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A while ago I wrote a post about my experience with phlegm and how it helped me eliminate respirology as a potential career. A follow-up post linked to a site that included a color choice labeled 'phlegm' and how I disagreed with the color choice. It was, as you can imagine, just a joke, but these posts have been some of my most looked up posts of all time. All last winter I would get regular visits from anxious people the world around trying to figure out if I could help them diagnose what they were harking out. I couldn't. The visits dwindled out throughout the summer and I thought that was the end of it. I didn't mind. It was a bit rude that one of my most successful posts had nothing to do with rheumatology.
But then came the fall and the visitors returned. I realized that it coincided with the onset of H1N1 in the USA and sure enough, the numbers of visitors continues to rise. It seems that my post is an H1N1 meter.
Fair enough. I guess even rheumatologists and others interested in rheumatology get a cough now and again and their phlegm conundrum might lead them to this site. All the better. As for me, well I got my vaccine this week so I'm hoping my own sputum will remain pristine. Mind you, a week in bed might have increased my posting productivity.