Flu update

Got an email from my Jazzercise instructor saying that she’s got a sub for Monday’s class, but none for Tuesday, so she’s gonna have to cancel it. She still can’t even sit up for longer than 5 minutes at a time, she feels that bad. She’s looking for a sub for Friday night now too.

I still have a sinus headache and am feeling a bit tired, but nothing like she’s got. Slept 12 hours last night, and am downing Vitamin C like candy. I’ll get some Zinc tomorrow when I got to the store and hope to heaven I  don’t get what she’s got.

Young Love

Wayfaring: Mr. C, you have the flu.

Mr. C, nearly 80, covered in tattoos including LOVE/HATE tats on his fingers, and completely adorable: Well ya know, I don’t do much or go many places. I mostly sit at home and think. And I been thinkin… maybe I got the flu! Looks like I was right!

Wayfaring: Yes sir you were.

Mr. C: Oh! I gotta get somebody to go check on my neighbor. She’s elderly, you see, and she don’t got nobody so I take care of her best I can. I hope to goodness I didn’t give her the flu. She’s such a sweet lady. I don’t want her to end up in the hospital too. You know… (whispers) we kiss sometimes

Wayfaring: Oh watch out Mr. C!


scarletmasacre asked:

Do you have any healing potion recipes? (specifically for fever, cough, sore throat)

Herbs for flu:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Thyme
  • Lemongrass
  • Honey
  • Ginger
  • Mint

Herbs for throat, cough, respiratory problems

  • Eucalyptus
  • Honey
  • Ginger
  • Mallow
  • Olive oils
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Watercress
  • Mint

For fever

  • Orange juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Mint
  • Ginger

Recipe 1

You can mix the herbs you want and drink as tea. Mint + ginger; eucalyptus + honey; thyme + eucalyptus can be good mixtures

Recipe 2
You can choose one of them and just drink as tea. Mint, Ginger, Eucalyptus, Thyme are great for those problems

Recipe 3

  • Get eucalyptus, honey and sugar, add water. Boil them all together. Filter the liquid, store it in a glass jar (if you have ambar bottles, it’s better)
  • Drink 3 or 4 spoons per day

Recipe 4

  • Get salt and mallow, add water. Boil them together.
  • Wash your throat with the liquid. But don’t swallow

Recipe 5

  • Boil water, add essential oil (anyof them: thyme, eucalyptus. ginger)
  • Smell the mixture

Recipe 6
Some people might find it disgusting, but you can mix one spoon of olive oil in some of the teas listed above, then drink it


Please fire me. I had to call in sick to work today (I have bronchitis & Pneumonia), and my supervisor replied that I needed to give them two hours advance notice. I called at 8:30 AM, my shift starts at 9:30 AM, and my supervisor doesn’t arrive until 8:00 AM. I’m sorry, was I supposed to call at 7:30 in the morning to a location where no one will pick up the phone?

The CDC just revealed a big problem with this year’s flu vaccine 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that this year’s vaccine isn’t actually a good match to battle the most common flu strain that’s spreading across the country this season, called the Influenza A (H3N2). 

The agency took a SAMPLING

 of flu cases this season and discovered that “just under half were a good match for the current Influenza A (H3N2) component” contained in this fall’s batch of flu shots, Reuters reveals. That means that the flu strain has mutated, rendering the shots less effective.


Beware The Flu, 1918!

The image at the very top was created by one of the nation’s most famous cartoonists at that time, Clifford T. Berryman. By educating people on how influenza could spread, public health officials hoped to help people avoid it. The 1918 Spanish flu was an influenza pandemic. It was an unusually severe and deadly disease that spread across the world. Most victims were healthy young adults, in contrast to most influenza outbreaks, which predominantly affect juvenile, elderly, or weakened patients. The pandemic lasted from June 1918 to December 1920. Between 50 and 100 million died, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

See more photos of the Spanish Influenza

The close quarters and massive troop movements of World War I hastened the pandemic and probably both increased transmission and augmented mutations. The war may also have increased the lethality of the virus. Some speculate the soldiers’ immune systems were weakened by malnutrition as well as the stresses of combat, increasing their susceptibility.

A large factor in the worldwide occurrence of this flu was increased travel. Modern transportation systems made it easier for soldiers, sailors, and civilian travelers to spread the disease.

In the United States, the disease was first observed in Haskell County, Kansas, in January 1918, prompting local doctor Loring Miner to warn the U.S. Public Health Service’s academic journal. On March 4th, 1918 at at Fort Riley, Kansas, company cook Albert Gitchell reported sick. By noon on March 11th, over 100 soldiers were in the hospital. Within days, 522 men at the camp had reported sick. Failure to take preventative measures in March/April was later criticized.

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