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Ode to the Flu

What the flu is like

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Comment from Michele Harber
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When I'm sick, I can barely manage to say "hello," and you're not only writing clever poems but making them rhyme. How did you manage that? Everything you describe is right on the money and totally relatable and, despite how annoying these symptoms are, you still manage to make the poem describing them cute and enjoyable. Well done.

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    Thank you Michele, I'm starting to feel more myself. This stuff is nasty! Don't get it. Rox
Comment from seken58
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So sorry to hear of your plight Roxanna.
Hope you are feeling much better soon.
You have captured the flu in all its ugliness quite well.
Bed rest, hydration and immune support seem to do the trick.
Blessings
Shirley

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    Thanks so much Shirley. I'm finally starting to feel normal.
Comment from Mustang Patty
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Hi, Rox,

Yuck. I was basically sick from the day after Christmas until . . . well, now. I have had a cough, fever off and on, stuffed up nose, bad headaches, and aches and pains. I went to the doctor twice and they gave me antibiotics to cure the sinus infection TWICE - but nothing made me feel better.

About two weeks ago, I just made myself get back to work. I don't work as many hours, but I'm doing it.

Hope you feel better soon,

~patty~

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    I'm a feeling much better, not %100 but getting there. Thanks Patty. Rox
Comment from robyn corum
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Rox,

Bless your soul. I hope you get back to feeling better soon. This was a fun format - I don't think I've seen this done before. Nice! Sending chicken soup hugs and happy thoughts!

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    Thank you Robyn, think I am starting to feel back to normal, whatever that is. =} Rox
Comment from Treischel
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You don't come across an Ode to the flu too often. I had to smile at the audacity. A clever List poem with the lines rhyming. Glad you're feeling better. Get well.

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    Thanks so much. Rox
Comment from Spitfire
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Painful list especially 9. COUGHING UP A LUNG
10. THE BELL IN MY HEAD GETS RUNG.
Did all these people get the flu shot? I heard that happened one year.
Definitely a conspiracy to get rid of senior citizens or annoying teens. LOL

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    I didn't get a flu shot, my sister did not feel sorry for me for that reason. She is so mean. =} Thank you.
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written ode to the flu, not a good sickness to fight, even when you try to medicate it seems to go its course, of at least one week and another week to recover.

 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    It seems to take me forever to get over this stuff. Never want it again. Thanks so much Sandra.
Comment from jmdg1954
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Hello Rox.

Yikes. Having the flu... sucks!! Fortunately (knock on wood) I have not had it in years. That being said, I expect to he layed up next week haha.

At least you were well enough and coherent enough to assemble a pretty good dang poem.

Well done and get well yourself... John

 Comment Written 29-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    Thank you John, Flu is no fun at all. They need to invent one that is. =} Rox
Comment from Ulla
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Awe, Roxanne, I'm so sorry. The flu can really make you feel so very bad. I do hope you'll get better soon. I'eve missed you on the site. Now I know why. I love your poem. At least you felt well enough to write that. It's brilliant. Be well soon. Ulla:)))

 Comment Written 29-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    I've missed you all too, and hope to be back full steam ahead very soon. Thank you Ulla. Rox
Comment from Joy Graham
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Sorry to hear you are down and out with the flu. That's no fun. Hubs and I had our flu shot and so far it is holding up well. Had a few days last week with low energy, but that is okay. We can handle that. Hope you get better soon. Take it easy. Rest up and watch old movies on tv.

Sincerely Joy xx

 Comment Written 29-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    Thank you Joy, I think I'm almost back to normal except for a yucky cough. Always takes forever to get over the cough. Rox