Flu Shots are Evil
Posted 5 November, 08on:
This is going to be a short ‘n’ sweet post. I got a flu shot today, against my better judgement. Every year, I get grief from everyone for not getting a flu shot. Other teachers are horrified, given the petri dish in which we work. Every time I get one, I get sick from the shot. No, not “in bed for a week begging to be smothered with a pillow” sick, but sick enough that it really annoys me. Not sick enough to justify staying in bed all day, but just sick enough that it is an uphill battle to get through the day. I swear off flu shots for a few years, then the news media hypes a “flu of epidemic proportions” or enough people plead with me that I cave and get a shot. I have had the actual flu perhaps 4 times in my life. I get colds, sore throats, etc, but not the actual flu, the one that the shot is designed for. So I got my shot this morning and guess what? Yep, at dinner, I felt that oh so familiar feeling of the energy draining right out of me.
In my last moments of being vertical this evening, I wanted to share a photo of a top I made yesterday. The pattern is New Look 6828. The fabric is a heavier knit with a slight brushed inside which makes it cozy for winter. Sorry for the wrinkled sleeves. I wore the top all day and I have a habit of pushing my sleeves up.
Some one please slap me if I even think about getting a flu shot next year.