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Thursday, March 08, 2018
I Got the Shot. Did the flu get you? #feelingsick #readromance #mystereybook
Every year in the fall, I go to the pharmacy and get a flu shot. I've been doing this for many years and I always get the four-strain variety, hoping I would get the best coverage. I could count on one hand how many times I have had the flu--not even five. But the most significant year was when my entire family had been struck over Christmas. I determined "never again."
I am/was easily susceptible to bronchitis and pneumonia. My first big bout was at age 9 when I'd finished Field Day at school, came home and laid down. My mom woke me and said I had a fever. Then the coughing began. I nearly had double pneumonia, meaning in both lungs. I missed a month of school, got large shots every day at the doctor, and more drugs for at home. I was one sick kid.
Over the years, I'd had walking pneumonia, regular three times after having my second son, and bronchitis. I became close friends with Mucinex and Tesalon pearls. A friend suggested the pneumonia shot. I had it and haven't been sick since.
Then I started the flu shots. Again, magic and no sickness. Until THIS YEAR.
Right before Christmas, I did not feel well. My eyes burned. I was chilled. Just plain lousy. For two days, I stayed in bed. Then I did better, mostly tired. I believe I had a mild case of the flu.
People began talking about catching something despite having had the flu shot. Turns out, this year's shot missed the mark. Schools closed. Hospitals were overloaded. People wore masks. There were some deaths.
For me--I will still get a shot even though I got the flu. Two days of sickness are a whole lot better than days on end of sickness.
Dear Readers: Did you get the flu shot and the flu?
So what helped me through? Of course, lots of TV and reading!!! Right now, Murder & Mayhem, an e-boxed set, which includes my humorous romantic mystery, Temporarily Employed, is available at a fabulous price. Find the fun at: Amazon