Let’s recite it together:
“Please, friend, kick me when I’m down.”
As if having brain cancer and secondary adrenal insufficiency isn’t enough, I go and get the flu.
I haven’t had the flu in years. But it decided to show up last weekend, disguised at first as a head cold. A few days later, the fever, chills, and aches came on. I thought I was really in for it – people die of the flu, you know. And these days I have a ton of trouble just trying to get rid of the sniffles. I was worried about what I might be in for.
But then it happened: after drinking a bunch of elderberry, rose hip, and ginger root tea (made for me by a very nice friend – thank you!), my immune system decided that this was the moment it should make its appearance. With a fever of 102, I went through a terrific, cathartic night of sweats. I mean sweaty, sweaty, sweaty girl. TMI, I know. But how amazing! When I woke up, the fever was gone and I felt more like myself than I have felt in a long, long time. Other than being a little tired, I am pretty much well now – in a total of only six days, much less time than it usually takes me to get rid of a little cold. Am I not the picture of health? Yes, I am. Yes, I am.
I am FLU SLAYER! Hear me roar.