***OFFICIAL SICK OF BEING SICK THREAD***

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  1. snowcraig2.0

    snowcraig2.0 Well-Known Member

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    This winter been rough on anyone else here? I've been sick about 5 times this winter, and have had enough. Very frustrating.
     
  2. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    I'm with ya there...spent a week home with walking pneumonia, then took about two more weeks to get my energy levels back to normal. I'm ready for warmth and fresh air again...
     
  3. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    I was sick for about 70% of January. Had a cold and got another one right after it.
     
  4. SaraV

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    The evening of December 26th, I woke up from sleep with my nose running to where I could saturate 20 tissues, and it still didn't seem like I made a dent. Since then, my nose/sinuses haven't been quite right. Never a cold, just not at optimum working order.
     
  5. Cyclonepride

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    I had a cold for about a week, but first time in about five years. Sinuses have been getting me though
     
  6. MNclone

    MNclone Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna go wash my hands now....
     
  7. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    Did you get a flu shot?
     
  8. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, only had 2 colds this winter but my twin daughters are sick 2-3 weeks every month it seems.
     
  9. theantiAIRBHG

    theantiAIRBHG Well-Known Member

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    I think the problem is how dry it's been this winter. Way more head colds and sinus issues than I've ever had before.
     
  10. Storkenheimer

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    People with young kids should be forced to wear respirator masks in public. It seems like they are the source of most widespread contagion.
     
  11. CYme

    CYme Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for evening out the average for me Craig, I've been pretty good all winter (pause as I go punch some exposed wood for a half hour)

    And I've got a 4 year old and a 13 month old.
     
  12. ArgentCy

    ArgentCy Well-Known Member

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    Meh, my two year and wife and I had a cough / runny nose that wouldn't go away for a couple weeks each in Oct / Nov. Been pretty good since then.
     
  13. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    had something nasty a couple weeks ago, must have caught it from a coworker - she was out for three days with it. I feel lucky that I was only out for a day and feeling awful for most of a 2nd but still able to work!

    Airbag's got a point......we run a humidifier in our apartment. Dry sinuses get irritated and allow germs in more easily.
     
  14. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    I think increased colds & other viruses are not so much a product of the cold weather, but the continuously recycled air we breathe in our homes, classrooms & offices. Although I have hayfever issues and pollen is my nemesis, I love being able to throw my windows open in the spring and inhale FRESH air. :)
     
  15. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    First winter I have been sick in a decade. Also I just had a kid who started day care this past fall... Coincidence? I think not. Had walking pneumonia in January it sucked.
     
  16. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    Kids are like pigeons that way - carrying illness from place to place. If snowcraig's kids were pigeons, they could at least fly home when he forgot them.
     
  17. jbindm

    jbindm Well-Known Member

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    It's been brutal. I had a bout with bronchitis that lasted six weeks (coincided with holiday season...merry effin' Christmas) and took four different antibiotics to knock it out. Followed it up with a sinus infection a couple weeks ago. Like a lot of other posters in here, even when I've felt pretty much ok my sinuses have still not been in great working order this winter. To paraphrase McCabe, this winter can suck a fat one.
     
  18. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    Darn right it sucks...sucks every ounce of energy out of your body. I slept for about four days before I finally went to the doc. Even slept through large parts of the ISU KSU game on tv...when my husband came home from the game, that's when he KNEW I was sick. :)
     
  19. bostrem00

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    Everybody gets sick, its Winter.
     
  20. CYme

    CYme Well-Known Member

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    He's never going to live that down. Maybe he'd be sick less often if he forgot his kids more often.
     

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