So, it’s Tuesday, February 12 here in Australia. I’m here on work related business and the weather is perfect… More on that in the next post.
This post is about the Common Cold versus The Flu. I started getting “sinusy” on Friday night, FEBRUARY 1! I woke up Saturday morning with a full on sore throat and no voice, as discussed in the post about the sleepover at Momma’s. By Sunday morning, I was feeling even cruddier and praying this “flu” would go away before having to fly more than half way around the world!
By Monday I was back at work, a productive cough, feeling cruddy and still no voice and decided to look up info on “the flu” to see how long this crap was going to last and this was what I found…
I didn’t have the flu… Just The Common Cold and the previous 2 times since I’ve been back in the States, I also just had the Common Cold. And I believe that a lot of people who “think” they have the flu, just have the Common Cold. I am so glad I didn’t go get jabbed for nothing (I thank God I don’t have health insurance a lot, since it prevents me from unnecessary care!)
I took Tylenol Severe Cold. There are A MILLION choices out there…
And although its helped with the symptoms, I still have the Common Cold. It’s diminishing. Mostly fine throughout the day, crunky chest in the morning from sinusy stuff, I feel fine.
How has this cold season been to you? Have you had the Common Cold or the Flu? After reading the symptoms did you think you had one, when you really had the other?