Ok, here's a little warning for you. I wasn't improving, in fact, feeling very ill, so I checked in the doctor this afternoon. I'm now in hospital, apparently, with the mother of all chest infections. Hooked up to all kinds of crap, feeding me antibiotics, steroids, the whole deal. Apparently, I should have sought help earlier. Stubborn old bastard. If I'm stable, they're happy to throw me out tomorrow. Can't wait! This bloody place is full of sick people
Thank you for your kind words Andy.Please get well soon,and all my best hope concerning your more severe medical problems
As far as the initial question though,I have played through more than my fair share of colds and flu.I used to gig a minimum of 3 nights a week,so I guess there were more than enough germs to go around in small to average size venues.I do recall getting sicker more often then also;holding down a full time job,and playing out.At least one night a week getting only a few hours sleep,and commuting to work takes its toll.
I guess I know my body well enough to know when I'm pushing it too far though.A temp of 102 and thats it for me..I've been up to 104,and almost hospitalized,but the truth is..105 and that may be all she wrote.Brain damage at that temp.I need my brain in working order thank you.
The show must go on and all that but,for me, common sense prevails. I say,sorry boys,I can't do it,and I live to drum another day.Not worth being Mr.Macho and risking your life over playing drums.I have a greater responsibilty to loved ones.