Cannot believe this - The WORST thing to possibly happen!

Hi lads!

As some of you know I've got to attend the informal presentation tomorrow!

Well last night before settling in for bed I felt a bit throaty!

So I got an extra quilt and lay it over me to sweat out this fever!

I've woke up this morning and I've never had flu this bad! This is the first time I've ever vomited from it! My head is spinning, my hands are shaking like a leaf and I feel like a shoddily-cooked fish-finger... boiling on the outside, frozen on the inside!

I'm thinking to just push through it all and go over to get my haircut and clothes/shoes and attend tomorrow! The other side of me is thinking that by tomorrow I'll probably not be able to walk! I can barely stand now and believe me lads, this is no exaggeration - I really think God has something against me!

The guinea pig in the room is definitely going! I had another chest infection about 1 1/2 months ago! To have another one in this close proximity since the last one definitely points to the little bugger giving me the flu!

What to do lads? I don't wanna turn up and look like a complete pillock, shaking, barely able to stand, etc. But I don't wanna phone up and say I'm not coming because I'm ill! I'll sound like a right lazy, unenthusiastic peasant!

Please help!!!
 
Re: Cannot believe this - The WORST thing to possibly happen

you can get some very strong cold and flu medicine from the chemist. It will not cure you but you will at least be able to get through the presentation.
 
Re: Cannot believe this - The WORST thing to possibly happen

Sauna, several gallons of water and a couple of hours...................
Good luck :)
 

Stripey_G

War Hero
Re: Cannot believe this - The WORST thing to possibly happen

I would try and turn up at least...know you feel like death, but they will then make the decision for you (understand/postpone etc:)
It's an informal presentation and you may be feeling better in the next 24 hours.
 
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Stripey_G said:
I would try and turn up at least...know you feel like death, but they will then make the decision for you (understand/postpone etc:)
It's an informal presentation and you may be feeling better in the next 24 hours.
I've decided to go anyway lads! My mother's just phoned up for a prescription for anti-biotics! I hate taking them and never usually do! But this is urgent!

I'm gonna get some rest now before going over to get my hair cut and shoes, etc!

After all, I can't let a little flu stand in my quest can I?

I'm sure if there was a massive Naval battle I wouldn't be telling the Admiral I can't do my job because I've got the flu! FIGHT THROUGH IT!!!!! That's what the British Armed forces are all about and why we're the best!!! :twisted:

Also, perhaps they may look on it positively that I turned up feeling like death and made the presentation no matter what!
 

ET(WE)Sutton

Lantern Swinger
Re: Cannot believe this - The WORST thing to possibly happen

best thing to do is launch paracemtomol, iburfen, night nurse(day and Night) and drink about 8 pints of water today and just put through it take some non drowsey stuff tomorra before ya go.

it wont take that long the presentation. but you need to be a little bit on the ball like.

to take in wats being said


(talk laterz.)
 
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creddly said:
Stripey_G said:
I would try and turn up at least...know you feel like death, but they will then make the decision for you (understand/postpone etc:)
It's an informal presentation and you may be feeling better in the next 24 hours.
I've decided to go anyway lads! My mother's just phoned up for a prescription for anti-biotics! I hate taking them and never usually do! But this is urgent!

I'm gonna get some rest now before going over to get my hair cut and shoes, etc!

After all, I can't let a little flu stand in my quest can I?

I'm sure if there was a massive Naval battle I wouldn't be telling the Admiral I can't do my job because I've got the flu! FIGHT THROUGH IT!!!!! That's what the British Armed forces are all about and why we're the best!!! :twisted:

Also, perhaps they may look on it positively that I turned up feeling like death and made the presentation no matter what!
Anti-biotics might help but to mask the symptoms, get some cold and flue remedy. Get it today and you will feel better tomorrow. Rest and sleep today, keeping up your fluid intake up.

Do it now, or I will think you have man flu.
 

Stripey_G

War Hero
Re: Cannot believe this - The WORST thing to possibly happen

God, if he's got MAN flu then he IS ill!!!!! 8O
 
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LOL, I don't know how to differentiate Man-Flu from regular Flu, but all I know is my head is banging, my throat is in agony, I could sleep about 200 hours, my stomach is aching, I feel sick - I'm gonna pull through though!

My mum's getting the ant-biotics for me and some Lem-sips! I've just walked the dog to get my dose of fresh-air. Will get more later when I go to buy my shoes, hair cut, etc!

And I'm also going to down loads of water!

I'll be okay!

Pooley mate! I'll speak to you later on msn! :D
 
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If you can stand up, walk, type on a computer it is man flu.

Real flu is where you cannot lift your head off the pillow.
 
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rosinacarley said:
If you can stand up, walk, type on a computer it is man flu.

Real flu is where you cannot lift your head off the pillow.
lol Point taken!

But it's still very unpleasant all the same!
 

mikh

MIA
Re: Cannot believe this - The WORST thing to possibly happen

Know how you feel, had a bout of it last month - it is is Flu or any other vira infection - anti-biotics are a waste of time as they do not work on viruses. ANyway hope to get everything sorted for the presentation Good Luck
 

mikh

MIA
Re: Cannot believe this - The WORST thing to possibly happen

rosinacarley said:
If you can stand up, walk, type on a computer it is man flu.

Real flu is where you cannot lift your head off the pillow.
Had both, but believe me Man Flu is bad it just hit you differently
 

nutty_bag

War Hero
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ET(WE)Pooley said:
best thing to do is launch paracemtomol, iburfen, night nurse(day and Night) and drink about 8 pints of water today and just put through it take some non drowsey stuff tomorra before ya go.

it wont take that long the presentation. but you need to be a little bit on the ball like.

to take in wats being said


(talk laterz.)
I agree with this. Get loads of water down your neck as well as the prescribed anti-biotics as soon as possible so that they take effect.

Good luck
 
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It's a good thing the old Infectious Diseases Act is not still in force - the one that said that returning library books after you'd had an infectious disease was a criminal offence, etc. Under that you would qualify for the cat with nine tails rather than a mere guinea pig with no tail.

I'm sure everyone present at the informal talk is going to be really pleased that you'll be passing on your highly infectious condition to them. Have you thought of ringing them up today for advice first?
 
Re: Cannot believe this - The WORST thing to possibly happen

Always - quick question - is gay man flu worse than regular man flu?!!

Or is it proper flu like us ladies get?!
 

drwibble

Badgeman
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creddly said:
The guinea pig in the room is definitely going! I had another chest infection about 1 1/2 months ago! To have another one in this close proximity since the last one definitely points to the little bugger giving me the flu!
It's not the guinea pig's fault. You have a virus - loads of people at work have bad colds or the flu at the mo.

As to what to do - take paracetamol regularly (1g every 6 hours)and drink plenty of water.

If you still feel like shit tomorrow then don't go - you will not be thanked for sharing your germs with all and sundry so close to Christmas. If you decide not to go, then make a courtesy phone call to let them know. It will be pretty obvious to the person on the other end of the phone if you sound like death warmed up.
 
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Try this for a cure. Pour one large glass of whisky, knock it straight back, pour another one and take large sips, after about five or six of these, you should be in a state to take on the world, in an emergency Rum will do (Tho personally I`ve never touched the stuff since 31 July 1970) Best of luck.
 
Re: Cannot believe this - The WORST thing to possibly happen

LOL Well so far I've taken 1 anti-biotic pill and had a Lem-Sip and I'm feeling a million times better!

I'll be back to normal for the presentation! No problem!
 
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