It turns out that I did not have to worry about all of those diseased people on the airplanes or of not having my H1N1 vaccine in time after all. I got a cold from the very person who I was risking the flights to go see. I got a cold from my beloved son. When we first got there, he was sneezing and tired. Before we left, Heather was sneezing. A few days after we got home, both Gary and I began sneezing. I would say that is reliable enough data to point out the source. It was actually very interesting to be able to have such a direct comparison between Gary and my immune systems. His symptoms hit about one day before mine and peaked earlier. Mine dragged on for about 2-3 days past his. So all in all, I was pleased with my own immune response. It was just a little worse than Gary's, in time and the same in severity of the illness. I was worried that I might run a fever and then have to worry about H1N1, but that never happened and I avoided anything with a fever suppressor that might mask the presence of one.
I went to work, but babied myself as much as possible. It is almost like being pregnant, worrying about taking care of the islet cells. I would hate to lose them because of an illness.
My blood sugars shifted upward during the cold, but are coming back down now.
I was able to get my H1N1 shot yesterday, so I am all set with that.
My coworkers and I were the H1N1 virus for our halloween. We work in the microbiology Department. We won for best group costumes. I can't believe that I finally got them to dress as pigs!