Wordful Wednesday – The Flu

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One of the perks of having a Pharmacist for a husband is that he can administer the flu vaccine to us and we don’t have to go to the doctor.  This is sort of a moot point though, because I hate getting the flu vaccine.  Up until this year, I’ve only gotten it once before.  It was 9 years ago and I was pregnant with Garrett.  My arm was so sore for 2 weeks after I had the shot that I swore I’d never get the shot again.

This year, however, Jeff convinced me that we really should get the flu vaccine and it would be super easy because he could give it to us lick-ety-split.

And he did.

Yet we all still got the flu.

I’m never getting the flu vaccine again.

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    I haven’t gotten the vaccine in several years either. It’s kind of a crap shoot with the strain the choose I think, right? Anyway, sorry you were sick. I had it back at the end of August and it was THE. WORST. Hope everyone feels better ASAP!

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    I hope you guys get to feeling better. I will NEVER get the flu shot. I get the flu shot and we get sick. When I don’t get it we rarely get sick.

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    Oh man, that sucks. I’m sorry you guys are down and out. If it makes you feel any better (which I’m sure it won’t), I refuse to get the flu shot too.

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    LOL! My first time getting the flu shot was in college – and it was the LAST time I got one, too! It was the only time I ever got the flu and I was miserable. So I gave up on them. I’m thinking maybe my mom let me eat off the dirty floors enough times when I was a kid that that’s why I haven’t gotten it before or since. 😉 But don’t let me jinx myself…

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    You poor things, how miserable. That’s why I don’t get a flu shot – the time I tried I ended up miserably sick just from the shot, and still got sick later. So not worth it.

    Feel better soon!

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    So sorry to hear about y’all getting the flu! I’ve never had a flu shot. I detest shots anyway, but it would be my stupid luck I’d get the full-blown flu from the shot. Feel better soon! Your poor lil guy looks out cold! I love the ring he’s wearing, though 🙂

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    Well, ick. Sorry you guys are feeling yucky. I’m awful about admitting that I’m sick. Literally went to the hospital with pnuemonia last year afer a month of telling everybody I just had a little cold! Get to feeling better 🙂

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    I’ve been getting the vaccine for at least 10 years now. This is the first year I got anything close to the flu and even then it still didn’t seem like a full-fledged flu if that makes sense. So, I guess timing really does matter. The claim is it takes a good two weeks before the vaccine is fully into your system and able to prevent anything so if you get it too late (which I did, not until October) and the virus has already started circulating… Right now I still have a cough. A nasty, constant cough that I have named The Consumption.

    At the same time, I do tend to feed into the disbelief of the shot preventing anything, so there’s that. Hope everyone’s on the mend now.

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    kristin says

    Better to take your chances, I say. They kinda have to guess on the strain anyway, right?
    we never get it. of course, we don’t get vaccines either…

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    I am so sorry! I hate the flu and we are always sicker when we get the flu shot, so I refuse to get it. And I don’t get it for my kids either. One year, the way it worked out was that about half of my kids got the flu shot and the other half I never managed to take in. Wanna guess who got sick? Yup. The ones WITH the flu shot. I hope everyone is well soon!

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    I think that I went my entire life without getting a flu shot… then over 2 yrs ago I got one. The only reason that I got it was because I was pregnant and they were all worried about the swine/bird flu or something. I haven’t gotten one this year.. probably won’t either.

    I hope that you’re all feeling better.

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