Tag: flu

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Confined to the couch

I'm at home, lying on the couch, feeling very sorry for myself. Thursday's head cold has evolved into deep chills, aches, headaches and general ick.  I'm afraid that I've been struck down by the dreaded man flu.  The sum total of my day has consisted of hot drinks, podcasts, watching TV and falling asleep at ...

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Manflu misery

I'm getting the reference to "manflu" in before anyone else. But seriously, ugh... I'm ill. I got up early Monday and went out for a very comfortable 13km training run. I enjoyed every minute of it and as I was reflecting on my route, while in the shower, I sneezed. The rest is history. By ...

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Craving bed…

I didn’t sleep particularly well last night and so this morning’s 6am alarm was a brutal blow, to say the least. Cue several pints of coffee to jump-start my heart and synapses. All this was necessary, as I spent the day delivering a workshop on psychometric assessment, sitting for about 15mins out of 7 hours ...

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A sick little hobbit

Medical update: Am in bed after battling illness for a week. I picked up something nasty when in Madrid last week and landed in London with a mildly sore throat. This has in turn developed into a crazily painful throat and now a hacking cough. Thank you, Madrid, for sharing your germs so freely. After ...

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Feeling grim

Ugh. Only now, after three solid days in bed, am I feeling vaguely human. I'm finally over the raging temperature and the bizarre dreams that would make Tim Burton jealous. I'm no longer shivering like a homeless extra from Les Mis... My headache is also improving, now down to a dull roar. I'm still left ...

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Common sense prevails

I woke up this morning feeling like someone had used my body as a punching bag overnight. This is despite the flu tablets and lots of hot drinks. So today's planned 25k training run for the London Marathon has been postponed until after I stop feeling like a warmed up corpse. All the same, I ...

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Under the weather

Just as I'm ridding myself of the flu that plagued me for over a week, I get hit with a stomach bug of epic proportions. Some guys have all the luck… After being told by two colleagues that I looked "tired" and "ill" two days in a row, my body finally caught up with my ...

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Lurgy

Day three of this rotten flu. However, I'm feeling very slightly better. I still ache from head to toe, still have a blinding headache and still find it sore to swallow. But my temperature and shivers seem to be gone. Hurrah! All weekend plans were cancelled and thoughts I had about actually leaving my apartment ...

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Surprised I lasted so long…

Ugh. I am one sick little hobbit. Woke up yesterday morning feeling rough as the proverbial badger's, yet this morning I was even worse. Sadly, I had a long standing meeting to attend, so I spent today mostly smiling through the pain in my head and eating painkillers. I'm now home and heading to bed ...