Hello Hempburn. I am so sorry you feel bad. I hope the coffee helped. I hope the doctor gave you something to make you feel better than the java. That flu is making it's rounds, in some places it has caused schools to close. Here is the lack of rock salt remedy for frozen steps and sidewalks. It does work.So yesterday I step out on the porch about 7 am and my feet went over my head and I came crashing down with my back hitting the sharp edge of the step across the shoulder blades. Pain, oh yes plenty to spare. Then get to feeling bad. Temp 102. So off to the dr. Flu and bruised ribs and spine. But the coffee,, ummmm my black goddess still loves me.
For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temps, mix 1 tsp of Dawn dish washing liquid, 1 tbsp of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won't refreeze.
Hope you feel better.:)