Brian to work and dropping off a stack of bills at the post office. But I haaaaaate feeling like I basically missed three days of life, including workouts. On the plus side, I also missed three days of spending money (aside from the aforementioned Mucinex), so there is that minor bonus. Hoping for a healthy weekend.

* Call it a blessing and a curse, but I rarely have headaches so if I get one without an obvious cause I know some ailment is coming.

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from: loved
date: Feb. 9th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)

I've heard, en mass, this year that the flu shot didn't work for many people. Or rather, more people are just getting the flu despite getting the shot. :/ I've not gotten the shot and feel like I'm tempting fate. If people who've gotten the shot still got the flu, what hope do I have?

Hopefully you kicked it quickly after this and it didn't plague you for too long.

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from: silverthief2
date: Feb. 10th, 2015 04:15 am (UTC)

It was about 72 hours of misery, but after that I did heal up just fine! I have no clue if it was less severe because I had the shot done (which I've also been reading/hearing). At the least the shot was free so I don't have to go demand a refund. :)

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