Friday, October 23, 2009

Pigs are flying

Why couldn't they call Swine Flu something cuter than "Swine Flu"?  It hasn't been any fun telling people that I got "Swine Flu", so I started to say that the pigs are flying at my house, or I am grunting like a little pig.  Because of the seriousness of swine flu nobody thought I was funny, oh well, I still do. :)  Yes, for those who haven't heard I some how got swine flu.  Now before you all send me posts asking if I am alright, you know I am because I am posting now.  The funny thing is I was debating on getting the H1N1 vac. for about the past 3 months.  Many people were telling me I should get the vac. others were saying it hasn't been fully tested who knows what it will do to your baby.  I was going back and forth and finally on Tuesday I decided that I was going to get the shot at my next doctors appointment, which was on Thursday.  I must have waited too long because I came down with swine flu on Tuesday--go figure.  If you had asked me how I felt that day I would have said I understood why they call it swine flu--because you feel like a herd of ugly, smelly, fatty swine have just trampled you on their way to a 7 course meal.  Tuesday was definitely my worst day--but after that day I haven't felt all that bad.  I do have to give all the credit to Heavenly Father on that.  On Monday, before I started flying with the piggies, I had the feeling that I needed to look up the symptoms of Swine Flu.  Thanks to the wonders of the internet it only took a few minutes.  Because I followed that feeling when I started to feel yucky the next day I knew exactly what was going on and I was at the doctors office before I spiked a fever.  I was able to get on the meds right as I came down with the flu, and that has made all the difference.  I also feel that because of many people praying for me and the baby the flu was tempered so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.  My testimony of prayer and the fact that the Lord is watching out for me really grew this week.  I am also greatful for the blessing we have of the Holy Ghost which can prompt us and give us feelings of things we can to do protect ourselves and our families.  Things would have been different if I hadn't felt that prompting on Monday, I probably would have suffered a lot more.  Sometimes I think we suffer a lot more then is needful because we are unwilling to listen or not tuned in properly.  We have so many things going on in our lives that we have a tough time stopping just to listen.  During the past three days I have had the opportunity to read most of 1st Nephi and part of 2nd Nephi, there are some beautiful promises and verses in Nephi, if we could just remember and apply all the wonderful gems that Nephi and Lehi are teaching just think about how much better our lives would be.  We truly are blessed to have the scriptures at our fingertips. 


  1. Your story reminded me of the Israelites, and how, if they would simply look at the brass serpent they would live. Perhaps they weren't fiery flying serpents...maybe they were being bitten by really skinny flying pigs. :P

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better. Dang those little piggies!! I ran across your blog strange!! Love you!!