I Cannot Get The Flu


Under very normal, even under extremely positive, circumstances I am terrified of getting sick. Mostly, I am afraid of terminal illnesses, but I often think I have any illness anyone has around me. Hypochondria is just lovely, isn’t it?

Now, lucky for me, there is a flu EPIDEMIC. An epidemic! How serious does that sound!? At first, I thought, eh, the news is always over dramatic, it can’t be THAT bad. I have actually felt okay. I have not had any symptoms…even the ones I make up in my head. I have not even been too concerned.

Until today…not one, but two co-workers have come down with the flu. The students are dropping like flies, and Husband woke up with a sore float. The governor even declared a health emergency in New York. Luckily, I did not have work today. I did, however, have to run errands.

Running errands meant riding the train, shopping, exchanging money, and being around so many people. Eww. I tried so hard to ignore all the sneezy, nose-blowers all around me, but then….I…sneezed. Now my nose is running.

I cannot be getting sick.

I absolutely cannot get the flu. I have plans, big plans. I am flying to Texas this weekend to host my sister’s baby shower, and a huge project to complete at work. I have no time to be sick.

For those of you who may be wondering, no, I did not get the flu shot. Why? I don’t know… I am too busy to take the time to get one. I did not give it any thought. I keep hearing it doesn’t work. I hate going to the doctor for any reason. Basically, just a lot of dumb excuses.

Is it too late to get a flu shot? I just wish I could stay locked in my apartment until my flight on Friday…and maybe lock Husband out. Sorry babe, but if you get sick you may need to be quarantined. No offense.

I hope none of you have the flu, or get the flu. If you do, please stay home. Stay well everyone, and wish me luck!


8 thoughts on “I Cannot Get The Flu”

  1. They say it’s NOT too late to get a flu shot. 2 years ago Mark & I went to the beach for our 25th+1 year aniversary and I got the flu. It was not pretty. I spent the week in bed coughing. Mark slept in the other room. Also a doctor visit with 4 perscriptions. After that we all get a flu shot every year. You can go to a CVS about $32. The shots are not perfect but they offer the best protection. I always tell Kali to wash her hands as soon as all the children have gone home. That should help and well. Good luck.

  2. Recently getting the flu set my anxiety off big time. More than I honestly thought it could. It wasn’t in my mind until I ended up in the ER with an elevated heart rate. But I was given the flu shot after I already got it. My immune system is weakened so I think getting it was best, just in case!

    1. Oh no! That sounds awful! So glad you are feeling better! I’m sure being sick didn’t help anything…it’s hard to “be positive” when you feel that crappy. I have emergency TV shows on DVD when I am desperate for a pick me up!

  3. I had never gotten a flu shot before this year! I heard about how bad it was here in Boston while I was in Colorado and was convinced to finally get one. I wish I would have thought to get it earlier…My two weeks before ‘full protection’ weren’t even up before it came time for me to fly back into the health emergency! Hope you’ve stayed flu free!

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