No Flu This Year!

February 25th, 2009 by Potato

Ever since I started working in a hospital I’ve been getting sick like crazy through flu season. It’s not for lack of getting the shot, which I’ve gotten all but one year. The flu shot isn’t usually available to us until mid-November, but for three of those years we got hit early and I got sick around mid-October. One year the shot was admittedly mis-formulated (they have to pick ~3 strains to include in the vaccination, so it’s a guess as to what the problem virus strains will be each year, well in advance of flu season), and nearly everyone got sick. But this year I seem to have finally avoided it: I made it to mid-November without getting sick, got the shot, and I’ve been going crazy with the vitamin B & C pills, plus trying to keep my sleep somewhat normalized (tough given that I had overnight scans in the fall). Now flu season is almost over, and I think I’ve made it through.

Ok, as I’m writing this I am a little sick, but not with the flu — I have a minor head cold and sore throat, but no fever, no body aches, and no alien organisms growing in my lungs!

2 Responses to “No Flu This Year!”

  1. Wayfare Says:

    Oh yes, you’re very healthy. Tell your readers which bodily fluid of yours is orange at the moment.

  2. Netbug Says:

    I haven’t been sick this year yet… but that’s probably due to the fact that I haven’t actually interacted with any biological entity in like, 6 months.

    And I REALLY don’t want to know which bodily fluid is orange. Cut back on the cheetos.