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Wed Apr 4, 2018, 11:00 AM

Finally feeling better and getting ready for work.

I won't say I drank a lot of tea during my illness, but I think I defoliated all of China and India in the process.

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Reply Finally feeling better and getting ready for work. (Original post)
Aristus Apr 2018 OP
redwitch Apr 2018 #1
Aristus Apr 2018 #2
sl8 Apr 2018 #3
Aristus Apr 2018 #4
CountAllVotes Apr 2018 #5
Aristus Apr 2018 #8
Phoenix61 Apr 2018 #6
cilla4progress Apr 2018 #7
Aristus Apr 2018 #9
cilla4progress Apr 2018 #10
Aristus Apr 2018 #12
cilla4progress Apr 2018 #13
Aristus Apr 2018 #14
Worried senior Apr 2018 #18
Aristus Apr 2018 #19
TexasTowelie Apr 2018 #11
Phentex Apr 2018 #16
TexasTowelie Apr 2018 #17
Phentex Apr 2018 #15
Laffy Kat Apr 2018 #20
malthaussen Apr 2018 #21
Aristus Apr 2018 #22
malthaussen Apr 2018 #23

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 11:02 AM

1. Tea and ginger ale are the only things I drink when sick.

Glad you are feeling better!

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Response to redwitch (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 11:02 AM

2. Thank you.


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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 11:06 AM

3. So, you could fairly be described as an Agent Orange Pekoe defoliant?

And if that didn't induce vomitting, you probably are well, again

Glad you're feeling better.

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Response to sl8 (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 11:13 AM

4. Thanks.

Actually, most of the time, it was decaffeinated black Lipton's tea.

Last night, I had some green tea just to shake things up.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 11:16 AM

5. How daring of you!

Glad you are feeling better in any event! !!


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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 12:12 PM

8. Thank you.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 11:25 AM

6. Yeah!

Glad you are feeling better. You know you've been sick when going to work seems like a really fun thing to do.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 11:38 AM

7. Yikes

that was long! Flu?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 12:12 PM

9. No. Something gastrointestinal in nature.

I'll spare you the details.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 12:36 PM

10. Ok, because there is such a thing as

stomach flu? Maybe that's just a generic misnomer.

Anyway - glad you are back! 👍

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 01:27 PM

12. No such thing. Influenza is respiratory in nature.

I had no pulmonary symptoms of any kind during my illness.

'Stomach flu' is something I talk about with my patients at least two or three times a week. I tell them there's no such thing. It can be hard to overcome life-long misconceptions.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 02:01 PM

13. Interesting!

Thank you!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 02:39 PM

14. Sure.

Usually, what people call stomach flu is gastritis (nausea and vomiting) or gastroenteritis (nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.)

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Response to Aristus (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 06:16 PM

18. There was a doctor on the news

in Green Bay, WI, stated there was stomach flu going around, so guess some drs. still call it the flu.

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Response to Worried senior (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 06:26 PM

19. Probably just sick of trying to explain it to people.

He's not doing our cause any good.

There's enough medical misinformation out there...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 12:49 PM

11. I didn't know you were ill, but I'm glad that you are better.

I'm limping around since the cat bit me on the back of my shin last week. It was only a 3/4 inch break in the skin and I thought I would be okay since it wasn't deep, but it flared up on Monday and I had a knot the size of a tennis ball so I can't put any weight on my right heel. I did go to the doctor today for antibiotics since it was oozing pus.

The cat is on double secret probation.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 04:04 PM

16. That sounds rough...

hope the antibiotics kick in soon!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 04:14 PM

17. Thanks.

I have two indoor cats and two strays that I also feed. The cat that bit me needs to learn some better dining manners. Then again, he might like how I taste!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 04:03 PM

15. Glad you are feeling better! Can you take a look at my eye now?

My right eye has been twitching for days now. It's driving me crazy. Allergies?

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2018, 02:36 AM

20. That was a long one.

Think it was a norovirus? I got that a couple of years ago while working in a LTC center. N/V for a day and then the worst body aches of my life. Appetite took a long time to return.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2018, 10:03 AM

21. Glad you are feeling better.

Dunno about you, but I am always pissed off at my body when it malfunctions.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 5, 2018, 10:05 AM

22. Well, I'll be fifty in October.

I'm guessing bodily malfunctions are going to become a way of life soon...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 5, 2018, 10:08 AM

23. I'm still getting used to it...

... and I'm 62. Funny, my brother was just bitching about his body not working right anymore, too. Maybe we all need an oil change.

-- Mal

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