I feel like a two-bit hooker when I call my doctor every few days to see if the H1N1 vaccine is in yet; it isn't. The assure me that I'm not bothering them and to continue calling, but they're dealing with lots of sick people and I don't want to take them away from their work. Meanwhile our older grand daughter has just been diagnosed with a mild case of the virus. Still scary though as we brace to see if it goes through the rest of the family. I understand the priority list: pregnant women (for some reason H1N1 is often fatal when contracted by women in the third trimester), small children, health care workers, aged, then people with chronic diseases. This only makes sense. Rumor has it, though, that a lot of the vaccine is going to prisons. I hope that's not true. Protection of prison personnel is necessary; protection of prisoners -- that just angers me.
A laudable decision was made to innoculate all the students in our 12 county high schools -- about 150,000 kids -- a significant number in our community. This should help, while the rest of us continue to wash our hands, stay home when we're sick, and use lots of Clorox wipes. Meanwhile, I'm still calling the doctor...
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.