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Monday, March 23, 2009

I don't want to be sick!

Since it's officially Spring I can safely say that I made it all Winter without getting sick... Spring is here though, and I'm pretty sure I won't make it all Spring.

Quick recap of my exposure to germs in the past 24 hours:

  • Sunday from about noon to 4:30pm I was in a house with a little girl who, later that night, admitted she had a sore throat, had woke up with a headache, and overall just didn't feel well.  They think it will probably end up being strep because it's going around her school.  I didn't have a ton of close contact with her, but a solid 10 minutes of her cuddling on my lap with me.
  • This morning I drove the carpool of Bob and myself up from Elk River (20 minutes)... then about an hour and a half after we got to work Bob comes to me and says "I need you to take me back to Elk River, I just threw up in the bathroom".  I took him in my car back to Elk River (20 minutes), but gave him specific directions not to breath, cough, or touch ANYTHING.  Poor Bob, he sat in the passenger seat, hardly said a word, and had his head turned towards the window the entire time.
  • Now, there is a guy here (at my work) who makes molds for us and I just over heard him say that he feels like crap, went home sick on Friday, slept all day Saturday, and is fighting hard to keep it away.  (really, away?  Sounds to me like it didn't stay away and you HAVE IT!)
Yep, I'm cranky... and I have every right to be.  I'm going out of town this weekend and being sick is the LAST thing I need!
I went to Walgreen's last night and bought some night time Airborne... I figured taking it once at night for a few days would be good enough just being possibly exposed to strep, being airborne boosts your immune system and that is exactly what I needed to do.  
After I dropped Bob off this morning I stopped and got some daytime airborne and I'm hoping my immune system will take this extra boost to fight off whatever he exposed me to!

Anyone have any other tips for how to avoid getting sick once you've been exposed?

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Put yourself into a plastic bubble and you should be fine. But you need to do that before you are exposed to sick people silly.
I will keep my fingers crossed for you and hope you stay healthy.


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