today was the first day i ventured outside of the house since fri., dec. 26. started feeling ill on the 25th and went to the docs office on the 26th. went to sleep early on the 26th and woke up periodically on the 27. basically, slept until the 28th. when i woke on the 28th, i was feeling much better. today is the 29th and i'm almost fully recovered. thank goodness for codine cough syrup, although it didn't help with the flu.