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Subject:  Re: Achoo! Date:  1/6/2013  6:00 PM
Author:  buffalogal100 Number:  664698 of 876399

Has anyone else had the cold/flu from hell? I've been sick since last Wednesday, and yesterday I wanted to die.

Yes. I started this flu the day after Christmas - the day after I had given my kid a Merry Christmas peck on the mouth. He had been sick, but was getting better so I figured it was safe.

Since that time, I had entered a couple of walk in clinics that were standing room only. Called my primary care doctor for an appointment. He was booked through the week. Thought about an E.R., but that would have been an idiotic move. Finally called my doc's office back and the girl said she'd speak to him. She called back saying he'd authorized a prescription at my pharmacy. DH picked it up, but had to pay full price. We were shocked. He had to call Tricare the next day to let them know we didn't have our old insurance anymore. We got a refund from the pharmacy after they ran the charge through again. Pain, and more pain.

As of now, I'm weak as a newborn kitten, but the fever is gone, the cough is going away and my sinuses are clearing up. This illness, whatever it is, has a tummy component to it, as well. Not fun.

Hope you are back to your normal self soon. Me, too.

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