It freaks me out. Seriously.
I can't honestly remember the last time I got the flu. Maybe when I was 6 or 7. I don't get seasonal flu shots. I just don't normally care that much. But I've been paying attention and I scoffed last week when certain news feeds were thinking that pregnant women MAY get on the priority list (implying that they probably won't) for the vaccine. I knew that quite a few pregnant women had died from it and to me it seemed like they should get a ticket to the front of the friggin line.
Apparently the experts agreed with me today. Good. I'm happier, but still freaked.
I keep thinking about telling my office that I'm pregnant and in my head I'm just shouting at all of them to NOT KILL ME OR MY BABY!
Every year, the parents in the office bring theirs kids' illnesses to work. Yes, they work sick. Thanks jerks. And of course, I'm freaked about CMV too.
Anyhow, I'm writing an email to New Boss that corporate needs to issue a statement that you need to stay home if you are sick or caring for someone that is sick and if you don't comply you will be sent home immediately. This needs to be crystal clear because school starts up again pronto.
I fully intend to get a vaccine (and yes, the risk of taking a rushed vaccine freaks me too), but I don't know when the vaccines will be available around here and that they won't run out before I can get one and I sure as hell don't want one of my workaholic coworkers coming in here and sickening everyone/me.
So I haven't sent this email yet. I want too, but it doesn't really make as much sense unless I tell my boss that I'm pregnant. Which I intend to do soon, but probably not for another week and I need to be placated now! Also, I think I will get heard a lot better if I tell him that I'm pregnant. It's one thing to be paranoid Amanda (always bitching about food safety and hand washing, I'm such a drag), it's another thing to be a member of a group where 6 out of 34 have died.
Does this freak anyone else as much as it does me? Does it make you worry about TTC right now?