My husband and I are sick. We were sick before Christmas.

@writersedge (22577)
United States
December 26, 2009 9:25am CST
My worst day was the day before Christmas when I needed to get done and I had to say to heck with it and go to bed. Made Christmas day hectic. Phil's worst day is today. I thought it might be. He was fading fast by the end of the day. Have you ever been sick for the holidays? Not much fun is it? We were lucky, we really rallied for most of yesterday, but now he's really ill. Hope we start the New Year healthier. Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I am so sorry you are both sick. There is some kind of virus running around our part of the country. Typical winter illness with a horrific cough. We went to our friend's house yesterday for dinner. When we walked in, our friend said she was sick and so was her husband. My husband and I were about ready to walk right back out the door but it was too late since we were already there, the food was cooked and we were about to eat. My first thought was the hostess should have cancelled the dinner. Everyone there would have understood. No point in making about 30 other people sick. Hope you both feel better soon, carolbee
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
26 Dec 09
My brother and his girlfriend put a lot of work into Christmas, since there were only going to be 5 of us and it came upon us so quickly, I didn't think they would be very happy if we canceled. For all I know, we may have gotten it from them and they may be immuned. I hope so anyway.
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@GardenGerty (115705)
• United States
26 Dec 09
It is truly a possibility that they had it first, but I think in carolbee's case the hostess should have cancelled.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
26 Dec 09
All the guests would have understood the situation. There was also an 8 month old baby there so hope she has a good immune system. We weren't angry but think a better choice would have been to not have the dinner. We have been friends with this couple for many years so they know us well enough to change plans. Oh well, it's over and hopefully we won't get sick.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Dec 09
So sorry to hear that you are both sick. I have been sick a few times for Christmas. It really does put a damper on things. Just have to remember that your health is more important that trying to make everyone else happy with all the festivities. Hope you both feel better real soon.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Thanks, I'm doing better, but my husband is not. I'm not sure why he is sooo run down. I think it's the stress of learning that he will be laid off in February and all the winter bills like increased fuel, electric (we only have about 8 hours of sunshine right now, and on dark overcast days, not even that).
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I have been sick on holidays in the past, this year I've been healthy, but I really don't need to be sick - too many people rely on me
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I used to be sick holidays during college. I could be sick only when I wasn't in school. So it's been years since I was sick on the holidays.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
27 Dec 09
since last year when the roomie came home from the "cube farm" we've been pretty lucky, not being around sick people that catch it from their kids has made it so we've been pretty healthy lately. by limiting the number of people we contact we're also limiting the number of viruses we come in contact with...
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Yeah, substitute teaching doesn't limit viruses, bacteria, or germs at all. Oh well
• United States
26 Dec 09
Hi, Edge! I hope you both get better soon, so you can celebrate like crazy on New Year's Eve! This year, I think I'll be celebrating the end of 2009 as much as or more than the new start presented by a new year! Be well, and have a truly wonderful New Year!
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Let's wish for the most fantastic of years for 2010! I'm doing better, my hubbie isn't, but I think maybe just one more day of rest and he'll be OK.
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• United States
27 Dec 09
So glad to hear you're getting better! Happy New Year!
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
29 Dec 09
Happy New Year to you, too!
@maximax8 (30119)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 09
Hello my friend Writers Edge. It was a shame that you and your husband, Phil, were ill just before Christmas.It must have been terrible and worrying you that you wouldn't have everything ready for Christmas Day. I had a throat infection that made me feel unwell the week before Christmas. I am so pleased that I had completed all my Christmas shopping before the start of December. I hope that you have really good health in 2010. Good luck.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
29 Dec 09
Thank you, I hope you do, too. May you stay able to travel and have many wonderful adventures.
@Tallygirl09 (1385)
• United States
27 Dec 09
YES, I was this year, just like you. It's a bad flu season. Feeling abit better today and hope you are too! Whatever doesn't kill ya makes you stronger...at least I think that's how it goes...Best Wishes for a Very Healthy Happy New Year!
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Yes, definitely a bad flu season. Glad you're feeling better. Hope my husband is better today. A Very Healthy Happy New Year to you, too.
@DOLLYBABY (2534)
• United States
27 Dec 09
a lot of times i do get sick on Christmas day,birthdays etc,yesterday i wasn't feeling good,i was feeling sick also but i manage to get online and participate in discussion and surf the web,but i really hope you have a safe and healthy new year.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I think for some of us, all the changes make us feel run down. But the special days are fun and needed. Maybe we can learn to build up resistances for a safe and healthy new year. Hope you have a wonderful new year, too.
27 Dec 09
I have also been sick this year for Christmas. I was lucky that I did not have to do a lot of cooking or entertaining. Still didn't make the day or weekend much fun! I hope to start the New year healthier and happier too.
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@saphire539 (1641)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Hope you and your husband get better soon I hate being sick durring the Holidays it really makes things hard.I was sick at Thanksgiving a few years back and it was awfull
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Yeah, it is awful, all right. At the rate he's going, he's going to be sick from Christmas to New Years. I'm rallying today and I hope it stays.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
26 Dec 09
we have friends that had a houseful of company and had the flu on Christmas day. i guess there Christmas that year was quite memorable but not in a good way. hope your hubby feels better soonest!
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Yeah, I bet that was rough, it was hard for us, but we were the company so not quite as bad for us. I hope he feels better soon, too. So far, he keeps getting worse.
@celticeagle (123508)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Dec 09
I haven't been sick so much on the holidays as just on the week-ends. I was just lucky I guess. When I worked alot of the time it seems as if I worked around alot of sick people. People who thought they were being true to the job and not missing any work. Me too! Then on the days I had off I would get sick!
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Reminds me of college. I used to be sick whenever I wasn't doing something for college. I started planning stuff for the weekends and holidays to try to stop the cycle. Worked some of the time. Take care and I hope we all get and stay healthy.
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@celticeagle (123508)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Dec 09
Yep. Alittle FYI-- L-Lysine, which is one of the amino acids, helps strengthen your immune system. Might be of help to you. I was told to take 5 per day for the first week and then go to whatever the instructions say. Hope it helps.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
29 Dec 09
It's 4 degrees out and the wind is awful! Won't be going out to try that right away, but next time I'm sick and that should be soon enough with all the subbing I'm doing, will consider many ways to strenghten immune system. Now if I just had some dang-blasted $!
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@GardenGerty (115705)
• United States
26 Dec 09
All my younger life I seemed to get sick Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years. I figured out, after I left home, that it was usually food poisoning, cause it quit happening when I got married and took care of all my own food and stuff. Still, I have had family members get really sick for those holidays and I always figured it was because people from out of town shared all their new germs with us, and we had no immunity, cause they were not local. I hope you both get back on your feet swiftly and are none the worse for wear because of being ill.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
No new people from out of town. We hang out with my brother, his girlfriend and my other brother all the time. We were sick before we went. We ate the food first while it was hot, presents came later. I think when we feel we don't HAVE to be well, we get sick. Neither of us could work right now if we wanted to. No schools open for me, herb company isn't open, cleaning person doesn't need me. Phil's workplace is shut down until Jan 4th. No one at school was sick before this vacation (after Thanksgiving the school had H1N1), so I asked my husband. He's pretty sure he got this from someone at his job. People who were about to be laid off couldn't call in sick, so 2 or 3 worked sick and with him. I would like to look into what you PMed me about on Monday. I'm feeling better, but my husband isn't. I think it's the stress of finding out that he will probably loose his job in February. He's former military. He worked 20 years for the Air Force and then after that, continuously for years. So being laid off will be a very different experience for him and I think it's bothering him, the underlying, "and how do we pay our bills?" I think that's why he is staying sick. Thanks for responding and take care.
• United States
27 Dec 09
It is amazing how fast those little germs can spread. I got sick one Thanksgiving after a long flight with a guy coughing his head off across from me...so I blamed him for it...Wonder how many others on that flight got sick. It was abit sad because he just kept apologizing and trying not to cough...If I am that sick, no way I'm getting on an airplane...Sad that so many people don't stay home when they first get sick to avoid spreading it but in these hard times ...
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Yes, in these hard times, people feel they can't be out. Esp. if they are hourly employees without sick time, vacation time, etc.