Take the Liquid Stuff

Every year I preach the importance of getting the flu shot, but I’ve paid the price for not following my own advice. Teaching always insured I’d receive a reminder when the flu shot was available as well as a date when I could schedule an appointment for the free shot at my workplace. Not this year. No reminder. No appointment. No flu shot. Instead, four days of fever, chills, headache, sneezing, running nose and cough. Yuck!


Wrapped in blankets in bed, on the couch and finally sitting on the porch, I wasted too much time popping pills to relieve flu symptoms.


Finally, I decided to get serious. Only by gulping the nasty stuff can you kick the nasty stuff!


Hopefully, you were smart enough to get the flu shot, but if not take the liquid stuff.



6 thoughts on “Take the Liquid Stuff

  1. Dave took his ‘flu shot and STILL got ‘flu. He got Tamiflu within 48 hours and was well pretty quickly…weak and lacking energy, but at least not feeling like cr*p. But you have to get Tamiflu within 48 hours of your first symptoms.

  2. I didn’t know you had the flu! Hope you’re feeling better! I can’t get a flu shot while on steroids, although I don’t know if I will ever have any kind of shot ever again; not after the side effects of that horrible Prolia injection! Sixteen months and I’m still have problems!

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