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Having Corona Virus symptoms ..... not quite

sospan
sospan
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So for the last few days I have been feeling really unwell, high temperature, tired, loss of appetite and constant dashes to the toilet.

Yep, this is it, i have Corona Virus ! time to prepare. Started keeping myself more hydrated and eating even more nutritious food.

This morning ventured into the fridge for some natural yogurt for breakfast and just happened to notice the container for coleslaw next to it and the date !

My dearest dyslexic wife whom also has PCS, had been making me sandwiches of cheese and coleslaw for the last week with let us say not the freshest of coleslaw.

When I showed her the date, it took several explanations of "today's date is ?" and the "date on the lid is ?" and that means ...... before she realised what she had been doing.

Still this July means 36 years married, i always have to remind her that "in sickness and health" shouldn't be seen as a test of my endurance.

I just add it to the list of her previous poisonings, electrocutions, burns and being knocked of my motorcycle when she was driving the car ........... that's the trouble I could never take a hint

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Coleslawitis - the latest health crisis!😷😱

I do hope you are fully recovered as soon as possible. πŸ˜€πŸŒΈ

sospan
sospan
in reply to Marnie22

Yes thanks, coleslaw has been disposed of but didn't have any PPE kit :-(

Marnie22
Marnie22
in reply to sospan

You want to watch out for that - the health risks of dodgy mayonnaise are legendary!! πŸ˜‚πŸŒΈ

sospan
sospan
in reply to Marnie22

Unbeliveably my wife used to be a nurse, I am sure she was the inspiration for those "Carry on" films. She fell once on the ward and had to be checked out by a doctor, We still have a photocopy of the accident record which reads "Staff member slipped on lump of hospital porridge"

Yes got to watch out for those potential hazards in the home and workplace.

Marnie22
Marnie22
in reply to sospan

That has to be the only example of a porridge-related health and safety issue I have ever come across! Good job hospital porridge is usually lumpy (extra friction!) or goodness knows how much worse it could have been!!! 😁😁😁🌸

You scared the wits out of me..... πŸ˜²β€¦.'til I read on...

So it's only a Coleslaw bug ! All the same, food poisoning can be pretty rough, but the 'Test of endurance' was pretty funny. Glad you're ok m'love. x

sospan
sospan
in reply to cat3

Yes, nearly there now.

I actually came back to work after our Honeymoon with a bandage from my wrist to my elbow ! You may recall that fashion in the 80's where ladies used to curl up the end of their hair ? I was reading a magazine and she was curling her hair and put the curling tongs down on the armrest of my chair. Of course I am engrossed in the read and didn't notice until I went to rest my bare arm down to turn the page. ...... 2 nd degree burn 10 inches long.

I looked like I had been branded and boy did I get some comments when I returned to work.

cat3
cat3
in reply to sospan

O-w-w...😲

Hope coleslawgate is soon just a distant memory. x

sospan
sospan
in reply to cat3

Yep,

Being married isn't so much as journey together it is more than like a safari with disaster and danger at every turn with frequent stops for laughter

cat3
cat3
in reply to sospan

Tell me about it ! Mine lasted 11 years and my ex & I remained great friends after separating. Sadly he had a SAH six months after mine, but didn't survive.

I really miss the banter and the laughs...β€¦πŸ˜ x

Some day I'm going to write a book called 10 Life Lessons I Learned from my Cat (it's going to be a very short book ) and one of the lessons will be: Use by dates are there for a reason. 6 days later it's possibly fine. 6 months later, probably not so much.

😁

I hope you feel better soon.

We did actually find some things in the fridge with last years dates on them ,....

Whilst we can laugh about it now, one of the issues that is often overlooked is the issues around following instructions and checking dates especially when you are functioning on auto pilot :-)

When our daughter's Goldfish died it was replaced by a fish which did the trick .

I put the fish in a air tight container in the freezer, home made cryogenics, 10 years later my daughter said "What's this?"

The plan had been to give it a dignified burial when she was a bit older, not 13.

sospan
sospan
in reply to sealiphone

Oops, shows what can lurk at the bottom of freezers

Glad you are better now. I didn't know food poisioning could give a temperature.

Thanks, prefer to have food poisoning rather than a dose of Corona Virus. It didn't help that I was having the same sandwich each lunchtime for 5 days ...

Dear sospan,

You have made me Laugh, this afternoon- thank you😊. Not Food 'Poisoning' exactly but... Some years back, after I got out of Hospital, I lived with my Mother for a few years. One Fateful Day we ended up Defrosting, and subsequently cooking, a 'Wonderful' mixture of Chili Con Carnie and, wait for this.... CURRY😬πŸ₯΄πŸ˜πŸ€’. Needless, to say, NOT the best combination...…!

Actually it was 'So Bad' that we 'laughed' our way, through itπŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ, there wasn't much other choice anyway!

Not one to remember really but, it seemed, relevant somehow πŸ˜„. I hope that You, feel better soon sospan.

AndrewT

sospan
sospan
in reply to AndrewT

No problem. I thought it would alleviate the dire Corona Virus continuous news.

The chili / curry combo would have been quite useful after a major pub session. Although it takes a real man to go out and have a bucket full of Guiness, Chili and then All Bran for breakfast :-)

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