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Old 16th May 2019, 09:13
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Originally Posted by Engine Serang View Post
In bed with a flu for a week.
And nobody gave a damn.
Some time ago, on a four day passage I had four day 'flu'. Standing watch and watch was a bit tough, but manageable. On arrival at the destination the 'flu' was gone, but I was coughing blood, so went to the vet. I was x-rayed and told there were pneumonic scars on my lungs and no treatment was needed.

On return home I had occasion to see the local medical lady. Rather full of myself, I told her I'd overcome pneumonia without any medication. I showed her the x-ray. She told me, "If we x-rayed every case of 'flu' they'd all have pneumonia." I was gently lowered by a sharply witty lady.
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