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Flu | Flu

mara-buck's picture
The autumnal cold has settled in with its resulting plagues and flux, one of which has greedily taken possession of my lungs, joints and all systems that formerly functioned.  Whether of the regular bubonic variety or the new chic piggy strain, I have no idea, but I’m dealing with it in a prudent...
wende-plante-aka-billy-joe's picture
Here we are, the new H1N1 virus.  If you live in a small town.  We have been told, if you are sick, don't go to the hospital, isolate yourself in your home.  Don't send your children to school.  Any one in your household can not go in public.  Ok that is no problem, but how do you know it is not...
earl-merkel's picture
In 1918, at least 40 million people --some estimates double that figure-- died in a matter of a few months. The killer was a lethal form of virus: H1N1 influenza, dubbed "Spanish Flu" in the annals of an epidemic that has been largely forgotten. Until now, with a variant of H1N1 currently...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
In the winter of 1999, I had my last flu.  We had traveled home from London on a 767 full of weepy, snizzelly folk.  Home two days, I collapsed in a pile of fever.  The flu turned into bronchitis, which turned into pneumonia.  Several weeks later, I was cured, but meanwhile, I'd had to go on living...
ericka-lutz's picture
A few weeks ago I was in my Wise Woman Johanina's office weeping about career disappointments, and she suggested that I consider my occasional but overwhelming periods of despair, envy, malaise, and disorientation as a kind of flu. "Treat yourself as if you were sick," she said. "...