April 30th, 2009 by

Swine flu, head lice, and other strange thoughts

Sorry I am talking about my insanity again but I sometimes run out of ideas to blog about and well since every third post on JM at the moment seem to be about the swine flu, I thought the blog might need one too.  I have decided that I am not leaving the house until this pandemic or whatever we are calling it is over.  I already have enough problems with illness psychosis that I don’t need anything else to worry about.  Yet, like every other Googler I worry.

I was indeed one of the thousands of people searching frantically to find out what the symptoms of swine flu were.  I am sure my searching contributed to this week’s most popular search term, swine flu symptoms.  I am not sure how I could have possibly gotten the swine flu, but it was important for me to know the symptoms just in case.  I still don’t really know how you distinguish swine flu symptoms from any other flu symptoms but if I start doing a lot of coughing, sniffling, or sneezing I will let you know.  I do know that Michigan has a confirmed case of swine flu.  Fortunately, it is miles from me.  I will just stay in my house and hibernate for now.

I am just a bit of a paranoid person.  Yesterday as I was jotting down ideas of things to possibly blog about, I started feeling itchy.  Then I flashed back to this case of head lice my sister and I had as kids.  For all you lucky ducks who have never had it, don’t judge.  When I was growing up several schools had such bad infestations of head lice that they had to close a few schools down to get rid of it.  I think 2/3rds of the kids had it or something crazy like that and sis and I were two of them.  It was a total pain in the butt to get rid of and I still remember the creepy little critters.  Now every time I feel the slightest little scalp tingling I get the flash back and start inspecting my hair for those pesky head lice.  Did I gross you out yet?  Sorry… the swine flu paranoia just brought back bad memories from childhood.  Not that I think that head lice is in any way as serious of an issue as the swine flu but that is just how my brain works.

So are you gals going to hide under a rock with me until this swine flu crisis is over?  Or am I the only paranoid one?

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2 Responses to “Swine flu, head lice, and other strange thoughts”

  1. avatar Angela says:

    Ugh, I’m worried about the swine flu too. As far as the lice go, I feel your pain. I haven’t had them *knock on wood* but DD got them CHRONICALLY… for about 2 years.. and I think, I hope, I PRAY that we’ve gotten rid of them finally!

  2. Hey….having lice as a kid can have a big impact on how you look at current medical crisis. Some of us aren’t totally grossed out by the lice thing by the way. Just one of the many things we humans contact and get over.

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