Gale force
Tuesday September 05th 2017, 10:54 pm
Filed under: Life

CVS already has flu shots in stock. Given my being sent to the ER the first week in September a few years back with a severe case of the flu and all the cascading autoimmune effects from that, and the kid coughing behind me in church on Sunday suggesting that the flu is out there early again, I jumped at the chance and Richard took me there after work. He wanted to wait a little later in the season so his dose would last through the spring; my take on it was, weighing the certainty of being immunized now vs the uncertainty of maybe having the dose wane later–I’ll take certainty, thanks.

My arm is slightly sore. That is so much better a thing to have to live through. And I will be one less person passing the germs along that would make the next ten people sick, and the next hundred from them, and the next…

Meantime, everybody in the path of Irma, my prayers go with you. Stay safe. I wish I could fix that danger so easily.

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It is so great to vicariously experience those peaches coming to fruition!

Comment by twinsetellen 09.06.17 @ 3:53 pm

(Ellen’s comment is in response to Tuesday’s post–which vanished, while this post, published just now on Wednesday, says Tuesday. I have no idea what happened.)

Comment by AlisonH 09.06.17 @ 9:53 pm

We got ours the end of August, as it was starting to show up here. We did NOT want it!

Comment by Mary H 09.07.17 @ 6:07 am

We will get ours this coming week as well. Better early is my feeling (even though I am very wary of needles and hubby has to drag me in)! We are monitoring Irma and Jose as both have the potential to put my mom in harm’s way and also destroy our beloved sailboat. We are helpless however to do much from Colorado. My mom’s neighbors are very good and will help her evacuate should the need arise. ~chris

Comment by chris 09.07.17 @ 6:43 am

Right after getting your shot, move your arm around a lot and rub at the injection site a bit. This helps a lot, I have found. We have a free flu shot clinic every October at our local community centre. We walk the whole family down there and go out to dinner afterwards, I always feel a little yucky after the shot but so much better than having a full blown flu!

Glad you got yours early.

Comment by joanne 09.07.17 @ 6:20 pm

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