My apologies to everyone I breathed on

By Mir
March 27, 2007

I have the flu.

Know how I know? Because a nice doctor took a giant Q-tip and put it up my nose and swabbed my brain and said “Congratulations, you have the flu!” As I was hooked up to an IV and trying not to puke at the time I was perhaps not as excited as she would’ve liked. I don’t know.

I am too sick to be online but my laptop is here in my bed and even with a temperature of 104 it eventually gets boring to do nothing but sleep. But now that I’ve been sitting up for five minutes I have to go take a nap.

Back in a few days.


  1. Amy Lawson

    Please get well soon! At least you’re home, in your comfy bed and not in a NY hotel room. I’ll cross my fingers that the kids are not next in line. Take care of yourself!

  2. buzz

    Awww man, that totally sucks! I hope you feel better soon! Get lots of rest!

  3. Heidi

    Yup, Amy’s right–much better to recuperate at home in your fabulous king-sized bed. Healing slumber, meet Mir.

  4. Kimberly

    I’ve had the flu, and I feel for you–it is awful. I hope you feel better soon and avoid the pneumonia.

  5. angelfeet

    Get well sooner than soon. You have had far more than your fair share of febrile ailments and I think it’s about time you let someone else have a go (but not me, because I’m germed up enough, thank you very much).

  6. too tired to

    That really sucks. I got the flu the day after I got the flu shot. No doubt I got it at the flu clinic. My husband takes cold fx ( a Canadian remedy) He hasn’t been sick for over a year, not even a head cold. Why do you ask do I not take it???? I can’t remember to.

  7. BOSSY

    Your sick? Pardon Bossy while she pours some antiseptic on her computer monitor.

  8. julie

    Rest and hydrate and know we are patiently waiting for your return. At your pace. Rest.

    At least pretend that you know what that means.

  9. Heather

    Eep! Get well soon!

  10. chris

    Get well soon!

  11. blogversary

    Poor thing. Gets lots of rest and look forward to healthy feeling post.

  12. Fairly Odd Mother

    Take it easy! Hope you are back soon!

  13. MomCat

    Speedy recovery, Mir. I hope someone is taking care of you.

  14. kathy

    OSCILLOCOCCINUM!!! It works! It is homeopathic, but works for the flu. I even had my folks bring some down to us here in Mexico incase they brought the flu with them from the US.

    Oh, and feel better.


  15. ali

    i hope you are flu-free soon!!

  16. dorothy

    I was just going to apologize, because it might’ve been me. I’ve been coughing up great gobs of yuck and have felt my normally ridiculous energy levels seep away to the point I could barely haul myself from my sweet feather bed this morning.


  17. Melanie

    Get well soon, that sounds like a bad one!

  18. daysgoby

    Dude, didn’t you get sick around this time last year?

    March is just BAD for you!

  19. Chris

    Thank goodness that you are home. The flu would suck worse if you were still away. Feel better soon!

  20. Melisa

    I’ve heard good things about that OSCILLO too. Might be worth a shot…Now if you could just get someone to deliver it to you. With a side of orange juice and chicken soup. Or maybe some ginger ale. Either way.

  21. Busy Mom

    Get better soon!

  22. Anna

    My sympathies. Our daughter recently encountered the giant Qtip diagnostic test. I cannot tell you how pleased we were to find out she had Influenza Type B, when we clearly remember paying for Infleunza Type A vaccine.

    Get well soon.

  23. Cele

    Having once had the flu, I do not envy you. I do wish you God speed to recovery and I hope the next three weeks don’t taste and feel as awful as I remember for you.

  24. birchsprite

    Take care and get better soon!

  25. Elleana

    Man, so sorry about the flu! We just went throught that a few weeks ago here, and it was awful. I hope you feel better soon!

  26. cce

    That damn city and it’s God awful flu. Sorry I said you deserved to get sick for going on a kid-free vacation. No one deserves the flu. I take it back. Now get better!

  27. David

    104? You don’t do anything by halves, do you? *shaking my head* Well, I’m sure you’ve gotten lots of kindly directives to get well, so what’s one more, right? Rest, drink water, and feel better soon, dear girl.

  28. bob


    Get well soon, girl.

  29. Judy

    Aw, Mir. I had the flu (for the first and hopefully last time) a couple of years ago and lost a full week and a half of my life. Thank God, Bob was able to take off from work and stay home with me, otherwise my doctor said he would have put me in the hospital. I hope there’s someone there taking care of you. Get well and know we love you.

  30. LadyBug Crossing

    Oh dear! Feel better soon, k?

  31. Sheila

    Sending you cold washcloth on the forehead vibes…

  32. Aimee

    Oh, sorry! Feel better soon!

  33. Sophie

    I see that you got the flu that we had last week. I guess it only took a week for it to travel from GA to NYC. I hope you feel better soon. You have my full sympathies. And empathies.

  34. Heather

    Get better soon:)

  35. Melanie Marie

    She swabbed your brain??? OW!!!
    I hope you feel better soon!

  36. Liz

    Catching up on your posts — reading about the BlogHer roundup with you and Mom-101 made me feel as if I were there, only not…nuts! — sorry to hear you’re feeling crappy. No more of that, please. Feel better, soon!

  37. Amy

    Feel better soon! Rest well. :)

  38. Rachel Sarah

    We just got over the flu here, too, My Big Girl and me…. Please take care of yourself. Lots of tea and daytime TV.

  39. hillz

    oh dear mir, i hope you feel better soon. the flu is terrible, fortunately you dont tend to get it very often its usually a cold

  40. Kris

    Oh pretty, pretty Mir. If it weren’t for Otto I’d say you have a fighting chance at getting yourself a doctor – what with the open tushie dress and all.

    Feel better, sweetie.

  41. littlepurplecow

    Oh, yuck. Take good care of yourself. I always enjoy a good dose of the Food Network when I’m down and out, and too woosy to type.

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