…the infamous Convention Crud. I think the fires and the smoky drive set us up for it. It’s respiratory, and I’m chilled, dizzy and feel like heck, but improving. I laid out this morning and just rested. Now I’m feeling a little better…but Jane’s started coughing.
We were worried when we read that our good friend Mike Moe, who was also at Fencon, had come down with something a few days ago. We had a longer incubation, but this is not (cough*cough) pleasant. Been a while since I’ve caught anything at a con. MAY-be we should’ve gotten our flu shots before we went. I think we will certainly get them after we get over this stuff, in the theory that we may not have met the real flu yet. This responds to Dayquil/Nyquil and Mucinex—Theraflu, not so much: tried that first.
Chicken soup helped: the quick way to semi-homemade: fill saucepan with Swanson’s No MSG Chicken Broth, add Foster Farms Honey-roasted Chicken Strips (frozen); two heaping tablespoons of cooked rice (I tend to cook up a lot at once, then re-heat servings over the next several days, with various toppings;) or bean-thread (Vietnamese); or raw spinach leaves; or pre-cooked pasta; or raw green peas; add black pepper, add celery salt (except with the Bean-thread, use the Vietnamese sweet chili sauce instead, when serving); bring to boil. Serve. It will save you from the plague.
Jane did the chicken and rice number and I immediately felt better.