Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Oh Dear!

E has just phoned from London. She is unwell and though she reckons it it just a cold, she's been looking up swine flu symptoms on NHS Direct, so she must be worried. I hope she is right and that it is just a cold, but as she is due back here tomorrow night, I'm turning the spare room into an isolation ward, just in case.

And ordering a bell for her to wear round her neck.

11 comments:

Karman said...

It was quite touching until the final comment!

Bailey said...

Do wish her well from us.

Tandleman said...

I think it's a false alarm folks. She now describes herself as "just a bit snotty".... next bulletin tomorrow. Thanks for the good wishes Bailey. I will pass them on.

RedNev said...

I hope she feels better soon.

Tandleman said...

Cheers RedNev. I've woken up with a sore throat too. Damn.

Tandleman said...

I'm feeling worse now. Two ibuprofen and a couple of hours kip for me I reckon, even if it is sunny. Hoist by my own petard. Should have ordered two bells.

Wurst/Whorst- Brewing Arts Instructor, CEO APRK said...

Christ, sort yourself out. Teeth issues, now you're feeling rough??
My recommendation, pound fluids(water) and bathe in Epsom Salts twice daily.

Tandleman said...

Wurst - I'll take your water advice. Not sure about Epsom Salts though.

Wurst/Whorst- Brewing Arts Instructor, CEO APRK said...

You caught me right in the middle of a 90 minute mash!

Epsom Salt is Magnesium Sulfate. It will draw the shit out of you.

The body's magnesium level increases when soaking with magnesium sulfate, which is necessary for serotonin, a mood-regulating neurotransmitter that may increase feelings of relaxation and well-being.

Pour a pint and get into the bath!

Tyson said...

She has infected you with only a phone call. Forget Typhoid Mary, Typhoid E will be her moniker henceforth!

Lock yourself in the spare room and await the arrival of the emergency services.

BarryM (Adeptus) said...

I had Schweinegrippe and it didn't even reach man-cold levels. Just a cough and some snot. Still, had to stay home for a week (apart from an 11 hour drinking session in Dortmund) so those with lesser constitutions wouldn't be infected. :oP

Basically, you might just have a sore throat and cough, but it could actually be H1N1 :)