Wednesday, September 19, 2007
In Praise of the 24-Hour Flu
The 24-hour flu is currently ravaging the TEH household. We’ve almost all had it this week. And as disruptive as it is, I must say it’s probably the most benign of the common temporary affliction family. I think colds generally get that designation, but even mild colds last 3-4 days and the bad ones ten or more days. The 24-hour bug, while nasty at its peak, hits like a ton of bricks, but moves on just as quickly. Yesterday at this time I was dying; now I’m 90% back. Amazing. I’ve decided that given its short duration, I’d rather have the 24-hour flu than be dogged by a cold for a week. But that’s just me.