We Survived H1N1!

By , November 20, 2009
Swine Flu kitchen floor crime scene

I think I'd be a good poster child for the H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic.

We got the Swine Flu. Well, we’re pretty sure it was Swine Flu. The hubby brought it home from work, though didn’t even know he was sick at first! Totally unfair. I got it much worse than he did. It came on extremely fast with almost no warning, and will go down as possibly the biggest, baddest flu I’ve ever had. Definitely the sickest I’ve been in a long, long time. It was all the usual stuff — fever, chills, body aches, painful skin, sneezing, coughing, headache, stuffy nose, nausea, dehydration — but much worse and longer lasting than usual. It was the first time my fever’s ever reached nearly 104*!

So, to chronicle my participation in the Great Swine Flu Pandemic of 2009, hubby took a photo of what might look like a crime scene on our kitchen floor, but was actually me just not quite able to make it back to bed. Yep, that’s real…no posing, no acting.

And so I’m finally up out of bed this afternoon. Yes it feels great. And I did discover during my feverish week in bed that the small cluster of bleach spots on the bed sheets near my head bears a striking resemblance to the continents of the world. A little hint, perhaps, that the world will be united not by love or peace, but by Swine Flu. 😉

4 Responses to “We Survived H1N1!”

  1. snowpeas says:

    Whoa!! Scary picture, but glad it’s now history and you are up and able to write about it! Interesting observation about this ghastly flu possibly being what could unite this world…a common thread among peoples, such as it is.

  2. Lindsey says:

    Thanks!
    I’m finally up and about, yes. My fever is just now going down! What a week…but so glad it didn’t occur during the holidays!

  3. mary says:

    You poor thing, Lindsey! You looked like a Snuggie commercial gone bad!

    Glad you’re up and about for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful feast.

  4. Lindsey says:

    I’m so glad I’m not sick for Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving-feast to you, Mary!

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