Sunday, April 3, 2016

I opened up the window and in flew Enza...

Well, what have Cookie and the husband been up to?

The truth is, we haven't been "well" - either of us.  Both the husband and I got our flu shots in the fall of last year, and then last week, we both got the "flu" or something that looked and felt like the flu.  Both of us were deathly ill - fever, coughing, high fever, more coughing, and you get the picture.  It was so bad that I ended up in urgent care of Easter Sunday, and the husband ended up in urgent care on Tuesday.

We have spent the last week literally on the couch or in the big squashy chair, bemoaning the pain in our every joint.  Our hair hurt, our gums ached.

What felt like the flu, was, according to urgent care, not the flu.

"Your flu tests are negative, but you have bronchitis," the doc in the box said, forcing Z-Packs into each of our hands.

In the 19 years Cookie and Husband have been together we have never been sick like this.  And it took up both down at the same time.

Well, I'm here to say that damned flu test was WRONG.  Or it was looking for the wrong thing.

In any event, we are fine, or as fine as you can be before the second act of the Cookie Household Sick Follies kicks off tomorrow.  More about that later.


  1. I hear ya; spouse and I spent february and most of march sick with pneumonia (him) and bronchitis (me). sux; get better soon!

    1. Thank you doll. I know I am on the mend - if I see another bowl of Chicken soup I will be sick in quite another way.

  2. I know I'm taking a risk but I never get a flu shot and I never get the flu.
    I better go knock wood ... or else.
    Feel better!

  3. Whatever it is, it's a nasty strain this. Both of us have been down, and it seems to linger in annoying ways despite the Zithro and endless amounts of cough syrup. Sympathy and empathy to both of you!

  4. Well thanks goodness your both fine. The tail end of winter seems to be brining much sickness. I haven't been sick since last winter, knock on wood. You should have called, I could have put on my nurse whites and took care of you. I even give cookie monsters baths, have you heard?

  5. Both of you get well soon. I have been ok so far, but I just too the extra preventive measure of buying a large multi-pack of Kleenex.