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Ringing in the ears

Posted Jul 31 2009 11:40am

The phone started ringing again last night. I didn't answer it but I will be changing my number today. This person has problems and I need to protect myself.

It may be the stress but I think I have a cold. This year I've started to have more 'normal' symptoms when I get a virus. I have a headache, stuffy nose, feeling hot, and a gland in my neck is pinging. But you know what I'm thinking don't you? Oink oink.

It's odd but for two nights in a row I dreamt I had swine flu. Maybe it was Bodymind sending me a message. At the time I thought it was a symbolic message about 'swine' in my life. (My daughter has been rowing with her Dad recently). But it may have been more prosaic than that.

I read yesterday that there has been a 50% rise in calls to NHS direct about swine flu. This was following the death of a child from the disease. At the moment, you are no more likely to die from the current outbreak than you are from a normal winter flu bug. But people are worried - and I must admit that I am too. Of course, the worry increases my stress levels, and therefore, symptoms increase. It's a viscious circle.

So today I must put myself on slow running. No shopping, no shelf painting, no unpacking boxes. I do have last night's washing up to do but I think this may be what I call a "Diagnosis Murder" day. Which means I'll be watching tv this afternoon.

I did the 'coming out in rashers' joke before but I'll let you know if it happens.
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