Don’t Be a Hero – Get Your Flu Shots!
A number of friends have been calling/texting/e-mailing to find-out why I’ve been so scarce, of late. It’s pretty simple: I got the flu.
Now, when it comes to my health (or lack thereof) I’m a bit of a wuss, in the best of times, and it’s not unheard of for me to be utterly incapacitated by a wave of nausea or the sniffles. For just this reason, I always get a flu shot. This year (well, this flu-season, as it was last November) was no exception.
And even with said flu shot, I still managed to contract a particularly vicious and malingering strain of the flu, rendering me housebound for a week-and-a-half.
As a matter of fact, I was laid-up, in bed, for New Year’s Eve, and the only times I’ve gone out thus far, in 2013 have been a quick lunch with Dad and Happy, a friend’s birthday party (I ran a cost/benefit analysis, and realized the tongue-lashing I’d receive from the birthday girl if I stayed home would be far worse than the fever I had), and the opening of Andrea’s at Encore (by which time, it had run its course).
So, here’s the skinny. Go to your doctor and get a flu shot. If you don’t have a regular physician, go to Walgreen’s or Target. It’s quick and painless and will save you days of coughing and fever, vacillating between sweating and shivering, and all around misery. And if you have children, you really have no excuse not to get one – for their sake and yours.
In the words of Nike, “Just do it!”
Get into it!