This week, I had a tooth extracted, and a couple of days afterwards I came down with fever, cough and other flu symptoms. I feel miserable and I've been driving myself crazy worrying it could be some sort of systemic infection related to the tooth, although both my dentist and my GP were completely unconcerned. I've spent some three days taking my temperature every hour or so, and googling complications of dental extractions.
To top it up, last night, my partner served our dinner with a plastic spatula I had used to turn raw chicken, without washing it! I felt sick to my stomach finding out, but it was too late, I had already eaten. Now I'm thinking I got food poisoning with campylobacter, which is pretty deadly in itself but in my current weakened state would be even more horrible. I google death rates for campylobacter and feel that my life is over and I'm gonna die. The incubation period is five days, and I don't know how I'm going to live waiting for five days to find out if I'm ill or not, especially because there is nothing I can do, and I can't think of anything else. :( I cannot calm down at all. I threw up my dinner during the night because of nerves.
I don't know what to do and at the moment I just feel that I cannot cope anymore. Please help :(