Last Friday night, my chest started burning insanely. I spent the day taking different allergy medicines and trying to convince myself I was just having horrible allergies. As the weekend crept in, I was generally weak and lacked energy. I was burning up and I had a fever over 102° for a couple days. When my fever broke and I was sweating profusely, (due to a Motrin “overdose” – see picture below) I knew I need to hit the hospital.
I went in and said I had been running a fever for days and that I thought I had the flu. They ran some tests and I found out I was positive… FOR BIRD FLU!
Most human contractions of the avian flu are a result of either handling dead infected birds or from contact with infected fluids. Although it is easy for humans to become infected from birds, it’s much more difficult to do so from human to human without close and lasting contact.
I hadn’t touched any birds so I am not really sure where I caught it.
I am still coughing horribly and have only gotten one single night of rest. The cough that comes along with this variation of the flu is simply devastatingly annoying. Even though I am not sure how I got sick, I do know that you NEVER want to catch that ish. It is horrible!