Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Depressed, Swine Flu , And Life
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This has been a depressing few days for me . ! First Khadijateri losses her brother . Then several other people we know have lost loved ones this past week . It's like one funeral after another . Then it is the anniversary of my son's death and my sister too . This always depresses me . But on the bright side , it is my youngest daughter's anniversary today . There is always balance in Life , you just have to look for it .
My sometimes sane friend called me in hysterics the other day convinced that her youngest son had Swine flu , other wise known as the H1N1 , Type A flu . Sounds like Prince's new name , huh ? Anyway , I never was able to convince her that he just had the flu that everyone else in Tripoli has .
The next day she calls me to tell me she is sure she is dying from this flu , since she is now running a fever as well and called me to say good bye before she died ! She said there wasn't a box of Tampiflu ( however it is spelled ) to be found anywhere in the country, not for love or money ! We were DOOMED !!!!! OMG ! I spoke to her a few minutes ago and she had to admit she is STILL in the land of the Living , much to her regret ! And improving ! I just wanted to thank CNN News for causing her induced hysteria over the pandemic spreed of the flu from their moment by moment broadcasts .
When Moe and I went grocery shopping Saturday . I was amazed at HOW MANY people had the cold/ flu ! EVERYONE was sneezing ,coughing ,snuffling into their sleeves , Kleenexes , or handkerchief . Everyone ! Everywhere ! No where was safe from it . But on the plus side , more and more people where trying to be hygienic about it , washing their hands and using hand wipes I noticed .The butcher was wearing gloves . I nearly fainted .
But it is just the flu and nothing else . I read somewhere that they are screening at the Tripoli airport for people that are running fevers and that are unwell . So , be forewarned if you are traveling here soon .Your body temperature is being scanned .