As I sit on my deck surveying my kingdom, a sound ventures forth from the very most inner parts of my throat. It’s a cough — yes — but it’s not a normal cough. It’s a bark. A hack. A call from my lungs revealing an unfortunate truth: I have man flu.
Now many don’t believe man flu to be a real thing. “It’s just a cold. Stop being a wuss,” is something I’ve heard many times over the years. But let me tell you, this is absolute poppycock. Man flu is real.
How do I know it’s real? Well, The Telegraph said so:
For years women have cried “man flu” when men make a fuss over a few sniffles.
But a new study suggests that men may actually suffer more when they are struck down with flu – because high levels of testosterone can weaken their immune response.
See?!?! See! Man flu is an actual real thing.
The problem with man flu is this: it means you can’t really do anything useful. No gym, no running, no proper sleep, no ability to breathe. Nothing of the sort. Gah.
So here I sit. On the couch (yes, I moved from the deck — an accomplishment in its own right). As I prepare for more medication preparing to exorcise this flu demon from my body. Wish me luck.