I don't know if you've seen the disturbing interview with the man who had Manflu and his wife. If not, you can view it here. WARNING - This clip may contain scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.
'Manflu' is a serious and deadly strain of the flu virus.
I found it quite worrying and issued a warning on my facebook page declaring the household a NO Manflu zone. Imagine my shock and devastation when I returned home early on Sunday morning after spending the evening away to find my 'poor' husband sniffling, coughing and achy. I was already to dash out and take part in the recording of the #twitterxmassingle but obviously I couldn't leave the invalid.
My 7 year old daughter was staying with her grandparents and my son was happily playing his Xbox so I decided to play 'the dutiful wife' (between us I was more of a 'desperate' one, as I couldn't face another week of sickness in the house.Last week both my son and daughter were ill).
I sat at the edge of the bed and sympathised with him, told him that I knew exactly how he felt as I felt the same way. Now as I'm sure you all know women cannot catch 'manflu'. Unfortunately for me I realised I had contracted the mutant strain of 'manflu'.....'mamflu'. When he coughed, I coughed louder, when he sniffled, I sniffled louder and when he moaned, I groaned. I developed a headache and had to lie down. When he asked for a 'lemsip' (in his croaky voice), I croaked back saying I would if I could but was too weak to move.
Today at work I got a text..."I got day off. Lemsips and back to bed for me".
I dashed home...told him I felt the same and jumped into bed coughing, spluttering and sniffling. I'm happy to say he took another Lemsip and it seems to have cured him.
The moral of the story is that MANFLU must be nipped in the bud as it can lead to MAMFLU -a strain of the virus that only affects women and can be more serious. It is important that it is controlled before the wet tissue and rubbing forehead symptoms begin. If you can't beat them join them and if all else falls call in the mother in law to nurse hubby back to health.