It has been a tough week. I'm still sick but (with the help of an unhealthy dose of codeine) I managed to get a decent nights sleep last night and despite a codeine headache and lingering cough I'm definitely on the mend. The jury is still out on whether I had H1N1 (the test takes a week) but I am also being treated for bronchitis or some secondary infection. Oddly enough the same week I became sick there were reports all over the news that H1N1 has been hitting healthy women under the age of 30 unusually hard and that many have ended up in the hospital. As I said, I'm not sure I have H1N1 but I did end up going to the hospital the night before last because I simply could not catch my breathe and my cough was so persistent that I was retching. I haven't been that sick in a really, really long time.... The fevers, constant body ache, and sore throat have been brutal.
It seems a lot of people have been hit with a cold and flu right now. I know four people who are sick, one who has actually been diagnosed with H1N1. I'm wondering how many of you out there have friends and family who are sick and if they are associating their illness with H1N1 or have been confirmed with having it?