Friday, October 17, 2008

Say What??


Well, I finally found out what happens when you have a reaction of major proportions to the flu shot. Got mine on Wednesday-got the flu on Thursday. Seriously folks, The Freakin' Flu. Fever, joint pain and near delirium. You doubt my sincerity?? I was so out of it I melted my teapot to the stove. (Never mind that I've done that when I'm A OK more than once.) I woke up at about 3 am with fever and teeth chattering and tried to get out of bed. That's when I knew it was something bad. So much pain in my joints that my legs just about gave out under me. Tried in my stupor to figure out what was familiar about this feeling...Holy Crap says I, I've got the flu.
Well, after spending most of the day sleeping off the flu and trying to do some silly walks like Monty Python from the joint pain, my darling husband brought home eggplant Parm heros. I didn't feel like eating most of the day and I was in a veritable coma anyway but by the time Roger walked in with the hero I knew I was on the mend simply because I inhaled the eggplant parm and then cleaned my plate with my tongue...disgusting. In much the same way that you know that your dog is unwell if his nose is warm, you can be sure there is something deadly afoot if Dee looses her appetite. So anyway...I'm much better today, some joint pain in my hips left over but I got dressed and headed to the Library to return some stuff and have tea with my pal Terry. Always a great pick-me-up. She reminded me that next weekend is the Smithtown Stitchers Quilt show. It's a small one but they always have some good pieces. Sadly most of the work is very traditional. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I wouldn't mind seeing something a little arty too. Oh well, there are so few shows around here that any show is welcome.
I have much to catch up with in the way of laundry and ironing. I stopped and picked up a few things at the store for the weekend. My husband says we have had too much chicken lately. He rarely complains about anything so I guess he's right and I got a pot roast to prove the point.
Back soon.

8 comments:

Suzan said...

Good grief! I have heard about some minor reactions but yours was a doozy! Glad you are feeling good enough to get out of the house. My doctor suggested the flu shot to me as I am of a certain age. I am thinking "Thanks, but no thanks!"

Darcie said...

Poor girl! Thank goodness for a smart hubby though...sounds like the hero may have done the trick!

Rest well this weekend!

Oh, by the way...I "updated" myself to Google Readers blog updating tool...and I'm much happier!!! See...you posted...and I knew about it! Hurray!

Gerrie said...

Hey, Doppelganger! That not being able to eat means serious sickness - you know that is what the family says about me. Now I am afraid to get my flu shot!

dee said...

Hey you guys! I'm sorry for saying anything. Get your flu shot. The Dr. Says it's a one in a hundred thousand thing. I gladly took the bullet for you guys. The REAL FLU is serious and ten times more horrible. Goes on for days-I've had it! YOu don't want it! I'd rather take a chance on a 24 hour ick than the real deal any day.

Vivian Love said...

Dee, I'm sorry you had such a reaction. Get your rest and take care of yourself. You should have posted a picture of you doing silly Monty Python walks! That's funny! But I'm sure the joint pain was not. Take care, Vivian Love

Cindra said...

Glad to hear it was a short version of the flu. I remember once having a bad reaction where I was vomiting so much Stretch had to take me to the hospital to be rehydrated. The nurse insisted it wasn't a reaction to the flu shot because the flu shot was for bronchial flu not vomit flu.
hope you continue to feel better....

rianammerman said...

Goodness gracious, how terrible! I decided to forgo the flu shot this year after we went to the nutritionist and she put the fear in me. I have never had a bad reaction to one before, but I decided to wing it this year. Glad you're feeling better. Your descriptions are great. You have a way with the adjectives.

Kim Carney said...

Gosh, that is terrible! I did get mine last week, still have the bruise to remind me, fortunately, I had no after-effects ;0

You can never have too much chicken ;)
xoxo
Kim