Have you heard? A nasty flu is going around. I caught the bug from my 5-year-old a couple days after Christmas. It’s a doozy. But I lived to tell the tale and you will too. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but you’ll come out on the other side of it stronger, better, and with a renewed zest for life.
I have been afflicted with The Backache Flu for almost a week. It’s different from the Throw-Up Flu, which is also going around. (Bleh. Don’t get that.) You’ll know you have the Backache Flu because of the distinct backache which accompanies it, hence the name. Your back will hurt and you’ll start coughing and wincing in pain as the retching cough compromises said aching back muscles and, possibly, your bladder control. It’s a whole thing. It’s not pretty.
Take heart. It’s not the end of the world. Here’s how to get through it.
(By the way, I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on Babble.)