You made a valiant effort. :) As long as you can say it's a win and things improved, that's all that really matters.
haha yay! :) - but that's crappy you had a stomach bug.. i had one on the way back from the states.. ON THE FLIGHT.. AWFUL! :(
I think the flu is a good enough excuse. No point in making both of you sick on purpose- not to mention how miserable it would be for you :(