Friday, November 6, 2009
H1N1 in the House
This sucks. My second son and I went on a pilgrimage last Friday to get the H1N1 vaccine. It turns out we didn't get it fast enough. Day before yesterday 3rd son had a headache. By Morning he was looking like hell. Second son said he had a sore throat. I rushed them in to the doctor who was able to get us in at 11:00am. He confirmed that they likely have the H1N1 flu. We were given prescriptions of TamaFlu (not sure if that's how it's spelled) and I immediately had them filled.
They became increasingly ill all day and this morning but at this second they are feeling a touch better. I've been wearing one of my left over masks from when my immune system was really low but I think it's too late. I have a headache and my throat is a little sore.
I live with those symptoms anyway and even have hot flashes from my early menopause so it's hard to say if this is anything extra. The flu shot takes a certain amount of days to kick in and it seems we just barely caught it before the vaccine worked.
I have to admit, this really pisses me off, I feel extraordinarily angry at the H1N1. Seriously, how dare it come after me. I didn't barely make it through cancer just to be killed off by a fucking flu! FUCK YOU SWINE FLU! I will kick it's ass all over the place!
So, if I have it, it will be my first flu since my transplant. I guess it's finally time to take this new immune system out for a test drive. Who knows how it will deal with the flu virus much less a rogue respiratory attacking flu virus? Kind of scary, kind of anger inducing.
Anyway, if I die I'm going to die with these shoes on because I've never even had a chance to wear them.