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Honestly - please try not to worry...

(88 Posts)
seeker Fri 17-Jul-09 19:36:17

it's flu, not the Black Death!

FAQinglovely Fri 17-Jul-09 19:37:18

grin - I was about to hide the entire topic - but then saw this thread - and couldn't agree more .

sweetcat Fri 17-Jul-09 19:37:46

hear hear

Wheelybug Fri 17-Jul-09 19:38:16

That's what they said in 1348 (wink)

rubyslippers Fri 17-Jul-09 19:38:21

i am not worried in the slightest

maybe we could have a thread for non-panicers about swine flu?

Would be better if it was Black death, tis easily treated now a days.

I am worried for the next 11 days after that I shall worry no more.

seeker Fri 17-Jul-09 19:39:39

In1348 they said "try not to worry, it's the Black Death, not the grippe"!

Wheelybug Fri 17-Jul-09 19:40:05


FAQinglovely Fri 17-Jul-09 19:40:18

oooo ruby - I like that idea.

We could invite all those MN'ers who have already had it to come and attest that

1. Yes it wasn't very nice
2. (most important one) that they're still alive


Wheelybug Fri 17-Jul-09 19:40:21


Candlewax Fri 17-Jul-09 19:41:21

I am just recovering from a confirmed case of Swine Flu and I have to say that it was nowhere near as bad as the one I had about five years ago. Five years ago I was hallucinating and could not physically get out of bed! This one does seem to leave you very tired but that is to be expected. Both my children have had it and yes, there were a couple of days when they felt really awfull but they are absolutely fine now as well.

Personally I am glad to have got it out of the way so to speak.

ToutFucker Fri 17-Jul-09 19:41:27

yes, quit the hysterical worrying

it is flu, flu happens every year

every year people get flu, feel like crap, get better

some people die every year of influenza, that is not reported

many people don't get it all

most people can count the number of times they have had flu in their whole life (as opposed to a bad cold) on the fingers of one hand

stop listening to the media hype, the government promote the hype because it deflects from what a crap job they are doing in running the country

sweetfall Fri 17-Jul-09 19:41:47

Yes it wasn't very nice
Yes it was really quick and over and done with and actually just a 48 hour bug (for us)
Yes we're all still alive (including asthmatics and immuno-surpressed)

FAQinglovely Fri 17-Jul-09 19:42:29

<<<<<<pinches Candlewax to make sure she's real and not a ghost of Candlewax>>>>>>> grin wink

GrimmaTheNome Fri 17-Jul-09 19:43:18

DD awoke this morning with high temp and snuffles. Boy who sits next to her at school was diagnosed as having swine flu earlier in the week. So we are assuming she has it.

With a bit of calpol to lower her temp, you wouldnt know she's ill. She says its just like any old cold. GP (on phone, of course) said its fine to go on holiday tomorrow.

She has been pogo-ing in the living room.

Candlewax Fri 17-Jul-09 19:43:45

Ow! That hurt! grin

rubyslippers Fri 17-Jul-09 19:44:25

am grin @ FAQ's criteria ...

FAQinglovely Fri 17-Jul-09 19:44:37

ok - as you were Candlewax grin

<<<<<<<<<<repeats same test with sweetfall>>>>>>>

Well if its not bad enough to cancel a holiday, I shall stop my worrying earlier.

herbietea Fri 17-Jul-09 19:46:56

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sweetfall Fri 17-Jul-09 19:50:17


<pokes FAQinglovely in the eye>

treedelivery Fri 17-Jul-09 19:50:57

It's not as bad as tosilitis. That was waaaay worse.

Noonki Fri 17-Jul-09 19:55:44

I wasn't worrying but made the mistake of reading a newspaper.

Will duly stop worrying....for a bit grin

LuluMaman Fri 17-Jul-09 19:58:36

local rag got big story about killer flu in local school

gawds sake

did not see same story when seasonal flu was rife

have had seasonal flu twice,was fairly grim

had flu jab this winter just gone, as diagnosed with asthma, and did not get flu

if i get swine flu, am confident it will be ok

my children are robust and healthy,no underlying issues, soemtimes need an inahler, but mostly in winter if running around in the cold

have stocked up on some meds and basics, but going to school and work as normal

our friend had swine flu, so we have been exposed and probably exposed to it by others

LuluMaman Fri 17-Jul-09 19:59:32

snort at that list, faq

and maybe a little oink too grin

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