I am sitting here on a recliner chair with my feet up trying so hard not to move suddenly and cause an outburst of coughing.
I am sweating profusely and have the shivers, I seem to be too hot and too cold all at the same time. My breathing is very shallow as, if I take a deep breath my throat reacts and I end up coughing.
Coughing is so sore, it feels as if someone has used sandpaper on my throat. There is no phlegm, there is just a white hot pain going down into my chest.
Every time I turn my head it has to be considered and smooth. No sudden moves as this could cause a reaction from a bit of a tickle in my throat to being doubled up coughing. It reminds me of those old ideas of finishing school, walking with a book on your head to make sure every move was thought of and deliberate.
I have taken cold and flu capsules throughout the day as well as a linctus. This has given me some relief thankfully. I am able to tell when they are wearing off as I need to get the tissues out again and start blowing my nose every 5 minutes.
Muscles aching, sinuses sore and swollen, hot drinks by the gallon and a dodgy thermostat. I will be so glad when this flu has finished with me.