I contracted the dreaded norovirus that's been going around Canada and the U.S. My friend who gave it to me felt acutely ill for 12 hours then got better. I felt gradually worse for 4 days until I ended up in the hospital. It was a nightmare.
I have a lot of compassion or people but cold and flu season brings out the most of my ire for humanity because I see people not having any consideration for others. Sneezing and coughing without covering with their faces, sneezing into their hands and then touching surfaces. If there's ever a deadly epidemic we're all done for!
One of the ways I was able to convince the government to help pay for my car fuel is that during cold and flu season taking public transit is a guarantee that I'll get something and then end up 10x worse. Seriously I avoid closed spaces with lots of people at all cost at this time of year. No malls, no restaurants (well, sometimes), no buses or trains, and definitely no doctors offices or hospitals if I can!
Nooooo, not the norovirus!! It's so unfair that you had it much worse. Exactly, so many people with contagious illnesses don't bother to be careful about
touching surfaces or keeping their distance. It's infuriating. My boyfriend might want to go on a plane trip next month and I don't know if I should take that risk.
Dx'd w/pancolitis 1/13/15
6 mos. Pred. then started biweekly Humira 8/17/15
1 Ultimate Flora probiotic/day
1 Freeda Quintab multivitamin/day
3 tsp acacia senegal fiber supplement/day