But the level of ignorance required to assert that ”the flu won’t kill you” is astounding.
The last two times I got the flu I ended up in the ER. To survive I had to receive oxygen therapy, take three different steroids (nebulizer, injected, and oral), and a course of antibiotics. And I was still sick for 3 months afterwards with secondary bronchitis.
So yeah, the flu can, in fact, kill me. Just like it kills thousands of people each year. kthxbye.
Srsly, every time I make plans to do something social (like say seeing the fireworks with my coworkers, baby sis, and her family), I end up being too sick to go.
That I’m always sick may have something to do with it.
Walking around in this heat isn’t really an option, what with my lungs freaking out the way they are… So no fireworks for me. Instead it’ll be another night hanging out with the dogs, watching Avatar reruns, munching on tortillas and salsa :-P
I'm not gonna go to the doctor just yet. I still have most of the meds left from last time I had bronchitis. I'll just take those and see how I do.
Clinic manager and vet assistant:
*flail* that means you didn't finish them last time! Abx resistance! Abx resistance! You're a tech you know better! *flail*
No, no, guys! I finished my abx and the pred. It's the PRN stuff I have left -- albuterol, benzos, and hydrocodone.
*sigh of relief* oh ok then
Woo! Sounds like a party at Heather's house! :-D