Do you have a sore throat, runny nose, fever, body aches, a cough that sounds like it comes from your toes, and feel generally like a big steaming pile of........
Guess what, you most likely have the flu and it bites. However unless you are old, very young, or have another chronic health condition and need to be admitted to a hospital there is very little that can be done.
Why the rant? Over the past 3 shifts in the ER we have seen so many people with the flu I have lost count. These folks on average have waited 2 hours to get back to a room only to be told that we can try to treat their symptoms but there is no cure. I have be called every name in the book, I have been told where to go and how to get there, and I have been told just how stupid these folks think I am. Meanwhile, as they sat in the waiting room coughing and blowing their noses they have infected numerous other people who will be back in a couple of days with the complaint of "flu-like symptoms"
OK rant over I feel better.
Now drink your juice and go clean your room. Oh yeah, call your Mom she misses you.