What do you get when you put 600 people that aren’t used to staying up late and have them shake hands and greet people from all over the world? A much greater chance of flu.
If you read the news you would have seen a huge increase in the flu across the United States. Now add the DomainFest environment and it was probably inevitable. Lack of sleep, too much alcohol, and a constant shaking of hands all are the flu’s best friend.
So far I’ve talked to 14 or 15 people that have it pretty bad. I have to admit my temperature dropped today to 100 but my body is a flu fighting machine. Combine that with my wife shoveling a constant barrage of vitamin water, diet coke, mucinex, Tylenol, bagels, and cough drops. I actually feel better. The diet coke thing was brilliant as she knew I was addicted to caffeine and the headache had nothing to do with the flu but withdrawal.
Ron Jackson said his wife was sick. So is Elliot Silver. The guys I hung out with Oscar and Ron….flu city. The girls at the mansion? A few are sick. Just kidding, I haven’t talked to them. Anyone else get the flu in their DomainFest bag?
Update: I’ve almost kicked this thing. While I’m by no means back to my triathlon training, I was able to go put in a full day’s work. I was in my own little world and had a little trouble focusing but a million times better. My family is as strong as there is when it comes to disease. My daughter is 10 and has yet to miss a day of school since she’s been in gradeschool, my wife has never missed a day of work in 15 years, and I, I’ve never missed a day of work at the nursery in 16 years (had the flu 6 years ago on the weekend) but this kicked my ass. Took me three days to stand up. I felt human today and unless you are normally in perfect health, I highly suggest you see a doctor. This could switch to pneumonia VERY quickly. Also it runs HIGH dangerous fevers. I had 103 and I’ve heard even higher. When you break it, you are going to sweat and shiver like you’re doing jumping jacks in the attic. Enjoy and be careful.
Another Update: I’m back bitches. Ran 5 miles and only almost choked to death once. Running a 16 mile run on Sunday. If I make that and don’t die. I’m closing my flu file.