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08 September 2009

labor day festivities

So, my new title is Jackie Harmon, pandemic survivor.

Yup, that's right, I had the swine flu. For labor day. Lucky me.

And what's even luckier, I had it while Rob is out of town and had Max all to myself (although my sister took him off my hands for a few hours yesterday).

Want the run-down?

It wasn't bad AT ALL. I have NO IDEA what all the fuss is about, it was by-far the EASIEST flu I've ever had. As long as I had motrin in me, I felt fine. Like, maybe a little tired, but otherwise fine. But the weirdest thing was that I never had the contagious symptoms: I never had a runny nose or sneezed, and I had a SLIGHT fever for all of a couple hours the first day. Like I said, definitely EASY to deal with.

And today, I feel normal again without any motrin so I think it's safe to say I survived. But I will still be quarantined (just in case) and will be taking my temperature constantly just to make sure I'm ok. And maybe we'll venture out tomorrow. (You're supposed to stay away from people 24 hours after your fever breaks and that would've been last night, but I'm being cautious)

And guess what? I STILL have NO IDEA how I got it. I don't know ANYONE who's had it, or even where it's been found. But I guess if any of you get it, I'll be patient zero. Sorry.


  1. Congratulations! I'm glad you survived. And with mild symptoms too. This exempts you from getting it again in the future - right?

  2. Jackie! So glad it turned out to be a mild case and I hope Max doesn't get it. How did you find out it was the real deal swine flu?

  3. Yikes! Glad it wasn't so bad!

  4. wow kind of anticlimactic huh? glad it wasn't too bad. hope max doesnt get it! love reading your blog :)

  5. I KNEW it! Everybody comes into work panicking that they have the swine flu, and it always turns out to be something else, and they're relieved, but I couldn't help thinking they'd be better off with the swine flu than a double ear infection or whatever it is they really have. One of our patients refuses to leave her home until the pandemic is over. She's having groceries delivered, for crying out loud. I'm glad you survived and that you're fever free!