Christmas, New Year's and Holiday Bugs!

Toronto, Ontario
January 3, 2018 11:28am CST
Well here it is Jan. 3 and I'm finally getting on myLot again. Apart from the usual Christmas visiting I went to see my brother in Cobourg, Ontario to spend a lovely Christmas Eve. However, I thought I had got away with being gifted by the usual Christmastime viruses everyone gets. No- Almost though! This runny-nose, sore-throat cold had the decency to only attack me AFTER Christmas. It begun on December 30th and is still an unwanted Holiday guest--haha! There should be a study on why everyone always gets sick around Christmas. Even with the flu shot this little nasty visitor snuck by. Tsk, tsk. Probably associated with extra stress, bad eating and lack of sleep during the Holidays but oh well- I'm not giving any of that up! Did you make it through so far? Hope you all stay happy and Healthy for 2018! Picture by Pixabay free images.
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@DianneN (62564)
• United States
4 Jan
I came down with that last New Year's Eve. At least it wasn't the flu. Feel better soon and Happy 2018!!!!!
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jan
Don't know why it loves to hit at this time of the year but "tis the Season! ha!
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@DianneN (62564)
• United States
5 Jan
@MarymargII The season may continue for months. Hope you're feeling better. My sis in law has the same thing as you. It started Sunday.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Jan
@DianneN Mine is letting up but still feel stuffy and tired :(
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@andriaperry (35703)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Jan
Nope, I did not get by this year, it gor me for three weeks, well Thursday will be three. I am glad you lived to tell the tell.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jan
Ha! Well- get over it soon and have a Happy New Year! Try taking extra Vitamin C's----it seems to shorten colds anyway!
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@andriaperry (35703)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 Jan
@MarymargII Yes I have been doing that
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Jan
@andriaperry They say it's a bad flu season- but then, they say that every year- ha!
@paigea (21227)
• Canada
3 Jan
So far, I have remained completely healthy! I hope it continues.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jan
Great for you and keep taking Vitamin C to ward it off---ha!
@carebear29 (26994)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
3 Jan
hopefully you get better
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jan
I am feeling better even now- Thanks for that- have a wonderful New Year!
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@carebear29 (26994)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
5 Jan
@MarymargII thats good to hear.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Jan
@carebear29 Thanks- have you escaped it thus far?
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@Corbin5 (84794)
• United States
3 Jan
I heard on the news that authorities have determined this year's flu shot vaccine was "not strong enough." I have never gotten a flu shot, but I have never had the flu either. I do hope your cold is a short-lived one.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jan
None of the people who have responded to this post have gotten a cold or flu this Winter- I must just be one of the few "lucky ones" ha! Keep healthy and Happy New Year to you!
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@Corbin5 (84794)
• United States
5 Jan
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Jan
@Corbin5 Keep healthy!
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@just4him (95612)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jan
I'm sorry you couldn't get away without it hitting you. I hope you feel better soon. I didn't have the flu, but I did have a nasty cold a few weeks back that disappeared just before Christmas, so that was good. I hope you have a Happy New Year as well.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jan
It is getting better now bit by bit! And hopefully I avoid any more in the months to come. Do you take Vitamin C?
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@just4him (95612)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jan
@MarymargII No, but I do have a lot of fruit in the apartment.
• United States
3 Jan
Happy New Year and sorry to hear you didn't escape those nasty germs. So far I managed to stay well and keeping my fingers crossed I don't get anything
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jan
Good for you and hope your healthy streak continues all Winter- ha! You must have a great immune system! I even took extra Vitamin C!
@marlina (64649)
• Canada
3 Jan
So sorry to read about that nasty bug. (love the graphic). I am almost afraid to say that I am okay on this topic. Trying to keep my good luck here.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jan
Oh well keep warm and take your Vitamin C- you will probably escape the "Holiday Bug" ha!
@much2say (36259)
• United States
3 Jan
Argh! I have heard that during winter, people tend to stay indoors a lot . . . so everyone's not getting a lot of fresh air and whatever is indoors circulates indoors - on top of the holiday madness. Thus far we are knocking on wood, but I'll have to worry about what the kids might "bring home" once school starts again next week. Hope the holidays were great for you - and a happy new year too! Get better soon!!
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jan
happy New Year to you too! And yes good luck escaping all the nasties- I figured I got it from my granddaughter as she had a little bit of a cold earlier. I took tons of Vitamin C though and think I got away with just a mild case! :)
@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Jan
I have made it through unscathed and now we r in Florida hope you r better soon
@sueznewz2 (9719)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan
ohh what a pity... Happy and healthy new year wishes to you ... I hope youare soon feeling much better...