I’ve read about 20 blogs through ICLW. Found this link on a comment on Getting There’s blog. The article from Resolve addresses the fallout of infertility for family and friends. I hadn’t read it before. I skimmed through it quickly (I lived it so looking back was a bit discomforting). I snorted a lot and head bobbed. A very good article. Mmm, I wonder why fertility clinics don’t hand it out, it is after all a place where you spend a great deal of time….. oh, I know why – cause it’s depressing! I’m am so sorry, take this article and can you go out the back door please? Please come again with better eggs/sperm!
Also, another article on RELAXING. I’m sure fertility clinics sponsored this study. So helpful. That’s why new clinics are starting up with acupuncture and wellness programs. Ka-ching! Okay, I’m not saying they don’t work, cause they do. I just kinda tweaked on the headline of just relax. It brought out the bitter betty in me.
In other news, what’s with this H1N1 eh? I went to pick up my mum on Tuesday and take her to see my friend’s spanking new baby and there was a notice on the door about not coming in due to flu like symptoms. So I called the nurse on my cell for an update. There was no definitive news but he said it would be best not to come in until they knew more and as I was on my way to the maternity ward, I felt it would be best to not go in.
And then for the first time, I considered getting the vaccine. Cause I thought it’s either I don’t see my mum or I don’t see my friend and her baby for the next 3 months. I don’t want to be responsible for making my friend sick (not sure if she knows a young mother in Abbotsford died or not and I’m not telling her). Her and her entire family are germophobes. Her mother showed up at the hospital wearing an ozone thing around her neck. It was the size of a pager. Now I did wear gloves and a mask once when my mum’s had a Norwalk virus outbreak, but I still went to see her when she was sick to check on her. Nobody was gonna keep me from my momma. But, come on, I didn’t see any doctors running around in hazmat suits with yellow caution tape on the hospital doors.
Crap, I do not want to get this vaccine. I put enough toxins in my body. Now, I’m not anti-vaccine at all, but when it comes to flu shots, I’ve never felt the urgent need to get one. My mum lives in residential care, so they all get one anyway. Their vaccinations don’t start until next week. I’ve gone in there before during the regular flu/Norwalk virus outbreaks, and with the regular precautions like washing my hands, I’ve never gotten the flu. I’ve had bad colds in my life, but never the flu. I don’t know why, I don’t wish to provoke the flu gods, but the upside of being perpetually underemployed is that I don’t come into contact with a lot of hacking, sneezing people who leave their germs on the phones or doorknobs. Though, recently this year, I’ve gone back to wearing contacts (cause I broke my glasses) so my fingers are in my eyes more than usual. Oh, man. I’m getting glasses.
I just called the home and it’s confirmed that it’s not the H1N1, and the flu is not on their floor anyway. Frankly, it could just be a common cold, but they are always cautious. They’re just keeping the residents inside and just making visitors use antiseptic hand gel.
See, there is always something for me to worry about. Now where is my mask?