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Sicky Girl Update

Since Thursday morning, I’ve been put through the flu wringer. Hot and cold sweats, achy ears and head, many boxes of tissues…the whole deal. After nearly 2 days of almost solid sleep, vitamins, flu meds and chicken soup provided by my sweet honey, I am recovering nicely.

The flu always makes me feel like I’m going through an intense spiritual cleanse, like every one of my cells is wringing out toxins. Which is interesting considering that on Monday evening this week, I finally let loose at S and directed my long held anger at her. The feeling of release was a totally pleasant surprise. And a few days later, I’m cleansing…? Mmmmm..makes you think, doesn’t it.

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Sicky Girl

I’m coming down with something 😦 .
Clogged and achy sinus’, running nose, headache, sore ears….probably just a head cold, hopefully not the flu. Fast going through a box of tissues.

In the meantime someone sent me this link to WhoisSick.org. What a novel concept! Their blog describes the site as:

whoissick provides local (down to the zip code level), timely (within a day), and broad (many different symptoms, not just the flu) sickness information. Some typical use cases for a user would be

  1. I am feeling a little sick and want to check what sicknesses are going around in my local area – probably within 10 or 20 miles from where I live or work.
  2. I am traveling to another area of the country and want to know if there are sicknesses going around that I need to be careful of
  3. I live in an area where I notice lots of people getting sick, so in preparation, I can take an AirBorne or vitamins to prevent catching anything

To date, the only way to get information like this is probably to call multiple places (hospitals, doctors, clinics, schools, etc) and ask what is currently going around. Not very organized or efficient.

We hope to change this.

It’s fun, but I’m not convinced it’s achieving it’s purpose yet, as only about 5 people are sick in my zip code.

Gotta run out and get some lurgy preparations.

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