THE VIRUS LINGERS ON – Marilyn Armstrong

The Norovirus is what people locally call “stomach flu” isn’t flu. It’s a gastrointestinal virus and I won’t get into the icky details, but trust me, it’s no fun at all. It is also highly contagious. It doesn’t kill anyone, but it can make you wish you had a hole into which you can crawl. Which is what i’m doing.

I only got out of bed because I figured I needed to put my body in a different position, but I’m getting ready to go back to bed.

The thing about this virus is that you become contagious often weeks before you get sick. It is carried by touch so beware of … well … everything. Cooking is a great way to pass it around. Being a virus, there’s no cure for it. There are no drugs that will make it go away.

Stay home. Don’t pass it around if you have a choice. Drink a lot of liquid, eat rice and toast and don’t forget some homemade chicken soup. Have a banana for dessert.

They have started closing entire schools because this races through classrooms and it’s a real bummer having the whole family sick for the holidays.

It ain’t gonna kill you, but it can really ruin your day.



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  1. Healing thoughts and prayers… ❤

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  2. whatever this thing is …i slept for 18 hours straight a couple of weeks back. i’ve been tired a lot since then. i don’t know it the flu shot would have helped?
    no reply necessary. get your rest.

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  3. Yikes! Reading this post and the comments…to everyone who gets this virus, I wish for you to be restored to good health as quickly as possible!

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    • Fortunately, it’s a two or three-day virus — usually. The big problem is not giving it to your partner or other family and getting it right back again. This whole “passing it back and forth” thing is maddening and when it’s just two of you, it’s really hard to NOT pass it along.

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  4. A few people I know have had this already this year, including me. You have my sympathies. Get well soon.

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    • It has been racing around schools and hospitals and of course, their parents and caretakers and teachers … so everyone has it or will soon. And it’s not a virus that makes it less likely you’ll get it again, either.

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  5. Ugh. Rest up, drink your fluids, and don’t try to do too much too soon. The virus I had recently made me sleep for several days, and I had absolutely no appetite, but at least I didn’t have those other nasty symptoms.

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  6. Oh Marilyn, I’m so sorry. You do have to take the time to recover. I hear that this sometimes happens on cruise ships. At least you haven’t spent a small fortune on a holiday and got sick.
    Take care, Leslie xoxo

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  7. There should be an omg button not like cause there’s nothing to like about a friend being sick and especially with the Norovirus because your right, you feel like climbing into a hole! Hope your better soon.

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  8. Oh dear… I only ‘know’ the Noro virus from closed down wards in English hospitals…. What a bummer before Christmas Season even gets in full swing. I just took a selfie, thing I never do (usually) wearing a felt raindeer antlers headpiece – simply because I force myself to get enough into the Advent spirit to do some decoration.
    Can you sleep at least? That is the worst, you feel like s..t and can’t even sleep your illness away! Yes, lots to drink, soups, and – if you can have it – tender loving care… I know it’s asking a lot, but you ARE unwell and deserve it! All the best – rest!

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  9. Every year people come to work so sick they can not function. Who knows what they are bringing to spread around. They don’t get the concept of “sick days.” The company will survive, especially if everyone else doesn’t get sick too. Rest, drink fluid, watch old comedies.

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    • I worked in a couple of places that basically said “Please done come in sick,” but most don’t get it. They are the bosses. If THEY are sick THEY stay home.

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    • Yes, Rich. I think I’ll wear a surgical mask and rubber gloves when next I go to the supermarket.

      It’ll probably be the talk of the town.

      Rich: As I told you — back in the working days — the big suit said — “I don’t care if you have a cold/the flu. That’s an excuse for kids to skip school. I expect you to show up unless you’re DEAD and I have a copy — signed copy — from the medical examiner”. True story from more than one of those damn wankers. (The suits ALWAYS stayed in their corner office. Never chanced getting anyone in the newsroom. I shudda shot some tear gas under their door).

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  10. Take care and have a speedy recovery!

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  11. It’s a horrid virus. The worst thing is getting dehydrated. I truly thought I would die. I could not lay down. I sat in bed with pillow in lap and rocked and moaned.
    Be well soon!!

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