A few days ago, my five year old got a stomach illness. Throwing up for about a day, and then sporadic diarrhea since then. He dealt with it pretty well.
The day after he got it, I started feeling a little gross. One hour later, I was puking and dry heaving non stop. I had to go to the hospital and get fluids, 5 hours after it began. My husband got it when we got home from the hospital.
I went from walking and talking normally, to instantly having to drag myself across the floor and cave woman grunting one word sentences. I have a walker for bad days, but it was useless. It was amazing how bad it got so fast.
Everybody get your flu shots and if you hear someone is sick, stay the hell away.
Big wake up call.