Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Adjourning Sine Die

It would appear the swine flu H1N1 virus is cutting a swath through our office, which means I don't have time for my favorite activity -- blogging -- at the moment. I am taking up all the slack for all the overload work. I have all sorts of ideas for posts and no time to do them *sigh* and no time to visit my favorite blogs.

I am of two minds about the H1N1 vaccine. I believe it is probably necessary, but at the same time, I wonder how safe it is. Do I want to be on the receiving end of an "uh-oh" moment? As in ,"Uh-oh, we didn't know it had those side effects..." Maybe I'll wait.

Have a wonderful week, everyone, and don't have too much fun out there without me.

26 comments:

JeannetteLS said...

I think it is probably as safe as any flu virus... it is dead, in the first place and it was developed with the technology used for all of them. This particular time, I'm not so worried. Of course, I am in a high risk group so I am supposed to have BOTH and the clinics have lines where you cannot sit... and I cannot stand for more than five minutes... FEH.

BUT, I did write part 2 of Deliverance, and another couple of poems about healing myself. I wanted to break the tone so you'd know that I'm in here. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. You are such a gift, Jo. We miss you. Take care of YOU in this, please.

The Bug said...

Be well Jo! See you when you get back...

Country Girl said...

We had 10% of the school out today but for all sorts of reasons other than H1N1. Still, that's high for us.

Owen said...

Best wishes Jo, I hope you stay well... guess it's still going around then. Take care...

Russell said...

I noticed on the Today Show that Matt Lauer always, always and alwyas refers to the virus as swine flu. There was a doctor on recently and she kept using the term H1N1 and Lauer kept saying swine flu -- almost as if he could not use the term enough! Heh!

Here in Iowa the term swine flu is pretty much taboo - though I do hear it used by people but never on TV or the radio.

It makes no difference to me. Sort of like Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas. But I know it is an extremely sensitive term here in Iowa -- the #1 hog producing state in the country! Heh!

Take care and don't overdo it at work!

flowrgirl1 said...

stay healthy!

Brenda said...

Don't over do it! Take care.

Boutique By Bonnie said...

I've never gotten a flu vaccine - and never had the flu. But I admit I'm considering it this year because I'm traveling a lot for work. Too many strange, germy people out there!

Alissa said...

We're already in the midst of flu season here and there aren't any swine flu vaccines available to ordinary people - medical workers have received it. I was sick last week, and have some cold type symptoms this week so for all I know I have had the swine flu or the regular flu or something else entirely. Anyway, I think I'll take my chances and skip out on the vaccine whenever it does become available.

Nancy said...

Stay away from that flu - and don't work too hard!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I haven't had a flu shot in 35 years...... That was the one and only time I was vaccinated. Seven months later I gave birth to twins. Coincidence? Maybe....

Marguerite said...

All work and no play makes...... Don't work too hard, Jo! I agree with you about the vaccine.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Fun without Jo? What heresy is this? May the Force be with you as you fight Darth Flu.

the walking man said...

i thought that as kids people oour age had been exposed to this virus and that is why our group is less vulnerable to it? I think I will pass I got the seasonal one and will let this one ride.

Canarybird said...

I haven't heard of anyone with the flue yet over here but I understand it's making a headway in B.C. Take care of yourself Jo, stay healthy and don't work too hard.

I'll miss my morning read of your blog along with my cup of coffee!

Canarybird said...

Oops I meant flu not fluE. LOL.

noteither said...

i believe it matters most to have a shot than not :-)

noteither said...

... i said "most" because I think it's the most necessary thing on top of any personal decisions with regards to the prevention. we all knew that it's far more better to be vaccinated for protection than curing a viral infection. take care :-)

Maureen said...

I had it this summer and was definitely sick. Tamiflu helped but it had bad side effects too. Most of the people in NYC I know who've had it just rode it out. Lots of Advil and water and sleep. Oh, and eat, helps bring the fever down.

Carla said...

I've NEVER gotten a flu shot and I'm not going to start now.

Take care Jo!

Charles Gramlich said...

So far I don't know anyone who has had the flu. It doesn't seem big down here.

JoMo said...

It's hitting hard around Metro Van for sure. Take Care & don't work too hard :)
Jo

Land of shimp said...

Take care and be well, Jo! You know, I'm not certain about the vaccine either, but right now it's a moot point as it isn't available in my area for anyone outside of the high risk group :-)

The funny thing is that this outbreak really doesn't seem all that different from most cold and flu seasons. Wherever I go, people are horking up a lung or two, as per usual when the winter starts to set in.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I don't take flu shots myself after a particularly unpleasant experience many years ago. Be well, take good care of yourself and don't worry - the fun will wait for your return.

Cedar said...

I never get a flu shot. You get the flu you are sick for a week and you go back to work. You get a shot, who knows what is in it. My Doctor hates it when she asks me to get a flu shot and I say I don't believe in it. I know one of these years the flu is going to knock me on my can, but the last 20 years or so, not so much.

Jo said...

Thank you everyone..!!! I am able to take a little bit of a breather today. Thank goodness...!