Our expert says:
So sorry to hear of these sad events, kerry. All death is hard to deal with, and especially when it was this sudden and unexpected. The stress of grief can lower the effectiveness of your immune system and hence the flu. If you have quit smoking and drinking, that's a good thing. Do arrange to see a good local counsellor to work through your grief. It takes 9 months to a year to get through the necessary grief work, so don't expect a rapid change. Remember the good things about him, and seek comfort from other members of your family, and friends, too.
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