The Flu

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Have you or your family members experienced flu symptoms of fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue?

Is it me or is the flu attacking people with a vengeance this season? I can’t remember a time when so many people I know who are under the weather. I’ve seen numerous reports on television of hospitals overcrowded with sickness. In fact, it’s the first time I’ve seen the Center for Disease Control restricted visitors under 16 from visiting patients at our local hospital or temporary tents set up outside emergency entrances to accommodate numerous visitors. Also, I am saddened by the various deaths caused by the flu. I have a coworker whose daughter-in-law’s friend in his 30’s passed away from flu complications. What!

I got the flu on a Wednesday and called in sick to work. I rested on the couch for the day and returned to work the next day. My son had the flu, missed one day of school and returned the next day. My daughter, thank God, has not got it. My husband got hit the hardest. He felt terrible for three days. Then, returned to work for two days feeling just fine and relapsed another 4 days.

The question each family must answer for themselves is do I or don’t I get a flu shot. As for me and my family, we have chosen to not get the flu shot. Yet, my parents who are in their 70’s swear by it. I have included the link to the CDC’s information on flu vaccinations for you to read for yourself.

How about you? Did you/your family experience the flu and did you get a flu shot this year?

Blessings, Rebecca

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