What to say what to say

What to say what to say. Well you would have thought that for the last two days I would have made some progress. I would have more words written down since I spent the last two days in bed sick, sick and more sick. I’m not really sure that I feel better now but I’m tired of being sick so I am going to give today a go regardless of the yuck.

The only good thing I can say about being sick and having kids that are a little older is that they are willing to take care of their mum. To bring me a cup of steaming hot chocolate or just to check on how I am doing in the middle of the afternoon.  I feel blessed to have them in more ways than this though.  They are wonderful.

The sickness I have narrowed down to food poisoning. Greek yogurt seems to be the culprit. I had a sense when I ate it to that the whole situation wasn’t going to turn out good and 3 days later I am still sick as a dog. Although, I am not quite sure what dogs has to do with it or ever did.

Well there are some statistics on the matter and now I am one. Yeppie,  Fortunately, I don’t think I am going to die over this, but continuing to be sick through the weekend may be a huge possibility.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/Vol5no5/mead.htm

To better quantify the impact of foodborne diseases on health in the United States, we compiled and analyzed information from multiple surveillance systems and other sources. We estimate that foodborne diseases cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. Known pathogens account for an estimated 14 million illnesses, 60,000 hospitalizations, and 1,800 deaths. Three pathogens, Salmonella, Listeria, and Toxoplasma, are responsible for 1,500 deaths each year, more than 75% of those caused by known pathogens, while unknown agents account for the remaining 62 million illnesses, 265,000 hospitalizations, and 3,200 deaths. Overall, foodborne diseases appear to cause more illnesses but fewer deaths than previously estimated.

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