What is it about the names of diseases. Mad Cow Disease, Swine Flu, Chicken Pox...it is enough to make someone crazy. Someone like me.
It is no secret to anyone who knows me that anxiety and I live hand in hand. We are intimately aquainted and the stock of Purell has benefited because of this relationship.
Ironically, the fragility of my preemie son had a somewhat opposite affect on my normal phobic state. Mabye it is because most things aren't really all that bad and are quite unlikely and are more annoying than anything else. That being said I still am of the more neurotic mom-types.
But I have been torn about the new H1N1 stuff. You can't hide away - not when work and daycare are real parts of your daily life. Still, the flu wouldn't be a good thing to get. So I should leverage his early birth and get the vaccine for our family right? But then they (the undefined media type they) express doubt in the vaccine's safety and effectiveness. Then I wonder if it is better to be exposed to the flu this year when it is likely to be more mild. But then there is baby goat who shouldn't get the flu.
It is an anxiety tug of war, with a big ol' mud pit of indecision in the middle.
I figure we'll probably get the vaccine but I still waffle about it.
What special plans are you making for the flu season this year, if any? And, are you planning on getting the vaccine for you or your kids?