Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Upon Second Thought, I'd Rather Not Be Shot

Newmentia is holding a flu shot clinic for the faculty next week. I always get a flu shot. Ever since that time I had the flu, and missed a week of work while weak as a kitten, lost my voice and ten pounds, returned to work before I was completely recovered, and saw darkness and stars every time I coughed.

I am not sure I want to get a flu shot next week.

Sure, it's fun getting called out of class to have a needle poked in my arm, perhaps coming in at the time my next-door-neighbor is having her meltdown while being shot, tears and all. But it's not so much fun going through the rest of the day worrying if you're going to have side effects from the vaccine. Now that this blood-thinner is kicking my butt, I don't think I'll take the chance. I have a doctor's appointment the following week. I can get my flu shot there, after making sure it's safe while on this medicine.

Besides, last year we filled out the papers, and the pharmacy that sends the injectors who stab us charged our insurance the day before. What if somebody changes their mind on shot day? That's a fine kettle of fish. If they go somewhere else to get a shot later, the insurance will say they've already had one.

Yeah. I think I'm going to sit this one out. There's still plenty of flu season left.


Sioux said...

I've gotten a flu shot a couple of times at work. Now, I just shake off the germs and I'm good to go again.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I never get a flu shot. I am secluded here in my tiny abode all winter long. Days go by without any contact with anyone, just me and my dogs and infrequent sightings of He Who tows and gossips with cronies.

Hillbilly Mom said...

What are you, some kind of spaniel or retriever?

I, sadly, am right in the thick of the viral/bacterial soup.