I’m sure you’ve been seeing the PSA’s on TV and ads in the magazines saying that everyone should be getting a flu shot right now, especially due to the H1N1 (Swine) flu that’s also going around.
When Jan was working at the hospital, she was required to get a flu shot every year, whether she wanted to or not. On the other hand I haven’t gotten a flu shot since 1965 when I was in military school and didn’t have a choice.
I tried to tell the doctor at the school clinic that I had been told to never have a flu shot again by my doctor at home because of my severe reaction and resulting hospitalization from it. But the doctor didn’t believe me, and the Commandant said I could either take the shot, or starting walking PT’s until I did.
PT’s, or Penalty Tours, consisted of walking around the Quadrangle with a pack filled with 60# of sand while carrying an ‘03 Springfield rifle which weighed another 9# or so.
So I took the shot.
Getting out the hospital 10 days later, I was told I didn’t have to take the shot next year. Well, thanks a lot.
So now, like Blanche DuBois, I depend on the kindness of strangers. I figure if everyone else gets their flu shots like good little girls and boys, then I won’t have to. There will be no one for me to catch it from. Works for me.
I’m sure many of you out there remember The Great Swine Flu Pandemic of 1976? The one that the government said would be so devastating that they rushed an untested vaccine into production and use, resulting in dozens dead and hundreds reporting serious side effects like blindness and paralysis?
No, thank you.
And now we have dozens of people contracting narcolepsy after receiving the most recent vaccine.
And to answer your next question, yes, I have had the flu a couple of times since then. But that just means that you aren’t doing your part. So everyone get on the stick out there.
Well, after a high today of 38 degrees and 29 last night, we’re looking for 25° tonight.. I pulled a second electric heater out of the basement, that along with the heated mattress pad on our bed, keeps us warm and toasty.
If it gets down in the ‘teens’, I have a small cube heater like this that I put down in our water bay.
With the heater plugged into this Inline Thermostat, we’ve been good down to 6 degrees (Garrison, MT in 2008).
The thermostat turns anything plugged into it on at 35 degrees and off at 45 degrees. Works like a champ.
Thought for the Day:
Give power to imbeciles, you get imbeciles with power.
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