Shot

Yessiree, my arm is sore, the Nurse was ruthless, I thought I could be brave like the five year old boy that went in just prior to me..he was very brave, he didn’t even whimper. The nurse was built like a lumberjack, she screamed "Sit in the chair" I sat down, she commanded me to "Relax" ..easy for her to say, I asked how painful was it going to be, passing out painful or piece of cake painful? She said "It will sting a little, like a bee." Well it was like she injected my arm with a whole bunch of bees, visions of that movie where the sky turns black with bees danced in my head. Far Guy smiled from outside the door, where the heck is he when I need him, he should be here holding my hand. Nope, he went to get more of the free cookies that they offered at the Flu Shot Clinic at the grocery store. He is smiling at me..how can he smile when I am in incredible pain? I should have asked for a sling to wear on my arm, cooking will most definitely not be happening with my arm all a mess.

Are you going to get a Flu Shot? The seasonal one this year contains H3N2 virus, a B virus, and Influenza A H1N1..NOT the 2009 H1N1..that one is going to cause the pandemic and thirty five percent of our population will be hospitalized, that one should be available soon. We have not discussed if we will get that one or not.

Far Guy usually gets a flu shot, I usually don’t. The last time I got a Flu Shot eight or nine years ago, I was sick for a really long time with a long lasting flu. I know, I know, they say that the flu shot cannot give you the flu, that the vaccine contains a dead virus. Well perhaps it is dead and it comes alive in some people bodies..or maybe just mine.

It seems that people had been lined up all afternoon, the length of the grocery store. Far Guy called the Pharmacy at one point to find out which insurance they accepted..Aqua Crooks and Aqua Shysters was accepted, and then he asked how long the line was..he said "Really, just like high school, remember how they used to make us wait in line so long that some of the kids would pass out before they got their shots?" It is a good thing we didn’t lolly-gag around in town too long before going to get our shots, there were only two more people after us, they had used all their serum up. Getting a flu shot was a fairly popular activity yesterday afternoon:)

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5 Responses to Shot

  1. Avatar of abra la mente says:

    No clinics around hre right now–everyone is out! Since I’ve already been hit with some sort of flu virus this year, I am hoping I will last until the supply is refueled. I try to get vaccinated each year, and I have had very healthy winters, in that regard, but a little winter blues vaccination would be helpful, as well!

  2. buffalogal says:

    I am so relieved it was a “shot”…when I first saw the blog title I thought it was “snot”

    I do not take flu vaccines. I depend on my immune system and the immune system booster- vitamins, minerals and other nutritional things I take daily. It has worked well since I, too , got very sick after taking the last flu shot I got. That winter I was sicker than I had ever been more than one time. I think you hit the nail on the head…the “dead” viral material comes alive in some bodies!!!! (mine and yours)
    I hope Farguy saved you some cookies..you deserve a whole plateful.

  3. Sarah says:

    I’m certainly glad you decided to be positive again!

    tee hee’
    :)

  4. TechnoBabe says:

    I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get a flu shot or not, since I haven’t had a flu shot in quite a few years. Pretty sure now that I won’t be getting one. Ow.

  5. Roxie says:

    Hope you are feeling better [but ride the no cooking bus as long as you can!] Neither Sam nor I are getting any flu shots. Don’t trust the whole deal…and can’t remember the last flu either of us had anyway. We do good food, vitiamins, and outdoor exercise.