Just got back from the doctor, and it looks like I scored a twofer: strep throat and bronchitis. Taking a z-pack and some decongestant stuff, as well as the usual (aspirin, tussin, fluids, etc.)
On the up side, my flu symptoms are subsiding- less achy, less joint pain, and now the pain is more localized- head chest, and, specifically, the throat. I stopped by Kroger and picked up some Vicks Vapo-rub (love that company) and a Vicks Vapo-steam, and I have turned my bedroom into a sort of eucalyptus/menthol steam bath. I have also decided I just, in general, like menthol. It kicks major ass.
Also, I got a little nostalgic at the doctor’s office when the nurse rammed a thing in my ear to take my temperature in one second. Gone are the days of mercury thermometers, it seems, and I had a flash back (maybe it was the fever) to when I was a kid and sick, with my mother taking my temperature and giving me those yummy chewable aspirin. Kids today will never experience that, and that made me briefly sad. Then my mother informed me that all the broken thermometers meant poisonous mercury in landfills, and I got over it right quick.
BTW, Diet Sprite Zero and Fresca rule.