Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Know I Haven't Been Feeling Well but Come On...

I have been sick with some pretty horrible virus that has me in the Dr's office 3 times in 3 weeks.

It started out with what I thought was a cold that turned into a sinus infection. From there I was having a hard time breathing and then had a rash develop on my stomach and chest. I thought the rash and the cold symptoms were 2 separate issues. But today my coworkers informed that they may all be connected and that I have West Nile Fever!!!!!

WTH!!!!! I never go outside how did I get West Nile Fever don't you have to be bitten by a mosquito. Oh wait that one day I was outside planting flowers and vegetables. The day I got sunburned and to be honest it was soon after that I started feeling down. But West Nile Fever what are the odds?

In Utah the odds are 0.01-0.24 for every 100,000 population. What? That doesn't even make sense. So I looked up the symptoms and I'll be damned if I my symptoms don't fit into the criteria:
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Body Aches
  • Fatigue
  • Skin Rash (occasionally)
  • Swollen lymph glands (occasionally)
  • Eye pain (occasionally)
Okay so I don't have the swollen lymph glands or eye pain but those are only occasionally but still it can't be West Nile Fever. Next I looked up where the rash is usually located if you have West Nile Fever and that's right on the stomach and chest right where mine is located.

So now thanks to the Internet (and the paranoia I inherited from my mother) I now think I have West Nile Virus.

See mom I told you I didn't have measles.


  1. You don't have west nile and I'll bet you $20 I'm right!

  2. Hey don't mock my illness :)

  3. There are some benefits to living in the land of the desert. Anyway hope you feel better.


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