S&J & The Flu … The Saga Continues …

Because it’s been a while and many of you have been nice enough to e-mail us privately or post something on one of our social media sites to ask how we were doing, we thought it might be time for an update.

Long story short:  This *^%$!! flu keeps lingering on.  One day we’ll feel a bit better, the next … not so much.  The good news is that it looks like our temperatures are staying close to normal.  Unfortunately, our stamina is still more limited than we would like.  We ventured out for some essentials and by the time we got back home we were exhausted.  We’ve been told that this is the norm for a lot of people and that staying cozy inside and away from crowds is a really good thing to do.

One upside is that this has forced us to stay inside and, when we have the energy, work on our Les Paul book.  Steve’s brother, Lee, and brother-in-law, John, have been dealing with similar symptoms for longer than we have and their doctor agrees that it may take around 3 weeks for them to start feeling normal, too.  All the news reports are indicating that this is a much worse than usual flu season and that it just might continue into May.

So, the take away for us is that, we’re not in the hospital, we’re following doctor’s orders and improving slowly, we’re, mostly, staying inside where it’s cozy and we’ve got each other and lots of Johnnie’s homemade turkey soup and other wonderful creations that keep our kitchen and much of the rest of the house filled with incredibly good smells.

And, as much as we missed being able to finish our Christmas/New Year’s “drive-by” at WGN, there will be other times for us to pop back inside your radio speakers.

For the moment, we’re where we should be, as the song say’s “Feeling Stronger Everyday” and thankful for your concern and friendship.

Now, if you’ll pardon us, that turkey soup is calling.


About steveandjohnnie

Award winning Chicago Broadcasters, inducted into WGN radio's Walk Of Fame. Authors of the Les Paul memoir, "A Little More Les." http://alittlemoreles.com You'll find even more about us at http://www.steveandjohnnie.com/
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23 Responses to S&J & The Flu … The Saga Continues …

  1. Kathleen A. Thomas says:

    Good to here you are feeling better. Flu is taking place in this house (had the shot still got something). Hope to hear you guys on the radio sooooooooon.

  2. Melodi Hoeft says:

    So glad you two are on the way back to healthy recovery. Love all my WGN memories of you both! Happy New Year!!

  3. Sharon Keland says:

    One day at a time! Miss hearing you every day, but need you to be better! Hugs from Racine!

  4. Love you guys hope you feel better

  5. Janice Iverson says:

    So glad to hear that you are on the mend. Will keep praying for your full recovery. God’s Blessings. Jan from Oswego.

  6. Jumpin' Josie says:

    Hi, J & S….Glad to hear your temps are subsiding, heading back into normal range… Stay inside, eat soup….keep getting stronger. We will assume, since 2015 began in a rather stormy manner for you, it means the rest of the year will bring a lovely breeze your way.. Looking forward to you next WGN appearance. Be well!

  7. Liz says:

    It will get better. I had it and missed all Christmas with my Moline family. Food still doesn’t taste quite right and working on stamina. Be well.

  8. barry laskov says:

    wishing you both continued and speedy recovery. missed you new year’s eve. what a radio dissaster fill in, in your place.

  9. Jim Lev, Rockford says:

    Hang in there

  10. c. w. says:

    ….that is good to know! ….now if you would be kind enough to share the recipe of your intriguing yummy “turkey” soup?
    Miss you guys like heck!!!

  11. Jim McGohan says:

    Thanks for sharing. Glad to here that you are both doing better. We will continue to look for you on the radio.

  12. Rich Koz says:

    Sorry I missed the chance to see you guys- it’s a viral conspiracy! Feel better- love ya.

  13. Cathy says:

    Feel better asap.

  14. Pat Serino says:

    So glad to hear you are both starting to feel better. Positive thinking on my part is that you will both be all better soon. Love you both and hope to hear you on the radio again soon.

  15. Renee Hughart says:

    When you got that nasty flu & said you would be in on the following day I was talking to the radio saying “Oh no they won’t” From everything I hear about flu aches & pains this time; it hits hard. Entire midwest covered & going to the east coast. We are in our 80’s & not going anywhere but grocery shopping until the worse is over. Listen to your doctor.

  16. Renee miller says:

    being cozy and warm is a great way to get well.Personally I am getting a little stir crazy and I am looking forward to spring!

  17. Dee H-W says:

    So glad to hear you two are on the mend. That’s great news! And hope to hear you two on the radio in the near future. Sure do miss you and all the quality programming / people you bring to the radio waves.

  18. Dorothy Beezhold says:

    Enjoy your time together. It’s not the way you wish, but a bonus time together. It’s all around, and could be worse. (I can say that because I’m O>K> My husband is 95 and has it, and it does take awhile to be well again.) I make turkey soup also. I miss your company at night so much!

  19. joe t says:

    sorry johnnie hope yall get better soon,,is rough round here now wife home from rehap but still not doin good have to have 24 7 care..never new a stroke could be so bad..got home health and aids comin in now don’t no how long we can afford it .ins tk care of the home health but we pay the aids …not good pray she get better but don’t look good..and hope yall be ok soon sure everone miss u on wgn we cant down here good luck .tk care

  20. dekerivers says:

    I have long appreciated how you speak of Lee and John. I had the cold and for the most part the main symptom was utter fatigue. No joke when I say a book seemed too heavy to hold so I bunched a blanket and rested it in my lap—this type of cold/flu takes a couple weeks to process so just know that like spring all good things are just around the corner!

  21. Marc Lindsay says:

    Few feelings are worse than that wrung-out, depleted sensation that comes with being sick. Hopes for a quick recovery. ~Marc Lindsay

  22. jack says:

    try some two ounces of whiskey with a spoonful of sugar and half a squeezed orange juice served warm while sitting in a hot bath tub. It may not cure you but you’ll feel a lot better

  23. Judy Hines says:

    What a delight to hear you for a few days but a bummer you both are down with the flu. I was looking at Tommy Emmanuel YouTubes – saw where he did a TED talk. What a guy. You brought him to our attention and we were fortunate to hear him in Chicago when you two introduced him. Can’t remember the venue. Take you two wonderful folks!

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