'Tis the Season...............Flu (and Allergy) season, that is.
byon 01-01-2013 at 03:28 AM (818 Views)
World travel has made it possible for us to spread friendship AND all kinds of germs to each other--this obviously presents a problem--from flu to global pandemics. Since the powers that be have declared that the flu season is winding down, and allergies are forever, I will continue to focus on viral health threats as they emerge.
We started with the vile norovirus. Allergy discussion appears to be starting at the bottom of page 2, if you are interested.
If not, then gross but vital information about the flu and the norovirus is still below. Sounds suspiciously like what attacked me last year in February. I think my Grandson might have brought home a cousin of the norovirus (rotovirus) from school. It was the worst 6-8 hours of my life--worse than childbirth, if you can believe that. I was even using the Lamaze breathing techniques through the cramps before another round hit me. Suffice it to say, sitting on the toilet holding a bucket is NO fun.
The most alarming fact in this article is how easy it is to spread the virus and how long it lives on surfaces....despite disinfection and hand sanitizer.
All I can add is BEWARE!!!!!
I will consider this public service announcement my first good deed of the New Year--even though I am posting a tad early.
Feel free to add pictures or your own virus horror stories. Hopefully someone will gain from our pain!
PS The only good thing that came from the virus was that it was an effective way to lose weight. You can't even look at food for weeks! It has almost been a year, and I STILL can't eat that last meal I had on my stomach!