Feeling a tad under the weather today - viral pharyngitis - doc gave me a gargle to use to reduce symptoms and opportunistic infections.
First thing the doc asks? "What do you think to this swine flu then? How will it affect you?"
"Well, doc, it's been suggested, although it's far from clear, that my crappy immune system might mean I don't have the same sort of problems that healthier people with normal immune response will get."
"Hmmmm," he says. He also said that he has two child patients with a PID on his books (bear in mind most GPs will see 1 PID patient in their career).
Towards the end of the consultation, after he's peered into my ears and down my throat, confirming what I already told him, I add to my original reply.
"When someone can sneeze in Airdrie and infect me in Sheppey, I'll start worrying about it."
Mind you, imagine what that would mean for the space in between Airdrie and Sheppey! I mean, that's a lot of snot...