Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Infectious diseases. . . hmmm. . . lets see, living in filth, being sexually active and stupid. . . not getting vaccinated. . .
I don't have to change my lifestyle to prevent infectious diseases. I keep clean, the only person I'm sexually active with is my husband and he's totally loyal, so no worries there. I've got my vaccinations all nicely up to date too.
The only thing I have to really worry about is making sure that I'm physically active, eating right, and getting enough sleep (with some echinacea tea upon occasion) to keep my immune system nice and healthy. And going to the doctor if something bad happens.
Case in point. My husband got a bad case of the upper respiratory flu. It turned into pneumonia. I don't know what more could've been done for him, but he didn't go to the doctor for anything and it all just got worse and worse. After that he was very suseptable to illness, it was like clockwork. Later he got the upper respiratory flu, but before he was completely over it he went back to work. He then contracted mono. This happened twice. Within four months of each other. It was harsh.
Basically you gotta be smart, think with your head - not your gonads, and practice good hygiene. You know, good clean livin'. :D