Jul 06, 2009 - 2:13 pm
Last Tuesday I finally dragged my daring teenage son to the doctor for a respiratory infection that he had been nursing for about a week. The doctor did the nasal swab test. We knew in an hour or two that he had the flu (no fever, but definately type A flu). Today they called to say that he absolutely had swine flu. Great! I have missing lung tissue and don't even go around the Sunday School nursery to avoid strep and now my own son has exposed me to the flu of the decade! The good news is that he still hasn't had a fever, it was more like a bad cold with lots of nasal congestion and achy joints. The doctor just says to wash my hands a lot, eat honey, and don't go anywhere or do anything. For the next week to ten days! Except for the spoonful of honey now and then, this is not easy. He's hyper and I'm feeling shut in. I'm wondering what I should do if I come down with it. Anyone out there have to deal with the Swine flu as a lung cancer survivor?