The flu sickens 9 - 45 million people each year. Even though it is a common illness, don't assume that it isn't misery inducing or dangerous. The flu can be a serious and even life-threatening illness. The following are some serious and not-so-serious examples of get well messages for people recovering from influenza.
What to Write in a Get Well Card for Influenza
I am sad to hear you have the flu. Please rest and recover as quickly as you can.
Sneezing, sniffling, coughing and chills. Eat some chicken noodle soup with your pills. I wished you well in my own way. It's a terrible rhyme, what can I say?
I hope your symptoms all go away soon. Recover quickly like a someone in a cartoon.
The flu is no joke, and neither is my wish for you to get well soon! I'm dead serious. Oh dear! I should not have mentioned death.
I'll be checking in on you regularly and praying for a fast recovery. Let me know if I can bring anything by that you need.
I'm sorry you weren't able to avoid the flu. Now you won't be able to avoid me taking care of you.
I wish I could bear some of the illness for you. Actually, that's a lie. The flu is terrible and I'm keeping my distance.
You must be fast! You caught something that just has to run it's course.
Iv'e noticed that really nice people have been catching the flu. Next time, don't be so nice. Just let it fall flat on it's face on the floor.
Would this be a bad time to ask you to help me move a couch this weekend?
I'm choosing to keep my distance, but it's not because I don't like you. It's because I don't get along well with influenza. We've had issues in the past.
I'm sick of people like you getting the flu, so I guess we're both sick now.
Nobody likes missing work and being sick, especially when we're actually sick. What a waste of a day off.
I'm sending prayers about you to help you get over the flu.
One thing to remember to do when you have a the flu is to stay cool. Your temperature could get too high and you might even die, so don't be a fool.
You're out of breath, your muscles ache, and you feel week. Either you just had an intense workout, or you have the flu. Either way, it's time to recover.
They say you'll probably never get this exact strain of flu ever again. I hope it's comforting to know that.
Other than a time machine, I don't know of any other way to cure the flu. I'll see you 4 days ago!
Life with the flu can be miserable, but it beats the alternative.
Would you rather have the flu or be turned into a zombie? Either way you answer, I respect your choice.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but I think you might need a pineapple worth of medicine at this point.
"The best thing about getting a flu shot is that you never again need to wash your hands. That's how I see it." - Chuck Palahniuk
"What I find most disturbing about Valentine's Day is, look, I get that you have to have a holiday of love, but in the height of flu season, it makes no sense." - Lewis Black