So. I ended up in the ER last night with complications from the flu (atypical pneumonia; acute bronchitis; STILL the original flu). Two breathing treatments, chest-xrays, handling by surly nurses, and interviews with goofy docs later, I get released with more meds that I care to shake a stick at all and instructions to REST, REST, REST, drink lots of fluids, and follow up with my own doc in three days. I post about this on FB and get two distinctly different types of responses. They are either: "thoughts and prayers" (rubbish responses, as far as I'm concerned) OR "Is there anything I can actually DO to help?" (responses that tell you who the decent human beings are).