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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    I work for a biomedical firm, and every year we get free flu shots at work. Ten years ago, my first year there, I took the shot and couldn't raise my left arm above the shoulder for almost 2 weeks. I've avoided flu shots like the plague (see what I did there?) since then.

    But, I may have to rethink this strategy.

    Mike
    Yeah I remember that my first time but it gets easier every year you take it.  Last year it was just mildly sore at the site of the shot for a day and I felt a little off overnight.  Then all good.  At our age we have to play with the odd on our side brother.  I’d revisit that decision.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,118 Senior Member
    Funny you should mention that. Since CA. I've made sure to have a couple grape flavored Pedialytes in the fridge. Helps a lot with electrolytes, which I've gotta stay on top of nowadays.

    Damn...Jay.....did you ever think we'd get this old?

    Mike
    Nope...can't say that I have...don't mind it though...at this point, I have outlived my Dad by 21 years...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    There was a time, and it feels like just a few weeks ago, when we were the young whipper snappers around here. 🤣🤣🤣
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Kids carry germs that could wipe out the universe and make any survivors curse their good fortune.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,749 Senior Member
    Wel, I woke up this morning feeling remarkably well, so I went in to work. Lasted 2 hours then cratered so bad I came back home. Not really sick feeling, as I have for days, but just weak. I sectioned a couple dozen small parts on my mill so our QA dept could inspect some internal features and my hands were cramping so badly I'd have to use my other hand to pull the fingers apart.

    There may be a time lapse between "feeling better" and really "being over it".

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,206 Senior Member
    Wel, I woke up this morning feeling remarkably well, so I went in to work. Lasted 2 hours then cratered so bad I came back home. Not really sick feeling, as I have for days, but just weak. I sectioned a couple dozen small parts on my mill so our QA dept could inspect some internal features and my hands were cramping so badly I'd have to use my other hand to pull the fingers apart.

    There may be a time lapse between "feeling better" and really "being over it".

    Mike
    I had some virus back in December, it took me a good 3 weeks to have all my energy back, I left work early  few days that first week, just ran out of gas during the day. 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,749 Senior Member
    Yeah, when I had CA I was in the hospital for 7 days, and totally out of it for the 1st 4. 
    I remember bits and pieces of the last 3, then they let me go home.I stayed home for the next week, then returned to work feeling fine. But it was still another week before I could complete a full day.

    Strange how you can feel fine one minute then without warning five minutes later your tank is empty.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
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