Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I'm not a hypochondriac in any way. I don't even know when the last time I went to the Doctor was. But I suppose I am slightly anxiety prone, and hearing the word Pandemic every day... honestly FREAKS ME OUT! Just a little. And I haven't quite figured out why. I mean statistically I have more of a chance of getting in a car accident, then I do of dying from the pig flu, and I know this and I realize this.. but somewhere in the back of my head theres a unreasonable panic about it all. Not a huge panic, I haven't pulled my kids out of school and become a shut in or anything like that. But yesterday when I went to the store grocery shopping, I kept my distance. And then my imagination really started whirling, because Kasey coughed (which she has been doing for over a week as she does every allergy season) and I felt others eyes boring into my very skin... although there was not even anyone in the same isle as me. I'm a freak, I admit it, and I embrace it most of the time... but I honestly don't think my paranoia is getting me anywhere today. I've joined the rest of the crazies. But when it comes right down to it, it's not the flu itself that scares me, it's the idea of something I can't control, something I can't control totally, a harm that I can't keep from my children. I hate that kind of stuff, I hate the unknown. Unknown=Fear, and I do not like feeling afraid. So there you have it my take and silliness on the headlines of today.