I posted this on another thread, but this one seems to be more active, so I'll repost it here.
Went to a Christmas party on Christmas Day. One person there was sick. I tried to avoid her, but you know how that goes.
3 days later, I became sick, along with her spouse, and two older people that were at the party.
I spent the first three days in bed, feeling horrible, and sleeping most of the time. Fever, congestion, achy. Pretty sure it was the flu. The fever and aches pretty much went away after that, but the congestion became worse, and seems to be moving up and down, between my head and my chest. I'm sometimes wheezy and crackly when I breathe, and can't stop coughing ... to the point of gagging and nearly throwing up. It's a nasty-sounding, mucus-y cough. I've been taking Mucinex the whole time. It loosens the junk, but it just won't go away. This is my 9th day, I think.
The sick girl at the party has been to the E/R, and was given antibiotics, but she's not much better.
One of the older folks "has it bad", last I heard, but that was a few days ago, and I don't have an update.
And the other older person who has it is now in the hospital with pneumonia, and seems to be declining.
We're all in Georgia. I don't know about the others, but I haven't had a flu shot. I do take daily vitamins, including C and D3, and try to exercise on a daily basis. I rarely get sick.
Whatever this crap is, it sucks. :-(
Oh, and nobody in my home smokes; never has.