Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ik heb de griep

Huge dramatic sigh that fades into tired ... I have the flu.

It's disgusting.

Aching, coughing, miserable.

12 comments:

Mlle said...

By crikey woman! You get sick all the time!!!

Feel better~ xoxox

furiousBall said...

Feel better amiga

christina said...

Oh dear oh dear oh dear, not again. It's the pollution I tell you. Well, maybe not directly, but I wonder if it does something to ones immune system somehow.

Get well SOON!

Di Mackey said...

By crikey, Shanti - it's dirty ol' Europe. Antwerp just fits into one of the most polluted areas of Europe ... information courtesy of christina's blog.

Thanks guys ... I hope I do too, as I'm a horrible horrible patient ;)

Peter said...

You know Di, at first I thought you remembered it was April 1st - there's no longer any flu in Belgium at present: http://www.iph.fgov.be/flu/EN/ari_cont.pdf , but then I realized you probably really caught another acute respiratory infection...

The Antwerp air quality
http://www.antwerpen.be
/eCache/BTH/6/614.cmVjPTU5NTk.html
is monitored 24/24, the passed few weeks have been quite normal:
http://www.vmm.be/lucht
/cijfers_en_databanken/meetresultaten-lucht

http://www.irceline.be/%7Ecelinair/actair
/airact_maps.php?lan=nl&web=vmm

So it must be an infection. Get well soon!

Di Mackey said...

Hmmm, that's interesting. This version came from kindergarten creature and she's just back from the doctor who said that the cough could go on for 4-5 weeks.

There's nothing she can give her to speed it though ...

I did this in Turkey too, working as a teacher, I was exposed to all the bugs and had an 'interesting' first year.

Ho hum ...

Peter said...

Di, I'm 99% certain you are getting repeatedly infected by viruses originating in the local kindergarten: I've seen it happen so often (and suffered a nasty Rotavirus infection after baby-sitting that made me end up in the local ER..)

As you had the same experience in Turkey, consider it a confirmed diagnosis.

Well, I can only wish you all the best and a speedy recovery - it won't be simple to prevent infections with a toddler in kindergarten.

Di Mackey said...

Thanks Peter, I might talk to the doctor and see what's to be done, as we really can't afford this repetitive cycle.

Tine said...

hope you feel better soon!

Manictastic said...

Keep strong Di. Don't let those nasty germs win.

Inge said...

If it's any consolation, Vaughan used to get sick all the time when we were living in Gent - it must be that weak Kiwi constitution huh ;-). I hope you get well soon!

Di Mackey said...

Dank u wel, Manic, Tine and Inge!

Thursday, I slept on and off all day but only took 2 doses of painkillers ... progress :)

Lol, definately Inge. NZ men are famous for their poor constitutions ;)

I guess it's exposure to new germs, and I did this teaching in Turkey but the kindergarten germs are kind of disgusting ... more free-ranging snot involved I guess.