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Ugh!

So I haven't been updating much lately because I've been really sick. I’ve caught something, probably from the school, that has resulted in a red, sore throat, some swelling in the ears (gotta love that dizziness), some incredibly intense headaches, hot and cold sweats and not to mention the fever I had yesterday! I can hardly swallow and had aches and pains all over from being feverish. I’ve already missed almost a whole week of my new job. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not shedding any tears about missing work. I learned many years ago that my health is WAY more important than any job and I definitely wouldn’t want to get anyone else sick. I would not wish this bug on my worst enemy… okay, maybe my WORST enemy! Just kidding. In any case, I went to the health clinic to get myself checked out (hence why I know that there’s swelling in my ears) and they pretty much told me that I’m probably getting sick so much because my immune system is pretty much stretched to the limit. The reason why it’s stretched so thin? I’m allergic to cats and in my infinite wisdom I decided to adopt one several years ago. By constantly having my immune system trying to fight off the cat allergy (which I thought I’d just gotten rid of) I’m using up almost all of my immune “reserve” I have very little left to fight of any bugs/viruses/infections that head my way. So I have to be more careful around Rusty and keep him out of the bedroom. I have to be very careful to wash my hands right away if I’ve been touching him and either avoid places where he sits or put a cover on that I can remove when I want to sit down so I don’t get the dander on me. It’s definitely going to mean some big adjustments for all of us but if it does the trick then that’s what we’ll have to do.

I really hate being sick.
OH man I'm sorry you're so sick! :( I hope you get better soon.
Mike is probably in the same boat in regards to the cat allergy situation. Its really tricky. I think when we move we're going to look for a place with hard wood floors to at least cut down on the allergen build up.

I tried calling you guys yesterday but no one answered and there was no machine. Your number didn't happen to change when you moved houses did it?
Apparently someone *cough* Brody *cough* unplugged the phone cord that was plugged into the answering maching so he could go online and didn't plug it back in. *shakes head*