Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Flu Shots

I haven't posted for about three weeks because I've been in a writer's slump.  :D 

On Monday I got a flu shot and a pneumonia shot.  I don't know if it was because I got two shots at the same time or not, but I have been really sick as if I have the flu.  Yuk.  I never had a flu shot until I got the flu in 1999.  I think I was a teen the last time I had the flu.  After the 1999 episode, I started getting flu shots.  I've always had a slight reaction, but this time at least for about 36 hours I had all the symptoms of flu -- headache, bones and joints ached, slight nausea, and the arm that received the shots felt like (and still feels like) it was kicked by a mule.  The arm is still very red and swollen. 

There was a lot of controversy about flu shots last year, but I haven't heard anything about this year's shot. So, if you plan to get a flu shot this year, may I suggest you ask your doctor about it or research it on the Internet.  :D 

Until next time, God bless.


Crafty Sue said...

Lynn, I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather because of the flu shot. I heard that some persons do get sick after having these shots. I hope you'll be feeling much better very soon.

DJan said...

I was sick last week so I didn't get a flu shot at the same time as my hubby, but he didn't have any reaction at all. The first time he got one, years ago now, he was really sick, though.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sorry you're feeling bad. Get well soon.

I don't take the flu shot. I get enough stuff on my own without risking it.