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Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.




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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.


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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.


===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.

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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,
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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.


===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.


I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.
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On 6/19/2020 3:32 PM, wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.




===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.


Fatigue is going away and gaining some strength. Not fully recovered
but well on the way.

My last bout with a flu was further back than that. Last one I
actually remember was while in the Navy, believe it or not.

This adventure was a lot worse. As soon as I realized I was sick
my wife stayed away ... stayed with my daughter until we knew
what I had. She has pretty bad chronic respiratory issues (asthma)
and I think the outcome for her would have been worse.

No fun, this getting old ****.




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On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM, wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.


===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.


I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.


That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)



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On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:05:32 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 3:32 PM, wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.




===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.


Fatigue is going away and gaining some strength. Not fully recovered
but well on the way.

My last bout with a flu was further back than that. Last one I
actually remember was while in the Navy, believe it or not.

This adventure was a lot worse. As soon as I realized I was sick
my wife stayed away ... stayed with my daughter until we knew
what I had. She has pretty bad chronic respiratory issues (asthma)
and I think the outcome for her would have been worse.

No fun, this getting old ****.


Well, it's good to hear you came out of it alright. When I first started reading
the original post all I could think of was 'oh ****'!
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On Friday, June 19, 2020 at 7:18:50 AM UTC-4, RCE wrote:
Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.




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Happy to hear it wasn't covid, and that you're pulling through it to the other side.

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On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM, wrote: On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400, wrote: On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote: Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught a flu type virus earlier this week. I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no. Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued. By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches, coughing and everything else that comes with the flu. Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing only worse. No appetite. Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced myself to drink as much as I could. Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning. Stayed in bed anyway. This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though over a week. Flu is not nice to 70 year olds. I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better. === Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however. It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both middle aged and previously healthy. I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot, long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting germs from across the globe, maybe even worse. That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)-- This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.https://www.avg.com


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RCE wrote:
On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM, wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.

===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.


I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.


That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)




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