Thursday, April 30, 2009
Another Swine Flu Post
Why not? There are a ton out there and this being a health blog I figured I'd mention it. First and foremost I do believe in respecting others. How? First of all I wash my hands. (Not to mention I just like to be clean) I cover a sneeze or cough. I stay away from people if I am sick. It's just a common courtesy. It's the people with weakened immune systems that will get the worst of this. Like those with cancer.
I have been in remission now for over a year. My doctor told me my blood tests would never give anyone a clue I ever had cancer. I am no different than anyone else. That's very reassuring. I have read things about immune systems never being the same after Hodgkin's Disease. I think I'll just go with what my docs says.
This post is not to talk really about the swine flu or how you need to panic because I truly believe there is no need to panic. I worry when it comes to my kids but I'll be honest. I worry at the thought of my kids catching ANY sickness...or any flu. I remember a couple of years ago a lot of kids died from a particular strain of flu going around. I was pretty scared then. I am less scared now than I was at that time. But I do have a baby...and I am not far out of remission so I do try to be careful. This post is to ask others to be considerate. If you feel sick, stay home. Trust me, no one wants you at work right now. No one wants your children at school. No one will question you right now. Take advantage of it. Seriously, we must protect others with the weakened immune systems. I do believe if the proper precautions are taken we can minimize the number of people who are seriously ill from this flu.