Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Penny with the FLU

I have the FLU!!!
I'm dying ...dead...dying...
On Saturday, I started with a headache and then I went to a fever of 102.8 and a cough that made my stomach hurt like I was doing a crazy amount of crunches.

The pic above is from the Flu Epidemic of 1918. In his 2004 book, The Great Influenza, author John Barry reports that an intensely virulent strain of Influenza A killed more people in 24 weeks than AIDS has killed in 24 years, more in a year than the Black Death in a century. Most deaths were sudden and severe—fever, joint pain and piercing headaches afflicted victims who often died in just days.

Also, I looked up online to see what the Flu virus actually looked like--it was a little scary - like a tiny ANGRY planet!

...goodbye cruel world! Goodbye!

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