In much better health Friday I kept an appointment with local physician. Still wheezy, but in good spirits, I informed her of the horse dose amoxicillin the asthma/allergy physician gave me. She may refer me to a veterinarian for future treatment (joking)
Husband seems to be recovering faster than I; he always seems to "snap out of it" in full speed ahead mode.
Friday I spent day catching up on household duties--so no FOTO-FRIDAY. Today I will continue to play catch-up.
Luckie has not had a late breakfast since I so rudely slept an extra hour, and was soundly berated when I remembered to feed her. Far be it I should upset such a temperamental caregiver. But then we have now reversed roles to her satisfaction; we are caregivers.
Neither of us had H1N1 swine flu, but Doc said she had tested several patients and last week; one patient tested positive.
Although somewhat fatalistic in attitude to epidemics-- you're either get it or not--I am diligently observing some precautionary procedures, especially concerning hand washing, cleaning surfaces, and covering my nose/mouth when sneezing/coughing.
If you participate in activities where facilities are used commonly among participants, such as exercise programs, gyms, etc., carry or use provided sanitizing materials, on weights, exercise bands, even the chair or machines where touched, both before and after use.
Major stores are providing wipes for shopping carts; but grab and extra wipe for your purse or the restroom door when exiting. Sans wipes, use Kleenex, paper towels or any material to avoid touching doors and knobs. Women, think of all the places we set our purses--floor, kitchen counters, car seats, etc.
In our area the H1N1 vaccine is still scarce. Since there is an "A" viral strain in the regular seasonal flu vaccine, there may be some residual protection for swine flu. If H1N1 vaccine become generally available I will have one as I am in a vulnerable group, regardless of my age.
The scarest part of this epidemic is the number of fatalities among children.
Please take sensible everyday precautions, but don't become too obsessed as to make life miserable for yourselves and others.