Welcome to the weekly Cross Thread, shared between Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Powder Room, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, CrossTalk, Gawrker, and The Salad Bowl. This week has been a week of ups and downs (53 degrees Monday, 18 last night - Welcome to Michigan!) and rights and lefts. Mostly it’s been a week of congestion for me. Tomorrow will be two weeks that I’ve been suffering with the flu and the aftermath. I still can’t breathe and feel like there’s an elephant on my chest, but a visit to the doc’s was in order and I’m glad I went. I’ve had pneumonia in the past and this feels similar so I was hoping that would be a no. I won’t know for sure until the chest X-ray comes back but once you’ve had a bad pneumonia, you’re predisposed so, she yelled at me to get my butt in when I first get this bad and not wait next time.

What about all of you? Did any of you catch the flu? Get sick at all? Dodge the bullet? If you caught it, give us your remedies for getting rid of it. If you didn’t catch it, why not? What do you do different than anyone else you know who has it? I’ve started taking vitamin C because my immune system just doesn’t seem to be up to par lately. Do any of you take supplements? What do you swear by? Let us know in the comments, but as always, please, no politics. Almost anywhere else on Kinja will give you that.