I am not going to be cut down by some monster flu. I am better than that!

Well, at least I know what's wrong - I have the flu. And yeah, it's type A. I went to the doctor yesterday a.m. because I still wasn't feeling well, and since I had the febrile, respiratory illness the CDC was saying 'go see your doctor' about, I went. The doctor's office sent a second swab off for more detailed testing, but in the meantime, I'm stuck at home for a week and taking Tamiflu.

Dave's keeping the girls for the week to try to keep them, and their school, separate from my cooties. They both went to the doc today, Miss O because she has had some GI symptoms and a fever, Bean mostly just to cover our butts, and their flu tests were negative. If Miss O isn't feeling better soon, I think one of us will be taking her to get her urine checked.

For as long as I've been sick, I was pretty surprised to still swab positive for *anything*, but maybe I picked up the flu virus later in the game. Who knows. I don't know when I'll get the results back, as my doctor's office has "never done anything like this before" and doesn't know what to expect when they send the stuff off. They hope to have results within the week, but personally, I'd expect a little faster turnaround right about now ...

So that's what's going on here. I miss my kids, and imagine they miss me, but hopefully this will keep them from getting sick and I will finally get to recover myself. I'm doing some work, but the meds I'm on are making me a little spacey so it's hard to stay focused for long. Mostly, I'm just going stir crazy.


wrongshoes said...

Wow, how scary. I hope you feel better soon.

Did they only have Tamiflu? I hear Relenza works better on the swine flu...

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