I'm getting a little ahead of myself here, but I am wondering if any of you have had experience with the swine flu. My daughter was just diagnosed and is fairly sick. Because this is so contagiuos, I am worried that I too will get it. Of course my number one concern is Angie right now, as it should be, but in the back of mine I can't help being concerned that I may get it.
I have a wonderful trip planned from August 9th to the 16th, and I can't really cancel my tickets. But morally I can't go and spread the germs on an airplane if i do get it. Believe me I am disinfecting everything and washing hands over and over again, just trying to prevent the spread. Problem is she had this for 4 days before we took her to the doctor today, and I just thought it was another bug or nasty cold.
I have read that people who have MS or fibromyalgia are more susceptible to this flu, and that they have it worse than a healthy person. I have some major neurological issues, and doctors have questioned the MS thing but I've never been tested because I know it all comes from spine related nerve damage. Does this make me more susceptible to it?
I definitely will consult with the doctor more about this, but I wanted some feedback from any of you who may have had contact with a family member who was diagnosed with swine flu.
Do you think it is worse on us spineys if we were to contract it? I really really don't want to get 3,000 miles away from home and get sick. My oldest daughter and I are taking this trip, and we have so many fun things planned. I hate to disappoint her, as this is the only time she can go. And we lose our tickets if we don't go then.
Ergh, what do I do?
Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!