Update: The epidural went without a hitch so far. Neck hurts – aches and stabs by turns. Everything is bound up tight inside, that’s for sure. Keep your extremities crossed.
Found a good article today. Cruel Wife is 5’1″ tall – maybe she’ll want to do this. What’s 9 months of agony, she’s had two kids, right? Breaking your legs to grow taller. I don’t know that I want her any taller – she makes a great armrest when we’re waiting in line and I get tired.
Well it seems that perhaps the media, the UN, and a number of other countries <cough europeans cough> might have overreacted just a hair.
As the reports have been saying all along, outside of Mexico the flu seems to be quite mild. Even in Mexico there’s been question as to how many deaths were truly from the flu.
… the current outbreak of the H1N1 virus, which emerged in San Diego and southern Mexico late last month, may not even do as much damage as the run-of-the-mill flu outbreaks that occur each winter without much fanfare.
This virus doesn’t have anywhere near the capacity to kill like the 1918 virus,” which claimed an estimated 50 million victims worldwide, said Richard Webby, a leading influenza virologist…
I suppose anything is possible but you have to wonder: why would it be harder on a person who got sick with it there than it would be on a person who got it there and then went home to the US? There’s either a damn good reason or there’s none at all.
Let’s throw out some examples of hysteria:
Really, it’s considered mild. Really. Death toll is not going to be oodles and oodles of in-their-prime individuals. This is like any other flu season. Why the panic? Yes, it’s too bad that there will be deaths, but where was the panic this last winter when the regular flu was going around?
Ultimately pants-wetters out there shouldn’t let facts get in their way. Let’s go nuts and invoke cartloads of conspiracy theories on top of the normal hysterical theatrics.