Sooo on my way back home in the can tonight after kickball and having a couple of drinks with my friends after winning our game I heard over the radio that almost all of the cases of the flu so far in DC have been the actually cases of the swine flu…. So what actually scares me is that we not only made fun of the swine flu at work whenever someone was sick and we completely made fun of the person who was out with the flu, don’t pretend like you didn’t do the same thing, but we didn’t really actually realize how much this flu actually hurts.
Now, please understand that there is no way I could ever give legal or medical advice and please do not let me convince you to take or not take my opinions to heart or to make your own decision as you need to decide for yourself and for your kids, but if I had to do it again, even if someone said that taking the H1N1 vaccine would preven the pain, the not being able to breath and the absolute misery and hell that this flu caused me, I would never take the shot as the shot scares the sh*t out of me like no tomorrow. Now, you need to decide if the shot is good for you or your kids on your own, but I am a healthy adult who not only takes care of myself but also lives a reasonable healthy life and takes care of myself….and because of that, I took the risk and did not get the shot….however this flu was not only hell, but actually made me think I would die.
Swine flu is not cool and although I would not take the shot, I would not wish the pain and lack of being able to not only function and breath and be able to talk on anyone on earth, but at the same time, if the shot stops people from feeling as horrible as I did, I would say take it in a heart beat. Anyways, this flu was horrible and I do not wish it on anyone, but if you are a parent or even thinking about it for yourself, think about the benefits and the possible negative things that this horrible flu could cause and then consider the benefits of not having to feel how horrible it makes you feel but also remember the horrible things that the vaccine can cause and how horrible they can make you feel and then make a decision on if the H1N1 is the right decision for not only you but also for you and your family and your partner. I would still 100% turn down the shot no matter what, even after possibly living through the flu, but that does not mean you should make the same decision. If you think it is right for you and for your family, then go for it, but if you think it is bad like I do, then avoid it, but remember, it is 100% your decision and you need to make the choice on your own. I hated having the flu and it was horrible but I would still never get the shot.