Swine flu chronicles

Melissa Auf der Maur, the Canadian bassist formerly of Hole, Smashing Pumpkins, writes about what it's like to get the pig sickness

The photograph says it all: Melissa Auf der Maur, Montreal’s grunge princess, laid up in bed, feverish and surrounded by pills. The daughter of legendary Montreal journalist Nick Auf der Maur, the musician and photographer now turns to scribbling about her battle with swine flu. “A week into my shortness of breath, it really hit: a roller coaster of fever spikes. Over the course of 48 hours, my temperature went from 95 degrees Fahrenheit to 101, and back again.”

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