Saturday, March 02, 2013
I tried to avoid the flu this year in every way I could without seeming like a "germophobe" ! I got a flu shot early this fall and a pneumonia vaccine within the last 2 yrs. Every time I went shopping or especially to any medical appointment I would wash my hands..or even shower and change clothes. Well it worked so well that I really thought I had escaped the dreaded flu again this year. Its not so much that im afraid of getting sick its because im in that top 10 percent of the population that the flu can be fatal. Im over 60 yrs old I have severe breathing problems due to athsma and a collapsed lung I suffered in a car accident. So for me its a Big Deal. Well I had a close friend ask if I could be a petsitter for their dog and cat. They had a family emergency out of state. I found out soon after I srayed for one nite that one of their relatives who stayed there had the flu. In one day I had a raging fever, and the Upper Respiratory Infection turned quickly ti Pneumonia! So here I am ...Blogging fromthe hospital and wondering..."What else am I going to pick up???" I have suspended all my tracking for Sparkpeople til I get better. Why am I telling you all this ??? If I can help prevent at least ONE PERSON from having to suffer this disasterous flu out break, then it was worth the time it took to write this! Remember... Wash your hands..a lot! And eat a healthy diet.Best wishes to all!!!