Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just Another Update

It's been two days since I posted about being sick and now it IS official: I have flu. I'm taking Tamiflu and have to quit using Enbrel until I'm all better. Luckily, I haven't been terribly sick--just sick enough to not be able to do anything but lay around. :/ And, according to all of the news stories, I have H1N1--as does everyone who is sick here in the North Woods. And believe me, there ARE sick people here. Across the UP, schools and activities have been canceled for days and will not resume into next week at least. I am lucky, so to speak, because I had the swine flu vaccine back in '76, so I am not getting the full force of the virus. (That is what one news story claimed, anyway.) My biggest worry now is a secondary infection--and I'm monitoring myself very, very carefully. I don't want to have to go two or more weeks without giving my injection--I have to be 100% healthy before I start up again. Today I'm not feeling any worse than I have through this whole thing, so I'm expecting to get better soon. Next thing on my agenda--after I'm well, that is--is to find somewhere to get the seasonal flu vaccine. Very, very hard to find here.

4 comments:

ordinaryjanet said...

GAH!! Now I have to sanitize my computer!!

Seriously, hope you feel better soon!

cmk said...

Now I'm beginning week 2 of this siege! The thing is, I'm not terribly, terribly sick like other people are. But I just can't shake this. I guess this is par for the course, though. >:(

meleah rebeccah said...

UGH!!!!

cmk said...

Doing much, much better now, though!