General

Brinda's head felt as if someone had shaken it until her brain was thoroughly bruised. Shooting pains stabbed chaotically through her muscles and there was a ringing in her ears. Gingerly, she reached over for the ice-water her mother had left for her, but recoiled at it's coldness. She licked at her parched and cracked lips feeling the thickness of her saliva. Her stomach had settled, but likely that was because she hadn't eaten a bite in over thirty hours, not since the vomiting. She suddenly felt cold again and pulled the blankets in closer about her neck. She shivered in the heat. By now she knew full well it was flu, influenza, but was it the new strain that had the world in a panic or a more common variety?

By ravinder, October 30, 2014.
General

Influenza, headaches, everything aches, head pounds, stomach churns, hot, cold, fever burns, hate cold things, drinking Gator-aid, need quiet, need peace, cranky, projectile chunky vomit, diarrhoea, paracetamol, tylenol, thermometer, curl up in front of a movie, puke in a bucket, cough, sneeze, stay at home, contagious, feeling wimpy.

By loki, November 25, 2011.