The Flu, Netflix and how I spent my first week of 2017
You hear the reminders on the radio, TV, on-line and maybe your mom...GET A FLU shot. Do it. Take it from me (and my husband). The flu comes on suddenly and robs you of any desire to get out of bed for days. It's a viral condition too so there's not an anibiotic to make you well in a couple of days, only a treatment to shorten the misery of the onslaught of symptoms coming your way including fever, chills, aches, pains, nausea, coughing, sniffling and exhaustion.
In short: Get the Flu Shot, it's way better than 4 days of misery, unable to cook for yourself, wash your clothes, or have the desire to run a brush through your hair...and worst of all you can't throw your arms around your family for a hug, or kiss your kid goodnight for fear they could catch this awfulness.
On a lighter note, I found some good binge-worthy shows... CNN channel's "Seventies" and "Eighties" (the episodes about early TV and cable), Netfix original movie "Fundamentals of Caring" with Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez, and "Tallulah" with Ellen Page and Allison Janney and Netlix series "Lovesick" and "Crashing". I started watching Leah Remini - Scientology and the Aftermath (aetv.com) but I'm only a couple of episodes in so I'll hold my recommendation until later.
My husband and I both came down with the flu the same week and it's NOT how we wanted to start 2017. Big thank you to my mom for taking care of us and shopping for us and to my daughter for being our nurse and her friends (and parents) for stepping in to give her a ride to school and cheerleading and my work family for holding down the fort! THANK YOU family & friends
Here's some frightening things you need to know about The Flu (from webmd.com):
Flu is spread when you inhale droplets in the air that contain the flu virus, make direct contact with respiratory secretions through sharing drinks or utensils, or handle items contaminated by an infected person. In the latter case, the flu virus on your skin can infect you when you touch or rub your eyes, nose, or mouth. That's why frequent and thorough handwashing is a key way to limit the spread of influenza. Flu symptoms start to develop from one to four days after infection with the virus.