Flu Shot

Yeah, I got one last week. The nurse wouldn’t give one to a co-worker with a cold. She said the shot lowers your immune system and if you have a cold you’ll get worse.  Well, that explains all the people who get sick after they get the shot. Their immune system must have already been low and they must have already been sickening.  The shot just hastens it. Or if your system is just weak, whoever has a bug can give it to you much easier after you have the shot.

So my co-worker with his cold stood next to me and found out he couldn’t get the shot. I sat down, got the shot and obviously breathed in his germs or something because voila! I have a cold. Sniffles, sore throat, croaky voice, cough, and a fever. Unpleasant to say the least. And I’m joking about my co-worker getting me sick. I’ve been run down for weeks because of stress. I’m sure it wouldn’t have taken much to get me sick after the shot took me down another peg or two.

Rott has been feeding me vitamins, Power-C vitamin water, soup and cupcakes all weekend. Okay, the cupcakes were my idea. This morning, I still had the fever. So I’m up for a bit checking my work email to make sure nothing needs my attention from home (yes, I am the computer geek who can get on the network from home) and then it’s back to bed and maybe some downtime with Z.A. Maxfield’s Book of Daniel. I need to read that one.

Anyway kudos to all of you who got your shots and didn’t get shot down. This is the first time it’s happened to me.  I rather think I’m gonna lose my voice. Some of you are probably thinking that’s a good thing and you might be right. 😉

Here’s a Marcus and then I’m off to bed to let the babies pile on me.

He looks uber healthy there. I need healthy so I’m hoping the photo rubs off on me. *snort* Have a better than I’m having Monday!

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4 Responses to Flu Shot

  1. martymankins says:

    I never get flu shots. If I feel a cold coming on, I take these grapefruit seed extract pills. A natural antioxidant. Two pills a day and then 6-8 a day if I’m fighting a cold.

    My wife says we are supposed to let a cold come on so it builds out immune system, but colds always take so much out of me that I can’t deal with the 5-10 days it lingers on and still go about my day.

  2. martymankins says:

    I never get flu shots. If I feel a cold coming on, I take these grapefruit seed extract pills. A natural antioxidant. Two pills a day and then 6-8 a day if I’m fighting a cold.

    My wife says we are supposed to let a cold come on so it builds out immune system, but colds always take so much out of me that I can’t deal with the 5-10 days it lingers on and still go about my day.

  3. Karl says:

    I had my flu shot a couple of weeks ago. Mandatory when you have diabetes. My only reaction was a sore arm. Hope you’re feeling better in short order.

  4. Karl says:

    I had my flu shot a couple of weeks ago. Mandatory when you have diabetes. My only reaction was a sore arm. Hope you’re feeling better in short order.