Monday, October 26, 2009

Little Pigs


That's the sound someone makes when she's diagnosed with H1N1 influenza.

Thank God! Is what she declares when she realizes that she almost drug herself to Christmas Play rehearsal yesterday but finally decided that what with feeling nearly dead it probably wasn't a good idea. She's very glad because she would have somewhat accidentally infected the entire cast and there would have been a lot of ticked off parents.

But back to the oink. It's true. The Rock Star and I have swine flu. TRS* got sick on Friday night and is much better. The doctor thinks he'll make a full recovery without the aid of antibiotics. At this point his only symptoms are a nasty cough and an occasional low grade fever--always lower than 100. (Although it was over 102 on Friday and Saturday night.) I am annoyed though because he's been vaccinated. Of course, according to the doctor, the vaccine doesn't kick in for several weeks. I have not been vaccinated because I do not fall into the itty bitty group of people allowed to get the vaccine here in Utah. He gave me Tamiflu and told me to watch for a deadly rash. Awesome.

I am much better than I was yesterday. Yesterday I literally felt like ripping my head off of my neck just so that I could be rid of the headache. My lower back (maybe my kidneys?) was throbbing and screaming at me the entire day. From about 2:00-6:00 my temperature was just below 103 without ever lowering and I just cannot function with that kind of fever. In yesterday's post I said that I felt horrible at 101.5 and that was before it spiked for the entire afternoon. I slept for two and a half hours in the afternoon and then I slept from 9:00 pm until 8:00 am. Today the fever hasn't gone over 100. This has been incredibly wonderful. Except the cough. The cough is nasty. I feel like every muscle in my back is pulled. It's all very high times.

So. Oink. And now I'm off to take a nap. Thank goodness it's my husband's day off...

*The Rock Star.


  1. I was sick for over two weeks. They don't test here for swine anymore, but your symptoms sound just like mine did, except my fever wasn't as high. The headache was the worst part. Nothing helped it. Funny that you say your temp is usually in the low 97's. Mine is also. So is Holly's. Must be a Birgel thing!

  2. Silly girl, pastors don't have days off! Love,Sabrina

  3. So sorry! :( Hope you feel better soon!

  4. So sorry to hear you caught the swine flu. I hope you feel better soon. Your words are comforting knowing that life just gets miserable beyond belief with the flu but that you aren't going to die. I haven't decided if I want the vaccine or not. Anyways, hope you are back on your feet and feeling good soon.

  5. I am so sorry you are so sick! Zoe went into the doc today, and we are waiting for results. Rest, soup and hugs, my friend!

  6. So sorry you are so ill.
    The good news is now you don't need the immunization! YAY.

  7. Praying for you and your family. Feel better soon.