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:)