Thursday, December 20, 2007

Flu shot

I got a free flu shot at work yesterday and I'm glad I did, but today I have to admit I'm not feeling so great. I had a mildly scratchy throat last night when I went to bed. Today I'm feeling rather achy in my joints and my skin has that ultra-sensitive feel to it where any pressure at all flirts in that netherland between annoyance and mild pain.

I have no idea if this is related to the flu shot (I threw out my paper that had the list of side effects on it -- Doh!). I know you can't get the flu from the shot itself because the bacteria is dead, but there are some other mild symptoms you can acquire. I would classify my symptoms as "mild" and am certainly glad I got the shot, but I'm so astoundingly busy the next few days that I hope these effects pass soon and don't get any worse.

I do owe a writing update, and some info on how I prepare my novels (by request), but I won't have time to get to that until after Christmas at the earliest. Sorry! Just keep checking back.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

3 comments:

May said...

I am against flu shots and most type of vaccines.
Anyway, most of those who get them (from what I heard) get a mild version of the flu, just like you.
I hope that you'll feel better soon!

stormyweather said...

I have never gotten a flu shot, although they offer them every year at the school where I teach. I am always a bit afraid of getting the flu from the shot!

David Forbes said...

It didn't help much anyway, since I got a full-blown case of the flu a month or so later. I haven't been that sick in years. I missed an entire week of work. I tried to go into the office but my boss took one look at me and said, "Why are you here? Go home!" So I did.