Friday, March 19, 2010

And swino-o was it's name-o!

What? You thought the fl.u was gone? Not so! Apparently it's alive and well in a small town in the NW region of my state. I was fortunate enough to visit there for an audit and come across it. On a good note I had been smart and got the vaccine in January just in case one of the petri dishes, I mean kiddos, in a clinic passed it on to me. Good thing.

If you have the vaccine it makes the respiratory part much more mild but the GI part, not so much. Imagine if you will not being able to breathe through your nostrils and then having a sudden urge to be sick, act on that urge and loose all ability to breathe because:
A) said nose is plugged
B) mouth is occupied with 'other things'

I almost blacked out twice from lack of oxygen. I don't think I've ever been so sick that I had to take a full week off of work until now. Hammer, on the other hand, is so hopped up on vitamins and wheat grass he hasn't even had a sniffle all season. I'm actually really grateful though because one high fever would set him back far worse than if I had one. But it does mean that we're out this cycle for trying naturally.

I even worked my butt off to get home from that infested clinic early so that I would be home when I ovulated. And I did, and we did..."it," but after the week I've had it would be a miracle if anything survived down there. Oh well. On a good note tomorrow is Spring! And I'm almost ready to come out of swine-o hibernation so I can enjoy it. And that means April is almost here and then May and then...IVF #3!


JB said...

Ugh. Hope you feel better soon.

Hillary said...

Yuck! Sorry you've been sick. Get well and rest up :)

Astrid said...

Oh no, I keep hearing the h1n1 flu is going to make a 'comeback' this summer and all the obg's in mine's practice are still recommending the vax's. I just got mine this week and now I'm glad I did. I'm glad it seems to help with the severity but it's still no fun to be sick. Get better so you can enjoy the amazing spring weather!

And as for 'chances' this month, don't count yourself out. You just never know and I've heard of more remote chances working out.

Once Upon A Time said...

Oh no! Sending healing thoughts your way!

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

So sorry to hear that you got bit by the piggy flu. It sounds awful! Glad you are on the mend now.

Brittney said...

Ugh, that does not sound like fun! I'm sorry you had to go through that. Hope you're feeling a lot better now. I'm continuing to lift you and your future baby(s) up in prayer.