I asked the Pharmacist today about my Husbands symptoms and how to make him more comfortable and he pretty much confirmed that the screaming headache, sore throat, cough and fever are flu and that he should start feeling better by the end of the weekend.  I didn't tell Ed that last part, I just told him to make sure he gets plenty of fluids and eat the chicken soup we had the for thought to make while the power was out.  Bummer.  Have I had my flu shot?  In a word: no. So, in summary, get your flu shot it is not a fun way to spend the holidays.

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