Saturday, March 14, 2009

For Want of a Flu Shot

You've heard the proverb "For want of a nail..." before. Well, for want of a flu shot, a week was lost.

Monday night, my wife started feeling the beginning stages of being sick (aches, etc.). By Tuesday morning, she and my youngest daughter both had the flu. Wednesday morning, my oldest daughter had the flu. And I was bragging that because of my Diet Coke and protein bar diet, I was once again going to escape this illness. Well, "let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall." At about 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, as I was writing a sermon, my legs and back started aching and by Wednesday night, I had a full-on case of the flu. Thursday and Friday, I spent the entire day in bed, running a temperature of 101-103 and eating about 500 calories each day. It's now Saturday and I still feel lousy. Food doesn't sound good at all...even the thought of drinking a Diet Coke makes me want to vomit. The only thing that sounds good is orange juice and popsicles. I'm not sure that a flu shot would have prevented this, but we have decided that we are definitely going to be getting a flu shot this winter. If you've been fortunate enough to have not gotten this flu, be very thankful. If you have gotten it, it is just another small reminder of the effects of Adam's fall.

6 comments:

Mike said...

what you need is some grapefruit juice, fresh squeezed.

Flu shot here. Not flu yet either. I got it last year w/ no shot and figured... never again.

Al said...

... if not grapefruit juice, at least gin...

Rachael said...

Hope you guys all feel better soon. Sounds like a very bad case of it. Take care.

Joyce said...

Hope you and the family feel better soon.

Rick and I are the only ones here who haven't had it. Philip and Michael are both really sick with the flu right now, too, which they most likely contracted while here for a visit. :(

Teresa said...

Hi, hope you guys are all better. I know you didn't preach Sunday , but check out my blog , you might appreciate it!
www.thebovenkampfamily.blogspot.com

Kevin Efflandt said...

Hi Teresa,

Tell Sydney that she did a great job!