After all the media attention about how ill people have been with the flu, I decided that I should get the shot. I probably haven’t had one for at least twenty years. And after this week I can see that there is a good reason for it. I dutifully went to my doctor’s office and fortunately was out quickly with a sheet describing the shot and most importantly the side effects I could expect; things like a sore arm or a slight fever. Late that night, I woke from a sound sleep and started sneezing and sneezing and sneezing. I was awake every hour or so having to blow my nose. All the next day I felt like I had a terrible sinus infection. And then it just went away! A one day cold. So that is where the irony comes in. Was this just a reaction to the shot? Or did I really have a cold for one day? I’m just happy to feel better again.
Along with the rest of the country we are in the midst of a “Polar Vortex”, and finding it very difficult to enjoy the freezing temperatures and snow. I have to admit that this is the first time I have even heard of this phenomena.