Monday, July 20, 2009

Swine Flu Fun!

Today i got up at 8' and made an apptmt w/ my lovely scottish Dr. named Joan. She's maybe 3 years older than me if I had to guess.

When I saw her, I was showing symptoms of runny nose, and a lot of chest congestion. No fever.

She said that I only need 2 symptoms to show warning signs of swine flu, but she sent me home..
8 hrs later I have a little over a 101.1 fever, a bummer of a headache and some more chills and I call her.

I tell her my temp and she said that I should get on tamiflu and can I send someone not infected over to pick up the prescription..

She said that because of my asthma they need to be careful with me and that I need to be quarantined away from everyone for as long as it takes for me to feel better- then 2 additional days.. this includes roommates.. so I will wipe down this whole house and set up camp.

I asked if there's any way to tell if I actually have swine flu or just a bug and she said that they aren't doing that test anymore because it is a pandemic and that cases in which people are showing only 2 symptoms (I'm showing 5?), they are assuming that they have it.

That's about it.

Thursday, July 9, 2009