Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tis the Season

It’s flu shot season, boys and girls. Are you rushing to your local health clinic or worksite to get the injection that will protect you from all sorts of nasty bugs this winter?



I’m not. I had the shot once, many years ago and was under the weather for about a day after. Since then, I’ve not bothered. I don’t get sick very often and can’t recall the last time I had a cold that lasted longer than a day or two. Why? It could be because I take 500mg of vitamin C a day or maybe I just have a really good immune system (thank you, immune system, you rule). Perhaps it’s because I’m in a positive frame of mind most of the time or could it be that God just really likes me?

People around me like to say, “You really should do it, just to be on the safe side”. I’m like, “But it’s my body” (can you imagine if the flu shot was mandatory like many immunizations are?). When I hear that someone is sick, I frequently say to myself, “Yikes. What a waste of time”. The only good thing about being sick in my mind is how good it feels once you feel better. You appreciate life more and have a bit more spring to your step after having gone through a few days of hardship. Kinda like how most of us will feel when Dubya leaves office in 104 days.

9 comments:

Rocketstar said...

Yeah, I don't do the shots anymore either.

I think it's your positive frame of mind Mr. Chopra, I mean Thomas. ;o)

GoteeMan said...

I don't get em anymore either, Deepak, er Thomas...

The one time I did, I felt like crap for a week... plus my FIL retired from the CDC, and he didn't recommend it unless you were high-risk (elderly, immune compromised, etc.)...

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

houstonmacbro said...

I am going to get it this year. I had a nasty bug last year and so I will definitely be getting on a bit later in the season.

Timothy Smith said...

Tom, you are young so you can handle the flu if it comes knocking. Just take care of yourself and if your temp passes 104 make sure you head to the doctor.

Those shots are more for kids and old people that the flu can kill more easily.

Sarah said...

i have always gotten one [because the were free/subsidized by work] but at the same time, i am never sick. i really don't care either way.

silverneurotic said...

I don't get the flu shot. Never have, and probably never will. With my luck I'd still get the flu anyway.

My dad recently got the flu shot, and ended up breaking out in a rash on both arms. Bizarre.

www.silverneurotic.weebly.com

Brian said...

Every single time I get flu shots, I get sick. It sucks because I have to, due to being in the military.

Brian

Stephanie said...

I am against vaccinations. Period.

Stephanie said...

And if I do go work overseas, I'm totally screwed.