Ill (in bed, and riding the porcelain horse) with a food poisoning style bug, thanks to which I was able, in only a few hours, to lose almost 3 Kilos.
I won’t go into the full gory details, but trust me, you don’t want to do it.
Is this Swine flu? Well I had no fever, although I could report 3/8 other symptoms off the list on the NHS website, and some say fever isn’t a necessary symptom. Any of the eight could be caused by a wide variety of possible baddies. So how do I know? It appears that as far as UK authorities are concerned if you have a few common symptoms and think you’ve got Swine Flu, that’s what you’ve got.
So the question becomes, do I want to think I’ve got it? If I were the sort of person to get someone to pick up some Tamiflu and stick it on eBay, probably yes. As it is, I’m not the type. Confronted by a pack of tamiflu I’d feel duty bound to take it.
And the well-attested side-effects associated with that treatment are, er, exactly the rather unpleasant symptoms I’ve been suffering in the first place!
Well, to paraphrase T. S . Eliot, the point of all our journeying is to arrive back at the place from which we started but knowing how we got there.
In that spirit, I think I’ll stick with my amateur diagnosis of gastroenteritis, and hope to be back at work tomorrow.