It wasn't that bad.
You hear that?
H1N1 IS NOT THAT BAD.
I've been sicker, for longer periods of time, with exceptionally less-talked-about illnesses.
Food poisoning at grade 5 camp? Way worse than this.
The flu I caught when I was 9? Way worse... Normal seasonal strain, fever of +105F.
This one differs from the rest in that there's more chest involvement. Like a bad chest cold with a side of flu.
I would advise (not medical advice, just personal experience advice) normal/healthy people to just suck it up and go without the flu shot. Unless you are in the high risk group, or are in contact with high risk people, or have pre-existing breathing issues (asthma/bronchitis etc.), I would say H1N1 is a lot less bad than the media would have you believe.
I Survived H1N1 2009!
For anyone out there keeping track, I caught it from my 10 month old nephew. He was the last little kid I visited that weekend, so I didn't pass it on to the other 2 kids, YAY ME! My nephew was just really snotty (like running out both nostrils faster than you could wipe it off) and he seems to be on the mend now. He had a fever and a cough, and the fever's down. His mom is pregnant (due in January) and she doesn't seem to be getting sick, so that's a good thing. She is in 2 high risk groups. She's pregnant, and she has chronic bronchitis, so think healthy thoughts in her direction!
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