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Flu

 

I feel like this bike looks.

Sometime on Friday I came down with the flu. I have been in bed for the past forty hours and just now am I feeling well enough to sit at my desk.

It is a bit ironic that I came down with the flu the day that I found out I could get a H1N1 vaccine if I was healthy. Looks like there is no vaccine in my future.

I have come to realize, or at least remember, that I truly hate being sick. A combination of the weakness and inability to do anything. It is just a huge waste of time. And I was plagued (I use the past tense hopefully) with extreme tiredness to the point where I could not keep my eyes open for longer then twenty minutes. There was also headaches, body aches, slightly runny nose and chills.

Luckily my roommates have all been very understanding and have helped me where I needed it, mostly in buying my some sprite and providing some herbal tea. Mostly they have been out of the house though to avoid getting sick. And I don’t blame them, for my part I have been restricting myself to my room so I don’t spread anything.

Hopefully I am over the worst of it now and this is not a temporary lull in symptoms.

 

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Health and Public Transit

Sometimes a bike does not cut it.

Sometimes a bike does not cut it.

I take the bus to the university every day and again at night to come home. Until recently I always knew to be careful of germs on the bus but it was not until this week that I become hypersensitive to the issue because I have been sick.

I do not want to spread the cold that I have, particularly today where I have been coughing quite a bit. As a person who likes systems and reasoning I have figure that I would use my left hand for covering my mouth when I cough and then use my right hand for interacting with public surfaces such bus rails and door handles. I have been coupling this with always washing my hands after taking the bus, arriving at a building and generally whenever a sink is available.

On the bus I have tried my best to not touch anything in particular the handles to hold onto while standing and the backs of seats for getting up or walking down the aisle. At first it was because I was sick but now that I started paying attention to these surfaces I don’t think I will hold onto them without washing my hands shortly after. Maybe I am turning into a germaphobe but if I can I use my forearm to stabilize myself instead of grabbing a questionable piece of metal.

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