Ex-Hasbeen

Man-Flu: What is the Mortality Rate?

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3 hours ago, Rocket Salad said:

Hey you guys with the flu. Are you antivaxers?

Nope - but but I'm blaming it on the attenuated version my wife got ;)

37 minutes ago, Stikman said:

The stats show a mortality rate of 327% in males aged between 18 and 72.  I had it two weeks ago and died five times but I've almost recovered fully now.

Much higher for me - have died at least twice a day since Sunday so 850% an counting.

Must say though, it's like having a hard-drive re-boot just lying on the couch, watching Netflix and being too crook to give a rats arse about ANYTHING.  Work is imploding, and there's not a thing I can do about it.

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It's going around, I'm half dead today after dying a few times yesterday.

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sounds like the girls on the forum need to send out some cans of HTFU

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Think I'm coming down with it too. I've got Sydney Half Marathon on Sunday, and then Hawaii 70.3 on 4 June.


Would I be best just resting until I'm recovered? Starting to feel achy and warm

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I've been crook. What are people's symptoms? I've had sore throat and then it's sat on my chest. Coughing like a good un an chundering. We all came down with it! Seemed to easy and then came back again.

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I've died at least 6 times this last decade!

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You boys are so funny with ya man-flu. Giving me a good chuckle 😁

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8 hours ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

Nope - but but I'm blaming it on the attenuated version my wife got ;)

Much higher for me - have died at least twice a day since Sunday so 850% an counting.

Must say though, it's like having a hard-drive re-boot just lying on the couch, watching Netflix and being too crook to give a rats arse about ANYTHING.  Work is imploding, and there's not a thing I can do about it.

Sounds like it's a worse bout this year. The year I started this post, I think I only died twice. Hoping to steer clear of it this year, as it's hard to keep up the Winterfish average when you're dead.

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3 hours ago, TenPints said:

I've been crook. What are people's symptoms? I've had sore throat and then it's sat on my chest. Coughing like a good un an chundering. 

I went to work and after about an hour started feeling a bit cold. Within 15 minutes I was shivering and started to feel a desire to puke. 5 minutes later I was so bad I was out the door heading home. Got home, put on a shirt, jumper, down jacket and a down sleeping bag with the air on 24C. My wife said I looked pale as a ghost and I shivered for 20 minutes solid. Took about 4 hours before I stripped off all the layers.

I have a feeling it might have been food poisoning from a bad egg in the fridge because my tummy's been pretty ordinary since.

Thankfully, feeling much better now and about 2kg lighter :)

I might not have died but there were times I was hoping...

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12 hours ago, TenPints said:

I've been crook. What are people's symptoms? I've had sore throat and then it's sat on my chest. Coughing like a good un an chundering. We all came down with it! Seemed to easy and then came back again.

Might have started over a week before it really hit with aches/pains around my belly/back/hips.

Started feeling it in the chest last Friday, was out in the bush guiding all day Sat and lay on the couch all Sunday with a cough coming on.  Had to go to Bingara Monday for work I couldn't miss and by Tues morn was coughing like a dog, throat like razors, nose running, massive neck/headache, sinuses killing me, feeling like death. Been like that & horizontal for 3 days.  Doc said viral, so no antibiotics.  Throat and headache nearly gone, but still lots of ugly gunk coming from chest/sinuses.

Might attempt work today as I'll probs be the only one there.

Everybody else in my office gets several of these a year, but I never seem to catch it.

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Feels like Easter minus the chocolate eggs with all this death & resurection. He/she only did #oneinarow - you fellas are killing it  

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12 hours ago, oldave said:

Bundaberg Rum cures all.

That was my dad's cure - he even carried a small bottle under the seat of his ute for "emergencies" :wink1:

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Telling you lot, get a small bell.

Your wife / partner / significant other will appreciate the use of said bell to summon them, especially when breathless from suffering a small death episode. There will be no confusion as to the fact they are required immediately.

Good luck gentlemen.

Ayto

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13 minutes ago, Ayto said:

Telling you lot, get a small bell.

Your wife / partner / significant other will appreciate the use of said bell to summon them, especially when breathless from suffering a small death episode. There will be no confusion as to the fact they are required immediately.

Good luck gentlemen.

Ayto

I can attest to this. It works wonders. Just don't EVER think you can use it just because you're tired from a hard training session. It's man-flu or never.

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A very valid point you make Ex.

DO NOT over-use the bell. Genuine man-flu only.

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And make sure it's a 'male only' bell - hate to have it slipping into the wrong hands

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Exactly what is a male only bell Nube..............is it a bell with 2 clappers??????

;)

 

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My wife is now sick & claiming it's "man flu"  😂😂😂😂😂

As if 

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2 hours ago, Bored@work said:

My wife is now sick & claiming it's "man flu"  😂😂😂😂😂

As if 

Have you made the arrangements? Terminal for women, and there's no way they have the strength to rise again after it.

 

On 5/19/2017 at 9:27 AM, surfer101 said:

Feels like Easter minus the chocolate eggs with all this death & resurection. He/she only did #oneinarow - you fellas are killing it  

Definitely a HE. There are thoughts today that it was actually man-flu that killed Jesus, and the whole crucifiction thing was just  put forward by a lobby group working for Wesfarmers, trying to push the timber industry.

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Brilliant Ex H  😂😂

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On ‎19‎/‎05‎/‎2017 at 9:27 AM, surfer101 said:

Feels like Easter minus the chocolate eggs with all this death & resurection. He/she only did #oneinarow - you fellas are killing it  

 

11 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Definitely a HE...

I guess that would explain why they sing Hymns not Hers... :D.

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