Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Flu Stinks

This is how I feel.

Yep, I have the real flu...maybe even H1N1. I started feeling yucky on Wednesday and just chalked it up to getting my flu shot the day before. I talked to Anna yesterday and when I told her I was wearing three sweatshirts, two pairs of socks, sitting under a blanket in front of a heater, she said she was taking me to the doctor. I didn't think we had an urgent care clinic and told her so. Well, she wasn't swayed by that and made some phone calls. In the mean time, I called the 24 hour nurse provided by my insurance who told me to go to ER. Well, there you have it. I had to go. Anna's homework found out we do have urgent care, so we were on our way.

The doctor didn't do the tests to find out for sure if I have it. She said that given I have asthma, she'd treat me anyway since I had been exposed. So I may have it and I may not. Bottom line, it's rotten. I'm now very sympathetic to those that have the real deal. It's nasty stuff.

I'm under strict orders not to be around anyone till after Tuesday, so that means I'll have a very happy Birthday all by myself. That also means all my work will be piling up. God knows and it was no surprise I came down with this now. Maybe He wants me to sleep. :)

Well I hope none of you get this. I hope you are all very healthy.


Theo-Ann said...

Erin-hope you feel better real soon. Get all the rest you need. And--hope you have a very happy birthday!

Carrie said...

Oh, dear. I hope you're feeling better soon!! :(

Kari said...

I don't expect to see this comment "approved" until after you've had plenty of rest - and that's order! (If Anna gets to boss you around, then I want in on the fun, too!) Hope you feel better very soon.

P.S. Love the pic.

Erin said...

But, Kari...what else do I have to do besides publish comments? I'm getting lots of rest and drinking lots and lots of fluid. Yes, I'm up later than I should be, but that's because I slept all day. I can't go back to work until's orders.

Mary Ann said...

Erin, I'm praying for you! I hope that each hour that passes you begin to feel better & better. Take care of yourself! Love & hugs!!!