Tamiflu originally uploaded by Tony Hisgett
Last week’s poll asked about whether you thought gun control would curb violence. The discussion was great, the response rate to the poll question was high, and ultimately “No” won out. While some sort of changes are apparently going to occur following this tragedy, it’s always amazing to watch as people happily throw away their rights which have been actively fought over for more than 200 years, how fickle we are.
This week’s poll comes as I live on the edge of a flu quarantine zone centered around my bedroom. I had a very busy day on Friday trying to get a ton of work done before a two week vacation and a holiday party for work that evening. The Wife started calling me to ask when I’d be home. Being that she was supposed to be at that party and knew about it for weeks, I was a little surprised. I told her I’d be there as soon as I was able.
I came home around 5:30 PM and she was completely incapacitated. She had been prescribed Tamiflu over the phone and I went to the one remaining pharmacy in Apple Valley that had it in stock to get it along with other important items like OJ, Gatorade, soup and crackers. I gave her the Tamiflu and didn’t see much of her for the next 23 hours as I tended to the kiddos and their own varying aliments including undiagnosed conjunctivitis, a 100.3 fever, many nasty diapers for The Koala, etc. Personally I’ve been harboring The Cold That Never Ends for two months now. As soon as I start feeling a little better, someone else comes down with something and I end up with it several days later. I hate this.
The Wife posted of her misery on Facebook last evening and found out at least two others she knows have come down with the flu and were taking Tamiflu (which seems to begin working within 24 hours based on her improvement from the day before). So the question for you today is, have you picked up any flu symptoms? Do you get a flu shot? And what do you do when the flu strikes? When was the last time you had the flu and how bad was it? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and vote on the sidebar and then comment on below.