State of the Blog: Boyfriend Problems, Sort Of

Boyfriend goes out of town.  Boyfriend comes home with a severe case of seasonal allergies.  12-hours later girlfriend gets a fever, sore throat, runny nose, and cough.  Girlfriend realizes that boyfriend’s “allergies” are the flu.

Boyfriend, of course, is mostly better 24-hours later.  Girlfriend is mainlining Theraflu from her sick bed.  Girlfriend considers taking out a hit on boyfriend if he ever utters the phrase “I never get sick” again.


There may be posts today.  We’ll see how I feel when I wake up.  If I wake up.  I took a lot of NyQuil.



  1. Cindy says:

    Feel better Belle!

    September 28, 2016/Reply
  2. Kate says:

    Ooooooo my boyfriend did this to me a couple of weeks ago too, they always think they can’t get sick! Hope you get to feeling better!

    September 28, 2016/Reply
  3. Lynn says:

    I hope he’s taking care of you. He owes you.

    September 28, 2016/Reply
  4. Arie says:

    Feel better! Yes my boyfriend does this every winter

    September 28, 2016/Reply
  5. Shelley says:

    Just to play to devil’s advocate and to possibly save your boyfriend’s life, I think that it takes at least 24 hours after exposure for flu symptoms to show up and could take up to 7 days. So it’s probably possible that you caught it from someone else.

    Just trying to do my part to save a great relationship 😉

    Hopefully he doesn’t read these comments and still feels guilty and taking good care of you 🙂

    September 28, 2016/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Don’t try to absolve him! 😉 This is the only way I’ll convince him to get a flu shot.

      September 28, 2016/Reply
    • Mpls says:

      This. It may actually take at least three days after exposure. Maybe the boyfriend passed along the virus before the trip and before he had symptoms.

      September 29, 2016/Reply