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Flu is bad

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CrealCritter, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Mar 13, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Everyone in my family caught the flu but me.

    My FIL got so bad he spent 4 days in the hospital. Fever hit 106 by the time the ambulance got to him. My MIL has also got it, she is at home. Wife is just getting over the flu, sons, daughter in laws, grand kids all have the flu :( I guess I'm too mean and nasty to catch the flu.

    But that means I've been running my butt off after work, checking on everyone, going to the store, taking family members to the walk in clinic, picking up prescriptions, going to the hospital, bringing food (bananas, apple sauce, bread for toast, etc.. )

    I'm so tired and will glad when everyone gets better and life gets back to "normal" again.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Oh man, that sucks! Sure hope everybody gets better quickly and hope you don't get it.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    So sorry. I remember my whole family coming down with it one person at a time when I was a kid. I was the last one to get it, and didn't want to let my family know I was sick, b/c I was the last one who was able to do any chores. I'll pray for fast and safe recovery for your family, as well as you continuing to be just tough and onery enough to not get sick!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    My FIL was discharged this morning and is at a nursing home temporarily until my MIL gets better. He has Alzheimer's disease and requires constant care. Sometimes he remembers me, other times not. It's so sad, heartbreaking even when someone you love gets ALZ.

    Its a really weird disease :(
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Me too...
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Prayers are the best! Thank You
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Oh yuck! I can't imagine how awful that is for everyone! Hope they all feel better soon, and hope you stay healthy!
     
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    sumi

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    Gosh, stay healthy, CC! Hugs, prayers and a speedy recovery for everyone else, especially your in-laws.
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    Idk about all tbis flu business. They come on tv telling me i need to get a flu shot or i could die. Then they say if i dont get a flu shot i could cause someone else to die.

    The other day i met a nurse who had a bad reaction to a flu shot. He had gotten one every year for 20 years and then got some green ber desease or some ****. He was down for 6 months and almost paralysed. From a flu shot.

    I never had a flu shot. I habent had the flu in a decade. But the government wants me to take one. Most time when so.eone is pushing something so hard they have to make stuff up to move the agenda, they are typically up to no good.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    I'm on the same page with you CR. In my line of work, it's mandated that I must have a flu shot every year, or I must wear a mask while at work from Nov. 1 through Apr. 30. The last time I had a flu shot, I got the flu right afterwards, and AGAIN a short time later. Full blown respiratory flu. I have reactive airway disease, so anything that hits my lungs hits very hard and knocks me down for a very long time. It matters not to my employer that for me to wear a mask all day long is stressful to my respiratory system. The irony of this mask foolishness: While employees are mandated to suffer the needle or the mask, visitors come and go without being asked if they've had their shot or being asked to wear a mask. Based on the all powerful HIPPA regs, I find it amusing that an employer can get away with forcing an employee to wear a mask. Doesn't this regulation point a finger at employees, stating their immunization status? And isn't that private information???? Ironically, b/c I work per diem, I've been able to fly under the radar 2 years in a row, and have not been sick either of the last 2 flu seasons, in spite of repeated building lock downs due to flu epidemic in a population of patients who are all mandated to receive the flu shot!!!

    This last fall, when they were sharpening up their needles, I discussed the issue with hubby, and was ready to tell my employer that I would remove my name from the per-diem list from Nov. through April if they demanded that I accept needle or mask. I thank God that it did not come to that, b/c we've been hit by one financial blow after an other.

    Every where I go, I see signs: FREE FLU SHOT. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Why is there such a rush to give out free shots, when ALL necessary treatment is so costly? I just paid $50.00 deductible for an Albuterol inhaler for my GD who has asthma. Wouldn't you think that Big Brother would be concerned enough about my GD to see that she can have access to Albuterol without breaking into the housing or grocery budget?
     
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