My dad called me a little while ago, asking me if I was feeling okay. The news of the severe flu outbreak has him a little freaked out and he instructed me to get plenty and see the doctor immediately if I start feeling sick. Of course, I’m feeling fine, but I’ll admit that I’m a bit uneasy. One of my nurses was coughing and hacking a few days ago, which made me cringe. As much as I would like to isolate myself for the next few months, that’s not realistic. All I can do is hope that the flu shot will keep me healthy until the outbreak passes.