MCJ HEALTH WATCH

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 | Uncategorized

If things get a little slow around here, I think I’m dealing with that flu that’s been going around.  Or something that caused me to stay awake all last night periodically puking my guts out.  I feel better today than I did last night.  I haven’t eaten in a while and water’s all I’ve been able to keep down.  Getting a LOT of reading done.  So there’s that.

38 Comments to MCJ HEALTH WATCH

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
February 6, 2013

That’s no fun! I hope you’re back on your feet quickly.

Bill2
February 6, 2013

Good luck. Usually I get that after eating bad Chinese food.

Daniel aka Fisherman
February 6, 2013

TAMIFLU works. Last time I had the flu (didn’t get a shot that year) got a prescript for TAMIFLU and was back to normal in 48 hours.

Hope you recover quickly.

Grandmother
February 6, 2013

Prayers ascending Chris.. Hopfully a speedy
recovery…

Grandmother

Allen Lewis
February 6, 2013

Hopefully the worst is over for you.

Will be praying for a speedy recovery.

Take care, my friend!

FW Ken
February 6, 2013

God bless you, CJ. Take care – that flu is nothing to mess with.

sybil marshall
February 6, 2013

Thoughts & prayers! Flu etc is depressing, as well as uncomfortable, but at least we are within a few weeks of Snow Crocuses (at least on sunny slopes, and maybe more places). Hang in there.

Charles E A Johnson+
February 6, 2013

From one CJ to another, prayers ascending, Christopher..To quote an ancient sage,’this too shall pass.’ Mine was over in about 30 hours several weeks ago..followed by trip to Rapid City in the snow for two stents. I’ll take the flu any day.

May God’s healing grace and mercy rest upon ye.

Milton Finch
February 6, 2013

Puke on, my man! Puke on! Get better sooner than later. It feels better quicker.

Frankie N
February 6, 2013

This nurse’s pet peeve:
The “flu” (influenza) that the flu vaccine & Tamiflu work against is primarily s respiratory disease, not a stomach disease. The symptoms of influenza are: fever/chills, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. Occasionally children may have vomiting/diarrhea with influenza, but adukts rarely do.

Viral gastroenteritis has symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, headache, fever, and abdominal cramps. It is commonly spread by contaminated food, such as food handlers who don’t wash their hands.

Drink lots of fluids! If you can’t keep water down, try jello, gatorade, or popsicles.

Galletta
February 6, 2013

Hope you’re feeling better soon! Milton Finch may be correct!

Jack
February 6, 2013

Prayers-and info. There’s a vicious strain of norovirus making the rounds. Hit us in January- 3 generations down in 36 hours. Go really slow reintroducing solid food. I was on Gatorade 4 days, then broths. Nasty, mean bug.

gppp
February 7, 2013

Get that flu out of you soon, Chris. Goodness knows, whatever it is it tastes better going down than coming up.

Carolyn P
February 7, 2013

Frankie N, thank you. that was very helpful information.

Lakeland Two
February 7, 2013

Prayers ascending, dear one.

Fuinseoig
February 7, 2013

Sounds like that norovirus which is making the rounds over here as well (thank God, avoided it so far).

Drink plenty of fluids and take it easy. Prayers to St. Luke, Archangel Raphael, and my boys Ss. Cosmas and Damian!

Charlie
February 7, 2013

I hope you feel better soon!

Tregonsee
February 7, 2013

I always remind myself that I am not really going to die. It is just wishful thinking. :)

Best for a fast recovery.

Gregg the Obscure
February 7, 2013

I feel for you. Had norovirus two weeks ago: no respiratory problems, but the gi tract was exceptionally efficient at rapid emptying by all possible routes for a while and then it still took a while to return to normal programming. I hope your recovery is at least as quick as mine was.

Dale Matson
February 7, 2013

Getting sick once a year is rehearsal for fighting off worse problems. It’t kind of like routinely starting an emergency generator as preparation for when the electricity goes off.

Robert
February 7, 2013

Sorry man

Katherine
February 7, 2013

Frankie’s right; not flu. I agree it’s either food poisoning or norovirus. If it continues you should probably go to urgent care for advice. If it has stopped, and you can keep clear fluids or jello down, then just rest and drink fluids and recuperate.

Now, what my husband is recovering from and I’m going into sounds more like flu. :-(

I’ve been a bit concerned about you, Christopher. My daughter who has social anxiety is going into a two-month period where she will work from home. I fear she will emerge from her apartment during that time only to purchase food. Don’t you do that. Once you’re better, get out of the cave amongst the population. Although I have to admit that a sortie out to pick up prepared food may have caused your current disorder.

Anne B.
February 7, 2013

Been there, Chris. I do hope you’re feeling better.

Around here we treat it with Dramamine, flat ginger ale, and saltines.

Whitestone
February 7, 2013

BRAT diet – Bananas, rice, applesauce and tea are also supposed to be effective for recovery from diahrrea…also yoghurt once the V and D have stopped…as a probiotic for rebuilding healthy bacteria in the GI tract.

Jeanne
February 7, 2013

As others have said, prayers for a speedy recovery. Try to remember to do all the right stuff, Christopher. We all love you.

Christopher Johnson
February 7, 2013

Thanks for the prayers and good wishes, everyone. I’m feeling a LOT better. And don’t worry, Katherine. I’ve got a job to find so I’m usually on the library Internet terminals every day.

ccinnova
February 7, 2013

There’s a new and nasty strain of norovirus that’s been going around this winter. Here’s some information from the CDC about this:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6203a4.htm

I’m praying for a full recovery for Chris and all affected.

Katherine
February 7, 2013

Excellent, Chris! Our daughter (same one, two English degrees) has a profile up on LinkedIn, and she’s has several inquiries for up to half-time writing jobs. For her, this is not sustainable; she’s only thirty. However, if your ex-employer has been so kind as to extend retirement health coverage to you, in conjunction with the pension you mentioned, free-lance stuff might work for you. Or at least it might tide you over until a better assignment turns up.

The Little Myrmidon
February 7, 2013

Hope you are feeling better today.

Michal
February 7, 2013

Indeed, sounds like the new norovirus. No fun at all. Take care, lots of fluids, etc. Get well soon.

sybil marshall
February 7, 2013

Prayers also for Katherine (going into the flu) and all here who are fighting bugs. We have been lucky here so far and I hope that holds, especially w/the Hyper-cat in RF and needing lots of hand-feeding. (Vet says we’ll know, when it’s “time”, but that has not come yet, and we are cherishing these days AMAP.) He LOOOOOVES getting to eat up on the counter, LOL….For anyone else with a RF kitty, feeding wet food one bite at a time (not much bigger than kibble, and dip the edges of the dryer chunks in the juice first) has done wonders for keeping this guy eating…..OK all, soda cracker bites no bigger than kibble, and dip them in the flat ginger ale first. Yum! (And you can sit on the counter to eat it. Just don’t regurge any onto your kitchen TV set… unless the right person is yammering on it LOL).

J. Stuart Little
February 7, 2013

Glad you are feeling better. Our prayers were answered in the way we hoped.

Some years back I had a similar but um shall we say multilayered problem. It occurred after I had eaten at a certain fast-food place. It took 3 different bouts before this dolt figured it out.

At first I figured it was just another weird ailment that seems to affect only me. Between weird illness, allergies and meds I can’t take I am a DR’s nightmare. (Yeah, I know not just a DR ……)

Katherine
February 7, 2013

There’s a very popular alehouse hereabouts to which my husband and I will never return. In fact, the experience put him off reuben sandwiches altogether for some months.

SC Blu Cat Lady
February 7, 2013

Hey Christoher, Very glad to read that you are lots better. Prayers ascending for your health and job search.

Paula Loughlin
February 7, 2013

Glad to read you are recovering.

midwestnorwegian
February 7, 2013

Three shots of East Tennessee “Radiator” flavored moonshine and you’ll be good as new

Christopher Johnson
February 8, 2013

Stuff’s going out the back door instead of the front door so I guess I’m over it.

The young fogey
February 10, 2013

Wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Glad of course you’re on the mend. Thanks, Frankie: that’s one of my pet peeves too.

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