April 27, 2009

Swine & Dine..

Dear Local Newscasters,

I'd like to say thank you, for making me freak out all day on Sunday thinking I had the Swine Flu. 'Since Flu's are not in season, if you have these symptoms, you should get checked for the Swine Flu immediately' was the quote that did it.

As mentioned in my last post (last week) I'm not feeling well. I haven't been able to taste or smell anything since Thursday. Well that continued into this past beautiful weekend, ruining all plans for enjoying the warm weather and prompting me to finally see a doctor today.

Thoughts on the way over to the Doctor's office...

  • When was the last time i was in Mexico???
  • I can't be the first person in Massachusetts to get the Swine Flu, that'd be absolutely insane.
  • This was NOT how I was going to be featured on the Today Show and be interviewed by Matt Lauer
20 minutes later after meeting with the Nurse Practitioner, it was settled. I have a Sinus Infection. Antibiotics for 10 days and I'm golden.

I chuckled 'Phew, I'm glad it wasn't the swine flu' and her eyes lit up and she said 'Do you know how many calls I've gotten today from patients who think they have it? Most with no symptoms whatsoever!!'

I think these newscasts just opened up Pandora's Box.

On the plus side, this no tasting thing has jumpstarted my diet getting ready for bathing suit season. But yeah, everything else about a Sinus Infection completely blows.. no pun intended.

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April Elizabeth said...

yay for an upside to illness!

good luck overcoming the swine flu.. i mean sinus infection. I find sinus infectiosn to clear up in like 2 days of antibiotics. Atleast there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

lilkate98 said...

Seriously, I was just thinking the same thing about the newscasters today! The media is going apeshit, but a doctor I heard on the radio this morning said the swine flu might not even be as virulent as the regular flu. Chaos is being caused for no good reason.

I hope you feel better soon!

emrlds said...

i thought the swine flu was the trendy way to get bathing-suit ready for the summer. dammit, all that pig kissing for nothing. (what, that's not how you get it?)

hope you're feeling better!!

Katelin said...

whew i would have been worrying too man that's freaky. now get on those meds and get better already! :)

Gemini said...

Seriously this swine flu is ridiculous! Feel better.

WeezerMonkey said...

I'm very glad you don't have swine flu. It's really very serious and scary! My friends at the CDC have told me to stock up on canned foods.

I'm serious.

Susan said...

The buzz around this swine flu has been crazy! Sorry to hear you have a sinus infection, but glad you don't have the flu.