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This flu season is the worst in nearly a decade… 2018

I was unlucky enough to get it. It’s been the worst flu I have ever had in my life. I usually never get a cold of flu and opted out of the flu shot.

There are two different flu strains hitting the United States this year, and the flu shot was only about 10% – 17% effective.

I have been in bed and off work since Saturday afternoon, but am now finally on the mend!

Since the flue season started, Americans have been hospitalized for the illness at a rate of 59.9 per 100,000 people. The highest since the swine flu of 2009.

The flu is killing up to 4,000 Americans a week, and it’s not over yet.

If you do get the flu, officials are recommending that you stay at home, get plenty of rest, keep well hydrated and treat the symptoms.

I panicked one night and called 911. I hadn’t been able to keep anything down in two days, and being diabetic I was really started to get worried. The EMTs were so wonderful, and urged me not to go to the hospital, and told me my vitals were good, and it was just the flu. They gave me some ideas on how to keep at first water down, and it helped. The next day I was able to drink broth. That was two days ago. I am feeling so much better now. Good thing, because I have to go back to work today.

Have a great day everyone and Stay WELL.

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  1. From all the comments I realized that we are all caught up in the world by some flu. From my family, we almost all have a cough, but nothing else. I count every night a onion onion cut on the bedside table. This is my proven method and it helps a lot. I’m glad you’re better Kim.

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  2. First Kim, I am so glad to hear you are on the mend. I missed your posts! Second, this is a horrible flu bug this year.

    However, as a joke of the day for tomorrow perhaps you could post…

    “I ran so fast I caught the flu.” 🙂

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  3. Ah that’s unfortunate, I hope you’re better now. Stay healthy, ok?

    We’re also hit by some flu bug but I reckon its not the same one as your side. We have a period (about right after CNY) that many people falls sick (I don’t know if its cause of the holidays and feast) but my family had been hit.

    2 of my cousins, my father, me and my auntie are all down with flu and I’m still coughing now after 2 weeks. But its not too serious, fortunately.

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    • This is worldwide. It is probably the same flu. The coughing is so bad thee last few days, geeze. I am still getting better I think though. There were two strains going around with this flu and is hitting world wide now. I hope you cough gets better soon!

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