"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Flu Who?

Here's a story.  There is this lady who hardly ever gets sick - never even gotten a flu shot.  A friend developed Guillaume Barre Syndrome after a flu shot, so she decides never to get one.  Then she gets bit by a flu bug and 15 days later is still having symptoms (mouth is raw, can't hear).  She was so sick in fact, twice, she thought she was minutes away from death.  She watched the news, certain they would come across the screen with an announcement that an epidemic had begun with a new terrible strain of flu.  No such pronouncements.  Ebola or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever thrown in with this new strain...  Moral of this story, she will be getting an annual flu shot from now on.


  1. Aww, sorry to hear you are poorly :(
    I had a reaction to the flu shot last year, so the doctor wouldn't give me one this year...now everyone around me is coming down with the flu !
    Rest, and get well soon .

  2. Here I am sitting on my verandah on an early Monday morning and enjoying your stories and photos.I am your new follower and I will be back for more..

  3. it got me too...one month into it and i am finally getting some energy back...it has taken a big chunk out of me...i will be getting a flu shot next year too!....i really sympathize!...get better soon....the neti pot really helped me......

  4. Oh my so sorry you were so sick. I've had the flu once that I can remember and don't want it again. Since my mother's health was so precarious for years before her passing we were always advised to have flu shots to be around her. So I do, especially since I take care of my Daddy so much now. Again, take care.


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