Believe me, day seven feels a lot like day one. The cough is a little lighter, but the headache is still there. A small piercing pain. I prefer it to the horrific pounding pain of days 3-5. If the Center for Disease Control's website says that influenza lasts anywhere from 4-7 days, then why-oh-why does my body feel like it is pushing for a record-breaking eight? Oh please, let this be the last day! Let it hold at seven and give me a healthy day eight tomorrow. Pretty please?