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The last four months have had enough adventures and pain to write many chapters, but in summary it's starting to make me snicker a bit...oh well, I won't go into to much detail. Today I fell on my knee on the sidewalk, so I may be in for it with that, but I put an ice pack on it (and my hip and back) and I'm taking it as easy as possible today. So far it's feeling fine other than the bruise, so I'm crossing my fingers and avoiding the avoids.
I went into the doctor yesterday for my 6 week follow up exam. When I got there I realized I should have gone in sooner before the flu outbreak, but I was relieved I had at least cancelled my sons' appointments. Everyone else in the full waiting room was coughing and looked miserable. I had already gone to great effort to get there and arrange a babysitter, so I stayed, but used up a small bottle of purell while there. My doctor said they had 8 confirmed cases already that day by 11 am. He also said not to bring my boys in for anything that can wait until after the outbreak. (I was hoping to postpone the baby's immunizations anyway, which ones he'll be getting) So far I don't seem to have caught it yesterday. Last year's flu season wasn't this bad, but I'd rather avoid this one. My mom called later in the day because some relatives came down with it soon after Christmas and she was afraid the baby's stuffy nose meant we were getting it too, but nope, we're fine.
The appointment went well, and I cleaned up and showered thoroughly when I got home, before touching anyone or anything. We're now hitting the elderberry more, and staying out of public places as much as possible. I've stocked up on the homeopathic flu remedy you can now get everywhere, including Costco. So, I think we're prepared.