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'Most inconvenient illness' blog discussion

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.
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  • Get better soon Martin and have copious amounts of poorly [tomato] soup xx
  • Martin, you would be crazy to even contemplate doing the interviews tomorrow. Whether you get out of your sick bed or not, will not affect the decision of the OFT. Surely someone can deputise to comment on your behalf? AND have you thought of how many other people you might infect if you venture beyond your own home??:confused:

    For what it's worth, I believe that the OFT will make a decision based on the state of our banking system and not on whether it is fair or not. So sit tight, I believe that they will rule in favour of the banks.:eek:

    In the meantime, stay in bed, take plenty of paracetamol ...... and an old Irish cure, rub Vicks on the soles of your feet and then put socks on and stay in bed .....it works (honest!!):A
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    Sorry if I'm about to sound harsh but, are you going to play

    'How many people can I give flu for Christmas'?

    The world will not stop turning if you stay in bed looking after yourself and therefore everyone you would have come into contact with.

    Hope you are well in time for your own Christmas celebrations.
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    The problem is even typing this is a strain. Certainly right now stepping out of bed is way beyond me, but I really don’t have much choice, come rain or shine tomorrow morning I’ll be on air.

    It sounds like you have flu (real flu, not man flu;))................and the best place for you is at home, resting and recovering. If you try to get out of bed and go to work, at best you could infect others and at worst you could end up in hospital............*wags finger*.

    Work commitments can wait, your health is far more important.............and everyone will understand.;)

    I hope you feel better soon.
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    - gargling with warm salt water to kill the viruses in your throat etc.
    - honey and hot lemon drinks (fresh lemon, not the bottled stuff).
    - Chicken soup.
    - Clean your keyboard after use as keyboards are particularly yukky places to harbour bugs.
    - Keep your room a little on the cool side otherwise your nasal passages dry up and bugs just multiply.
    - Eat curry if you can, hotter the better. All the allium plants - onions, shallots, leeks, especially garlic - have volatile oils that seem to be antibacterial and/or antiviral.




    Hope you feel better soon. If I were you, I'd stay home tomorrow if at all possible or do the interview from home to save you venturing out in the cold. Then that way when it's done, you can crawl back into bed to recuperate some more.
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  • Eat freash garlic and as much as you can I can guarantee you'll feel much better tomorrow. Chop it finely and mix with some olive oil (or other if you prefere) and dip some bread or just have a tea spoon full as often as you can bare it and then some more. Garlic is nature's best medicine! hth
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    Take paracetamols and fluids before going and you can also take Ibuprofen at the same time as paracetamols but I would advise you eat with them as they play havoc with your tummy. Good luck for tomorrow I think you are right to try to go this is an important day after all.Make sure you wash your hands and sneeze into a hankie then disgard it. Hope you feel better soon will be looking out for you.
  • Don't go. It's a danger to you, and to the vulnerable people who will be infected by the people you infect. People tend not to take the 'flu seriously, but remember it's a killer disease (average of 36,000 deaths in the USA per year - the most easily available figures).

    I know you didn't say you'd physically go anywhere, but do it over the phone or by webcam or something.
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  • :A why be the boss if ya cant have a sick day. :D
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