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Mark Atwood
Con flu
It was really to be expected.

Air travel, spending several hours in an aluminum can breathing shared air with a few hundred strangers. Conference, spending five days in the company of 2000 strangers from around the world, most of whom also just suffered from air travel.

Last night I started having a painful dry raspy cough. No fun.

We will see how many days I'm going to be sick.
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ckn From: ckn Date: April 19th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mark, if you do not already, the one thing that kept me SUPER healthy while I was doing that 90% travel gig with F5 was to invest in a nettipot, and the disposable saline sinus moisturizing spray bottles that are like $2 at the drug store.

The saline killed the bugs, the water kept drainage channels clear, and moist.

I suspect you do this already, but if you don't, take it from the guy who is still spending 2006's Frequent Flier Miles and give it a try for the next couple of weeks.

good luck and get well.
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: April 22nd, 2008 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Con/travel ick.

I was going to suggest something similar. Mark you already know that I just use an empty spray bottle and mix my own warm saline. *I puncture a slightly larger hole in the spout. This gives a decent flow, but it is not quite so disutrbing a sensation as the netipot, with the same marvelous results.

Feel better...

I could bring you some homemade chicken broth I have in my freezer, but then you'd have to sip it outside...
ckn From: ckn Date: April 22nd, 2008 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Con/travel ick.

hey thats a great idea! I'd never thought to reuse them, but saline does kill most stuff.

*face palm* ;)

intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: April 22nd, 2008 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Con/travel ick.

Well it's definitely more transportable. I actually don't use the store saline. I empty the bottle and refill it with sea salt and warm water. I empty it out each time.
awfief From: awfief Date: April 20th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Airborne usually helps me, though I wasn't very diligent in taking it, which was probably my downfall.

And my apologies -- my snuggles with you probably didn't help. I'm still not sure if I'm "run-down" or "actually sick", since my body manifests "run-down" as similar to a 1 or 2-day head cold.
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