Did you get your flu shot?
The last time I received a flu shot I got the flu. Since then, I've steered away from the shot and have dodged the flu bug to boot. This year I kept my tradition of avoiding the flu shot but the ugly bug hit me harder than a Mack truck this week.
A few weeks ago a co-worker was looking feverish and he admitted that he wasn't feeling great. He was a bit disappointed because he was one of the millions who received a flu shot this year. A day later, he was feeling fine. The shot must have helped.
I'm the first to raise my hand and agree that I don't handle being sick very well. A friend mentioned that there isn't one man that does...that's why God created women. Fair enough. :-)
This week has been a fog. Temperature spikes, coughing, wheezing and overall just feeling horrible. I don't remember feeling this poor since I was a teenager. I think it's time to rethink the whole flu shot thing. While it's not a guarantee that I won't get sick, it will mitigate the risk.
I know I'm not alone with this current 'bug' wave. I know more people who have been shut down with this than I can count. At least my fever finally broke last night. I hope it's for good this time.
Have you avoided the current wave of illness going around? Did you get your flu shot?
Steve Knox was born, raised and landed back in Janesville. He encourages you to participate as he writes on Janesville and beyond as this Generation X guy supports his Janesville mission, global vision. Steve is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.