31 December 2006

Is Canberra in the grip of a plague ?

| Danman
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Just thought I would post this up to see everyones opinion.

On X-mas eve – I had a sore throat – and I fought it off and felt fine the next day.
This happened a few nights in a row.

On boxing day and the day after I was running myself ragged in Sydney and came home on Wednesday.

Thursday I got the beginnings of a pretty bad chest infection – and only just today the symptoms are clearing and im hacking up a lot of junk.

This was quite unusual for me – as I rarely get sick – but on speaking to others – it seems that Canberra is in the midst of a chest infection epidemic.

I was quite happy to be recovering – but then this morning I woke up with my eyes glued shut (conjunctivitus).
So pretty much for the whole festive period – I have been feeling a bit off colour.

Apparently this happens on holidays a lot because people are so highly strung @ work that once getting time off – the body relaxes and becomes suceptible to infection.

Whats everyone elses experiences thusfar ?

Hope I am 100% by my annual leave time in 2 weeks.

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theres been nasty bugs flying around canberra for months… I am not someone who gets sick all that often but it seems of late I shake one thing and get another!… GRRRR!!!

I had that Jindalee plague for what seemed like forever, my Gran was a bit crook around Xmas.
Two of my mates didn’t make it out last night as they were ill.

Wonder why thumper – maybe thats a virus you got 🙂

i had a pretty bad cold like two weeks before christmas (i looked so sick at my school formal, great fun..NOT!) and its slowly creeping back..bah humbug..

It ran through my family 3 weeks before Christmas.

Youngest got conjunctivitis too boot.

God I hate that. Crusty eyes are just sooo bad to clean on a 3yo!

girlfriend and I are both just coming down with what we presume/hope is a cold.

Yep, we’ve had the conjunctivitus/nasal congestion/head cold bug go around our family as well over the last 10 days. Not particularly nasty but very difficult to shake.

barking toad8:06 pm 31 Dec 06

peeling shallots should be ya partner’s job thumping one!

but well done for getting hammered early

happy new year

I had a three week sore throat a few weeks ago – it was nasty.

barking toad7:25 pm 31 Dec 06

Drink more alcohol

As Homer says, “Hmmm, beer, the solution to, and cause of, all life’s problems.”

There does seem to have been something going around. Every kid in a Canberra childcare centre has had it. Look out for gastro too.

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