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Old 10-21-2017, 05:08 PM   #11
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A question on flu shots.

Do you folks opt for the regular dose or the high dose.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:11 PM   #12
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A question on flu shots.

Do you folks opt for the regular dose or the high dose.
My facility provides the high dose. The residents get the same vaccine.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:44 PM   #13
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The high dose too, per docs recommendation, for us older folks.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:49 PM   #14
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Ahem...

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Like it or not, every single person is getting older.

Life is like a big roll of toilet paper, the closer to the end, the faster it goes.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:52 PM   #15
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Lol, K-L. I feel like I'm on the fast track downhill sometimes.

That used to be good. Faster, exciting, more fun... Now, it's a bad thing.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:29 PM   #16
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Many years ago, my sister and two of her kids came down with the flu. She asked me if I could come over and cook for her family. By the time I got there, her other two kids also became sick with the flu. Her husband came home early from work not feeling well. Oh great! Six people in the same house very sick with the flu. So I brought my four kids over there while I took care of my sister and her family. Yup, you guessed it. My four kids came down with the flu also. I had left a note for my husband where I was and why. So when he got off from work the next morning, he came over to see how I was doing. Two days later he joined the crowd. My sister's family of six and five of my family down with the flu. Why didn't I get it also? I have no idea. But now I had eleven folks in the same house to nurse. Year after year, I have never had the flu. And I have certainly been exposed to it. I was exposed to it over the years with my kids. One case of the flu does not give you immunity. Just ask my kids. Year after year. Child after child. Even though they got their flu shots. A couple of years ago Pirate got the flu shot. I have never seen anyone so sick with the flu like he was after he got his shot.

So I figure if I have never caught the flu after being exposed so many times over the years, then I am not going to put into my body a disease that I never seem to catch. Since childhood I have been exposed to all the childhood diseases. Measles, mumps, chicken pox, polio (my sister), even rabies. I got my DPT shot as a child, even my booster in the first grade. But if it was a disease cause by a virus disease, it went right past me. (Is rabies cause by a virus?) I have also had Tetnus booster shots over the years. Not my idea, but the doctor's.

But if it is a bacterial infection, I swear it flies in from Iowa of a jet plane and finds me. Even a simple paper cut turns into an bacterial infection. But the flu? Nope. Virus just don't like me. Along with some folks I know. So once again this year, no Flu shot for me.

And yes folks, I know that the P stands for Pertussis, another name for Whooping Cough.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:33 PM   #17
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Many of us at DC are getting older,
Getting? I would venture to say that some of us, including yours truly here, are already older than dirt.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:17 PM   #18
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This is a great idea for a new thread, CG. Every now and then I'm just plain ol' tired, have a few aches and pains (most recently a nasty cold), and resorted to a peanut butter and honey sandwich for dinner. Nothing to write home about in the dinner thread, or describing any side effects.

I've never had a flu shot and haven't had the flu in many years. Seriously considering one this year though - like a few others have mentioned, getting on up there myself.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:38 PM   #19
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Getting? I would venture to say that some of us, including yours truly here, are already older than dirt.
If we weren't getting older, we wouldn't be here. . .
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:51 PM   #20
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I used to get free flu shots at work but stopped since retiring. That I can remember, I have only had the actual flu once in my life, the achy, feverish, can't get out of bed flu. I've had colds, and some were bad, but no aches or fevers. I know that doesn't mean I won't get it now, but I'm rarely out and about among other people, so I think that's why I rarely get sick. DH gets sick, and I am with him 24/7, but I don't catch it.

I do have many other old age related maladies, though.
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