So I turned 25 in September. My birthday is September 23. I was so excited because about a week before my birthday rolled around Sophia surprised me with the news that she got 2 tickets to see Wicked in Seattle for my birthday. Of course this was too good to be true as I love the production Wicked. I saw it in London a couple of summers ago with good friend Ryan Ward. I think Sophia has listened to the soundtrack numerous times as it is always a favorite of mine to listen to at work and in the car.
The first problem we had with Wicked was the football conflict. Wednesday night for football Varsity and JV practice under the lights up at Pete’s Pool at 7:00 PM. This was not going to be any other Wednesday practice either, it was the Wednesday night practice before we took on #1 Lakes. The tickets were for Wednesday night, but I made the sacrifice and made the arrangements to miss practice to go on a date with my wife.
As Wednesday was approaching things did not get good in the Gamblin home. I missed work on Tuesday because I was sick and I joined Sophia on the couch as we both where under the weather. Sophia continued to bother me through out the day that our thermometer was broken and she wanted to know what her fever was up to. Late Tuesday night I went to the store to get Sophia a thermometer. Sophia had a temperature of over 103 degrees which freaked us both out. So we went to the Emergency Room. While we were in the hospital Sophia’s temperature dropped and they did some tests. To the excitement of the nurses at the hospital that Sophia was the first case of Swine Flu the hospital had seen! I have never been so proud, haha! As the nurses were excited, Sophia was not to thrilled nor was I.
OK, I think everyone in the world knows what swine flu is. People have gone crazy about this flu, acting like it is the black plague. While at the hospital they gave us a sheet on what Swine Flu is all about. Swine Flu is really just Influenza A. Influenza A is a contagious respiratory illness affecting pigs, but is now being spread from person to person. Symptoms are similar to regular human flu. The flu spreads in respiratory droplets that are propelled through the air by coughing or sneezing. A person may become infected by touching something with a virus on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
Here are some of the symptoms:
Fever, Headache, Tiredness, Cough, Sore Throat, Runny Nose, Body Aches.
I thought you would like the Wikipedia or complete copy of the form the hospital gave us. The This flu was nasty and it kicked our butts here in the Gamblin house. As my birthday rolled around Sophia and I were left paralyzed on the coach feeling miserable. We were unable to go see Wicked that night, so we passed along the tickets to Sophia’s sister and boyfriend. My birthday and the days after were spent with both of us with no energy and laying on the couch watching ESPN and HBO on demand.
We are finally back to health but man that flu really sucked!