Got your Flu shot yet?

Anything that doesn't fit in the other boards.
User avatar
TexasBred
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 28172
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:18 pm
Location: Heart of Texas

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby TexasBred » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:31 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:My mom took it and got the flu every year. I have never taken it and don’t get the flu.
Just seems to me from all the people I know that get it are playing Russian roulette.

He// CB your body would outright reject influenza. :lol2:

But all joking aside, lost a good friend about 4 years ago. Came down with the flu. Decided to just lay it out at home...found him dead a few days later just laying in his bed. He was a strong middle age man too.
Last edited by TexasBred on Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
0 x
A dung beetle walks into a bar, looks around and says "Is this stool taken"????

User avatar
dun
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 46891
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:34 am
Location: MO Ozarks

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby dun » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:33 pm

I trust my doc. He said I "should" get it so I did.
1 x
"“The more you know, the more you know you don't know.” ― Aristotle

callmefence
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3315
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:36 pm
Location: Fencemans place...central Texas

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby callmefence » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:14 pm

TexasBred wrote:
callmefence wrote:I would rather have the flu than go where I have to go to get the shot.

Fence one year we got them at Sam's...another at HEB. :nod:


I'll be damed... reckon I can get one at browns??
0 x
The more I work the luckier I get...TexasBred


You can all go to he// . I'll go to Texas.
David Crockett

D2Cat
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 705
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:16 pm
Location: 50 miles south of Kansas City

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby D2Cat » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:52 pm

Around here you can get a flu shot a any pharmacy, drug store, wal-mart....

Learned a long time ago, when getting any injection in the arm get it the your most active arm. Then get busy doing something. You forget you got the injection and the movement circulates the meds, and you won't know you did anything different by night.
0 x

ALACOWMAN
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 13734
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:16 pm
Location: heart of dixie

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:52 pm

dun wrote:I trust my doc. He said I "should" get it so I did.

Wish I could find one to trust...
1 x
Santa Claus, the ultimate Yankee....

ALACOWMAN
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 13734
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:16 pm
Location: heart of dixie

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:55 pm

D2Cat wrote:Around here you can get a flu shot a any pharmacy, drug store, wal-mart....

Learned a long time ago, when getting any injection in the arm get it the your most active arm. Then get busy doing something. You forget you got the injection and the movement circulates the meds, and you won't know you did anything different by night.
bet Dollar General will be dragging in shortly then.. :cowboy:
0 x
Santa Claus, the ultimate Yankee....

D2Cat
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 705
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:16 pm
Location: 50 miles south of Kansas City

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby D2Cat » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:31 pm

I'd rather go any where except the Dr's office. It's full of sick folks congregated in the waiting area when you get there. You put your hand on the chair rest, magazine, or just about any place and you increase your changes of getting something!
1 x

User avatar
Craig Miller
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1911
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:29 pm
Location: Nw Alabama

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby Craig Miller » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:36 pm

You trust the guy that gets paid to promote the flu shot to tell you that you need to get a flu shot??? Do you trust your car salesman too?
0 x

ALACOWMAN
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 13734
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:16 pm
Location: heart of dixie

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:40 pm

D2Cat wrote:I'd rather go any where except the Dr's office. It's full of sick folks congregated in the waiting area when you get there. You put your hand on the chair rest, magazine, or just about any place and you increase your changes of getting something!
. Thats for sure,, I hit those hand sanitizer bottles every turn I make at the office..
0 x
Santa Claus, the ultimate Yankee....

User avatar
Carpenter2n
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 97
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:35 pm
Location: Cental Texas

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby Carpenter2n » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:54 pm

Yup, about a month ago.
I used to put down the idea of a flu shot too...til I spent 5 days in the ICU, most of them on a ventilator.
I had a "mild" strain.... :2cents:

Not saying everyone should necessarily get one, but there are certain groups for whom influenza is deadly.
1 x
I started out an expert then spent the rest of my life learning all the things I didn't know....

Breathing is highly underrated!

zirlottkim
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 395
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:14 am
Location: West Fowl River Al
Contact:

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby zirlottkim » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:24 pm

My mother n law developed this. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. She loses feeling in her legs. My wife thought she was exaggerating but brought her to a specialist. Dr shoved big probe needles in her feet looking for nerve damage and she never felt them. Couple days back MIL got ate up by ants, she never even felt them. After reading up on the disease, the flu shot has this listed as a side effect. She has got the flu shot religiously for years. Her Dr advises her against the flu shot now. Who knows if the flu shot caused this but I'm not taking it.
0 x

User avatar
greybeard
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 14374
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 pm
Location: Cleveland Tx

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby greybeard » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:35 pm

callmefence wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
callmefence wrote:I would rather have the flu than go where I have to go to get the shot.

Fence one year we got them at Sam's...another at HEB. :nod:


I'll be damed... reckon I can get one at browns??

I'm surprised there aren't people in vans on every corner of Houston leanin out the window yelling "Psst, hey buddy, had your flu shot yet."
Last one I got was at CVS..they were pimpin a pneumonia shot and that shingles thing too but I passed on both of those.
0 x
"For evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing" Burke

It ain't easy being a used cow salesman.

User avatar
dun
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 46891
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:34 am
Location: MO Ozarks

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby dun » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:15 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
dun wrote:I trust my doc. He said I "should" get it so I did.

Wish I could find one to trust...

I've been darn lucky. He's one of those docs that if you tell him that doing something hurts he wells you to stop doing it. Being a smallish toen we have also developed and relationship outside of medicine.
0 x
"“The more you know, the more you know you don't know.” ― Aristotle

boondocks
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1996
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 2:22 pm
Location: Upstate NY

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby boondocks » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:28 pm

Jeez, did no one check out this article? Bogus. https://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/flushot.asp
Here's a more nuanced view (legit source): https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... ery-young/
0 x

User avatar
Caustic Burno
Crusty
Crusty
Posts: 21232
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:02 pm
Location: Big Thicket East Texas

Re: Got your Flu shot yet?

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:40 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:My mom took it and got the flu every year. I have never taken it and don’t get the flu.
Just seems to me from all the people I know that get it are playing Russian roulette.

He// CB your body would outright reject influenza. :lol2:

But all joking aside, lost a good friend about 4 years ago. Came down with the flu. Decided to just lay it out at home...found him dead a few days later just laying in his bed. He was a strong middle age man too.


I might get it tomorrow.
I just don’t get sick like that never had any of the childhood diseases either. Now when it comes to arthritis I ring the bell.
0 x
Grandpa always said never trust a banker,lawyer,preacher or guvmit man. They will steal from widows and orphans.


Return to “Every Thing Else Board”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron