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Anyone else have a cold/mild flu?

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Kernel, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. My throat is sore, my nose is running like a cocaine addict's and my ear canals feel like they have been cemented shut. But I've decided to take a healthy dose of HTFU and work on my bike.

    Who else?


     
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  2. #2 joetdm, Jul 19, 2011
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    Yep me..
    Nothing serious just annoying.
    Icicle rides fault....lol
     
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  3. more like KARMA
     
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  4. Yeah,, it's doing the rounds.
     
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  5. The "mild flu" in thread title reminds me of the time I went to the doctor and told him I had a "touch of the flu" only to be told rather condescendingly that there was no such thing - you either had flu or you didn't. Um, yeah ok, so a very bad cold maybe?

    The worst thing for me when the weather turns cold is that I get a runny nose which lasts until the weather warms up again. Oddly enough, I get very few colds since I started getting the flu shots every year which doesn't make sense since the flu viruses and common cold viruses are completely different.
     
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  6. Had it for 4 weeks - absolutely killed my gym workouts comeback all the advances i made in previous 6 weeks were lost
     
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  7. Same, had it for the past 4 weeks, coupled with a virus that's doing the rounds.
     
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  8. Only in my ninth day of my cold and I've had more than enough.
     
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  9. Good so it's not just me then
     
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  10. Yep, just getting over a cold now. I even had to take a day of work, very unusual for me. I've been here for nearly 12 years and I've got over 500hrs sick leave banked up.
     
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  11. Wow! You should use your sick leave to go on a big motorcycle trip.
     
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  12. The thought had crossed my mind. However, it's good knowing that I have that much sick leave, just in case I have an off and need to take some of it.
     
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  13. It can hit quickly. Felt ok this morning, past few hours a headache, now have aches and pains all over, a runny nose and cough. Crook as a dog going down hill fast.
     
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  14. I had five weeks off with another medical issue - then came down with a godawful cold and had to have another week off. And it's still not totally gone.
     
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  15. If I got the same s-hit I guess I better prepare myself for feeling like an absolute dog.
     
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  16. You could take something for it.

    But as my mum (an RN) used to say, if you take something for a cold it'll be gone in about a week, if you don't it'll be gone in about 7 days.
     
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  17. Yeah I've got the same, headache, chills/hot flushes, runny nose, nausea, general feeling of shit. So far it's ruined 3 of my days off, and the one time I call in sick to work (giving 8 hours notice) they can't find anyone to cover!! Hope it ****s off soon as I'm skiing in NZ in a week!

    This morning around 5am I had chills so bad I ended up running and getting the doona off spare bed and throwing it on top of my existing one, whilst also having my rooms heater set to 27.
     
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  18. Be careful with temperature changes, I think that's how I got it. Spent weekend at Bendigo with warm blankets on airbed. It gets FARKEN cold up there. Kept getting in and out of bed so yeah.
     
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  19. #19 bulby, Jul 20, 2011
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    Not me. Or not yet... *touch wood*
    But 2 people I know are recovering as I type.

    Anyhow, would you ride when you have a cold / flu?
     
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  20. #20 Kernel, Jul 20, 2011
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    Yeah no problem
     
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