Sunday, December 28, 2008

Have you gotten your flu shot this year?

I was in the hospital the past couple days with flu complications. I hope no one ever has to go through what I did. Definitely the worst flu I've ever experienced in my life. Next year, a flu shot is on top of my list. I will catch up with all of you in the next few days. If you haven't gotten your flu shot - go get it! Take care.

24 comments:

Art and Poetry said...

I have also had flu over Christas,
hope you are feeling well soon!
but I don't believe in flu shots they never seems natural to me.

Kallen305 said...

I feel your pain Shelley. Please get some rest and get well.

dAwN said...

Oh darn...so sorry you are feeling bad. Hope you feel better real soon!

Mildred said...

I had my first ever flu shot this year. I am so sorry you are having such a difficult time. Take care and let us know how you are when you feel like it. God bless.

Jessica said...

I'm glad you are home resting and getting better! That's not the way to spend the holidays. Two years ago I was hospitalized for 5 days over Christmas with pneumonia. It was awful so I sympathize with you. About 4 weeks after that my doctor gave me a flu shot and I was hospitalized AGAIN from complications of the flu shot. I was told that I could never again get a flu shot. I'm just one of those lucky ones or should I say unlucky ones.

Get lots of rest and drink a lot of fluids.... get better... I'm missing those bird photos! And the birds are missing you!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yes,I had my shot.Hope you soon fel much better.
Blessings,Ruth

NCmountainwoman said...

So glad you are getting better. Keep in mind, this will sap your energy. Mother Nature will keep reminding you to SLOW DOWN, so listen to her and get a lot of rest.

Deborah Godin said...

Yikes, that's terrible! I sure hope you fully recover soon, and that wet-noodle phase doesn't drag on!!

Natural Moments said...

Sorry to hear you got sick with the flu. I hope you get better soon. Best wishes from Natural Moments.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Last year, my 50th year, I got my first flu shot. This year, due to asthma, etc., I got both a flu and pneumonia shot. So I'm hoping to be breathing a sigh of relief! Hope you're feeling well soon. What a terrible time to be sick during the holidays.
Brenda

wendy said...

Oh my Gosh! I am so sorry you are sick! If I was there I would bring you some soup.
Hope you are on the mend.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh..I am so sorry. I was hospitalized 2 years ago in intensive care with pneumonia. That convinced me. I get flu shots and the pneumonia vaccine and suggest that everyone does. Take care..rest up as it will take a while before you get back to feeling well again..

Leedra said...

Got mine and hope it continues to work.

Hope you are up and around soon, know you were so looking forward to being at the cabin now.

Bird Girl said...

Having the flu and spending a few days in the hospital is even worse when it happens over Christmas with all a woman has to do! There are several bloggers sick with the flu - hope you get back to normal soon! I know many who've had the flu shot and then get the flu regardless - it's a gamble either way!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Shelley... I'm so sorry. I had the flu ONCE--many years ago and that was enough for a lifetime..

I knew you hadn't posted lately--so I wondered what was going on. Hope you feel MUCH better really soon.
Hugs and LOVE,
Betsy

Tina said...

Shelley,
So hope this finds you feeling a little better....sounds like your flu was a little more serious than most get...spending time in the hospital is awful..esp over a holiday!!
Rest and get well soon!

Sandy said...

Oh dear, get better soon!!

I'm weird, no way will I take one of those, ha!

I started to get the flu and had the muscles aches, chills, cough, and then woke up and it was gone...so consider myself lucky...

it sounds like an ordeal and I hope you get better real soon.

Jayne said...

Ugh Shelley... poor you. I've only had influenza once and truly was wishing I could just pass on I was so very sick and miserable. Here's hoping you are feeling much better, and soon.

jalynn01 said...

How terrible. I'm so sorry this happened to you over the Christmas holiday. Hope you are on the mend! Flu shots are controversial...My dad and husband get one faithfully I never do.My husband is always sick, my dad and I rarely. Go figure! Get well soon!

HANNIBAL said...

I'VE BEEN WONDERING WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN...Get well soon, Shelley!

Eve said...

Ohhh Selley!! I've been so busy I missed your post! I hope you're feeling better!! Oh I should go get my shot.....it's no fun to get sick!!!

Heather said...

Sorry to hear about you being sick Shelly. I hope you are feeling better by the time you read this. I've gotten flu shots for years, and my husband finally got one for the first time this year. Last winter I had a horrible time with bronchitis due to allergy/asthma issues, but I think that's under control now, so hopefully it won't be an issue this year. Feel better soon, and take care.

Knatolee said...

Shelley!! My internet goes down for a week and look what happens. I'm so sorry you ended up in hospital, and I hope you are feeling MUCH better by now!! You poor thing.

RuthieJ said...

Oh Shelley, I'm so sorry to hear that you had to spend time in the hospital because of the flu. I hope every day you're feeling a bit better.

(I got my flu shot about 3 weeks ago--the health department was giving them for only $21--a heckuva deal!)