The truth about man flu
A chara, – In Muiris Houston’s article “The sickening truth at last: ‘manflu’ is real” (Health, December 12th) he quotes Dr Kyle Sue’s recommendation, “Perhaps now is the time for male-friendly spaces, equipped with enormous televisions and reclining chairs, to be set up where men can recover from the debilitating effects of man flu in safety and comfort”.
Further personal research, conducted here, has shown that the patient may refuse nourishing soup and hot drinks, maintaining that the mention of food makes the afflicted stomach turn.
Surprisingly though, the smell of frying rashers, sausages and black pudding, brings an improvement in appetite. The patient has even been known on occasion to request, (in a weak voice), “An’ maybe a few chips as well”. – Is mise,
MÁIRE Uí DHÚILL,