You know, when I was a little kid.......for that matter, when my kids were little kids, if we had a runny nose and sneezed a lot, we had a cold. Add a bad cough to that and we had a chest cold. If we had a headache and fever with the other symptoms, we had a sinus infection. If we had a belly ache, vomiting and (sometimes) diarrhea, we had the flu. When did the flu symptoms become the same as our old cold/sinus infection symptoms? How can one tell if they have the flu, or just a bad cold/sinus infection? I would assume, since I have a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, headache and fever, that I have the flu. So.....do I have plain old everyday flu, or do I have swine flu? I caught it from a kid who caught it at school. The schools here are filled with sick kids. Not too many miles from us, Washington State University has reported more than 2000 cases of swine flu.
Since I don't know what I have, I guess I won't worry about it. Just don't come to visit me.
ETA: I do not have swine flu...sorry if I gave that impression! I was just wondering about so many illnesses having the same symptoms. I have been fever-free for 24 hours, and just feeling a bit dehydrated and tired from being sick all week. Thanks to all who felt sorry for me. I did too *wink*.