Saturday, November 7, 2009


Yup, I've got it. I'm sick as hell and it hit me out of nowhere. I woke up feeling fine yesterday but with a headache and by three o'clock yesterday afternoon my chest was burning and I started coughing. Today when I got up, I noticed my lungs were feeling horribly tight and I was having trouble breathing so I went to the walk in clinic. Within minutes I had a surgical mask slapped on my face and I was being ushered into the washroom to wash my hands and then disinfect them with isogel. We had been on the waiting list to get vaccinated because I'm in the high risk group being in my thirties and having asthma but the doctor's office never called. So I've got it, I'm pretty sure Shane and the kids have both had it, at least Lorelei because she had three days of fever and now she's got the cough. Nevertheless, the walk in clinic had me call the house and get Shane to bring the girls down to get them vaccinated right away. So they've had their shots, I'm currently on Tamiflu and antibiotics plus a couple of inhalers and we're still waiting to get our shots. It's horrible, I feel awful right now. I'm exhausted and hot and coughing like crazy. Get your vaccinations, seriously, you don't want this flu.


  1. Oh Margaret, Im so sorry. I hope you get better soon. I didn't want to get one, but I crumbled and let my OB give me the vaccine Thursday. At least in two weeks, I don't have to worry about catching it from my students. Now, I just hope there was nothing in there that will harm my pregnancy. Healthy vibes to you!

  2. Margaret, that's awful. I've been outting off calling about the vaccine. Ivy needs one as she got the regular flu last year.
    It;s such bad timing honey.
    You rest up and get better.

  3. Margaret, i'm sorry you are sick. I'm glad you are on meds though and resting as much as you can. I hope you feel better soon. *hugs*

  4. I am sorry you are sick, but am really glad the girls are fine. Safe cyber hugssss.

  5. oh man. Sending you many, many get well wishes.

  6. Margaret,
    I was trying to email you but can't seem to figure out how to do that. I'm missing something, I think!
    Anyway, I think that tomorrow is your twins' birthday and I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. I know this is so hard-I'm only at 7 months, so I can't imagine. But I wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and your family, and Calvin espec.
    I'm so sorry that you have this nasty, nasty sickness.

  7. Hi Margaret,
    I found your blog somehow, and live in BC as well... we have lost two daughters... Rachel in 2003 and Amryn in 2008.
    Yesterday was Amryn's birthday, and I'm having a difficult time. Do you ever get together with other Moms who have lost children?

  8. Thinking of you and hoping you're better soon. Our youngest is sick with H1N1 - diagnosed Sunday - and now I'm sick. Groan. We were up for the free vaccine this week. Darn it!!