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what do you call it when you have not quite got FLU, but more than a 'A COLD'??

(9 Posts)
noonar Wed 08-Oct-08 16:33:23

i'm off work with a cold type virus. felt truly awful since monday. streaming nose, thumping head, general hung over feeling, burning sensation in chest. no energy. i am genuinely unwell (but well enough to MN in small doses-so not real flu, as such!) i have been to work with plenty of bad colds. this is more your average cold, but i don't know what to call it. sounds so lame to call in sick 'with a cold'.

i am going to go in unpaid on monday as my job share partner will be off on a course then. i don't want the class to have another supply teacher, and it'll give us a chance to catch up on work missed this week.

i guess what i'm trying to demonstrate is that i am genuinely unwell and don't take being off work lightly, however, saying is 'i have a bad cold'...sounds lame, doesn't it?

WowOoo Wed 08-Oct-08 16:38:00

Yes, it makes you sound lame so just say flu. Perhaps mild flu or flu is better. After all, you've no energy and feel awful.
Had a cold last month but I still had plenty of energy.
So, you have flu...

Make sure you get enough rest, get better soon.

WowOoo Wed 08-Oct-08 16:38:41

Or a virus.

noonar Wed 08-Oct-08 16:41:36

or flu-like-virus, maybe hmm .trouble is, if you say you have 'flu', surely you should be in bed for a week plus, unable to move. i'm not quite that bad.

Marne Wed 08-Oct-08 16:43:54

sending you lots of sympathy, i seem to have it too sad, if dh had it he would call it flu grin

I think its just a virus sad

take it easy

hanaflowerate3scones Wed 08-Oct-08 16:46:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

noonar Wed 08-Oct-08 16:47:25

thanks. virus it is, then.

annoyingdevil Wed 08-Oct-08 22:37:47

Manflu grin

puppie Thu 09-Oct-08 08:51:38

A 'Flirus' grin

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