Influenza

Last week I was the sickest that I’ve ever been in my adult life. I had influenza with a sinus infection chaser. There were 103 degree fevers for five days. That’s Fahrenheit, don’t panic.  I had aches, shivers, and shakes. There were moments of entire body spasms.  I actually pulled a hamstring when I coughed while in the midst of a shivering episode.  There was also tons of coughing, snot, mucous, and blood.  I’ve never felt more broken. 
 I caught the flu from my little girl. She brought it home from school and generously shared with her beloved father. She had a fever for a day and a half.  On day three she was doing calisthenics trying to convince us she was well enough to return to school. It’s hard to believe we both had the same bad guys.  I really can’t understand why it hit me so hard but the flu is for real.   
I went nine days with zero music. That’s probably the longest I’ve gone without making noise in years.  It’s taking a while to get my voice and stamina back to normal but we will get there. Thanks to everybody that reached out.  I’m glad to be part of such a great community that always has my back.  I don’t know where I’d be without the Weird Folk. The flu is nasty.  Stay safe my friends.