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I'm finally feeling a little better. I've had the flu since Tuesday. It hit me pretty hard. Sadly though, mostly because I undermedicated myself. I've always kind of let the fever run its course and only taken medicine when I really needed it which might explain why I didn't start taking ibuprofen until Wednesday. I also had learned that doctors don't do anything for viruses so not even to bother going in.

Times have changed.

I finally went to the doc on Thursday since my fever went up 1.5 degrees for the 3rd day in a row. Not only did I find out I should have been taking more ibuprofen and staggering it with Tylenol, but if I would have come in even 12 hours earlier, I could have had a shot to help with my symptoms. Who knew?

I went home, started the regular doses of meds and my fever broke for the first time. It came back as soon as the meds wore thin, but at least the discomfort was lessened so that I could nap. I was so uncomfortable on Wednesday, I couldn't even sleep!!

Lessons learned:

  • If you think you have the flu, go to the doctor right away. I have access to minute clinics all over the metro; 15 minutes in and out and on with your life. I can't believe I missed this simple step!

  • Medicine was invented to make you more comfortable. Use it.

    After all that's been said and done, having the flu is a great excuse to get new fluffy pillows and unders. Here's a little secret, Kohl's has very cute (read: sexy) ones for under $5.

    Love and Lysol,


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    Glad to hear that you are feeling better!

    Thank you! I've had enough chicken noodle soup to last me a lifetime!

    I have lots of great friends to thank for their sympathy and of course, for the soup.

    I hope you stay healthy; but if you catch a bug, let me know, I'll "pay it forward" and send you a can of campbells :)

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