Today Vince and I went to deliver eggs, then to United to get a few groceries for the week, then home. Two stops. I can do that!
While I was buying groceries, Vince wandered over to the pharmacy because we had been at CVS the other day and the pharmacist asked if we wanted our flu shots. I told Vince I wanted to wait til closer to October, plus, if we get them at the United Pharmacy, we each get a 10% off coupon for groceries.
So, Vince was telling the pharmacist that the CVS guy offered us flu shots but we’re waiting and the pharmacist said he wouldn’t recommend waiting because there are already cases of the flu around town. What? I’m still kinda shocked that I was with Addie for 12 days, had lunch with her at school with a million other kids, spent several hours in the E.R. with her, and didn’t get sick this trip. Vince decided we needed to get our flu vaccines today. While I was checking out with the groceries, he went to get his shot. Then I realized . . I don’t have my wallet. I don’t have my insurance card. The pharmacy has my Rx card but not my red, white & blue card. I went over and the pharmacist checked and nope, they didn’t have my info on file.
Vince got his flu shot; we went home and as I was loading the freeze dryer, I realized ants have invaded part of my sewing room, apparently after Boots’ food so we had to go back to town to get ant traps or bait or whatever it is so I said “I’ll bring my wallet and we can go by United and get my flu shot.” We did and the pharmacist said “You should probably think about the pneumonia vaccine too.” Great . . two shots . . one in each arm.
Hopefully the flu shot this year will be effective against whatever strain of flu comes along. I know a lot of people don’t get the shot. I’m not telling anyone what to do (not that anyone would listen to me anyway!) but I had the flu once when Chad was about 7 years old, which was 25 years ago. I have not forgotten how sick I was nor have I forgotten how long I felt horrible – weeks! I was not a wimp. I missed an entire week of work and when I went back the next week, I think it took all week before I was able to stay at work all day. I was so sick! I was 25 years younger back then so I surely don’t want to experience that kind of sickness now so I will probably always get a flu shot.
I lean more to being against so many vaccines than for them but I’m just not willing to risk the flu or pneumonia at my age and being around Addie and having lunch with her at school, I know my risk is elevated over what it would be if I stayed at home and went to the grocery store once every 10 days or so.
There’s a chance I may feel kinda bad for a few days but we have nothing planned. Our menus this week will have easy foods so everything should work out well.