Sunday, December 28, 2008

Get your flu shot!

I was hospitalized with flu complications the past few days. I have to say this was the worst flu I ever had in my life and made me wish I had gotten my flu shot this year. I was so dehydrated that they went through 8 bags of IV solution to get me rehydrated. I am home now resting. I will catch up with all of you in the next few days. Next year I am definitely getting my flu shot. Did any of you get yours this year?

26 comments:

Sandi Keene said...

You poor thing! I am so sorry to hear that you have been ill. Feel better!

Michelle Dawn said...

Hope you feel bettr soon. I did get my flu shot hope it works.

Dawnie said...

I noticed you were MIA! I'm sorry it was for this reason. I've never gotten a flu shot...something to think about.

I hope you get better soon! Thank you for the warm and cozy socks! They arrived on Friday and I wore them to bed last night-my feet were freezing.

reliv4life said...

Oh, friend, I am so sorry you have been so sick. I know we used to catch every bug that came by and all pass it around. Now, after 2 years on Reliv, we rarely get sick at all. I know a few weeks ago I got a stomach bug that friends were sick with for a week and I had a touch of it for one day. Also, if one of us catches something, it stays isolated and we don't all get it. Reliv is not just a regular supplement - it is patented and amazing! Something to think about. Rest as much as you can and take care of yourself. I have missed you.

Catherine Holman said...

Take it easy and get lots of rest. I should have gotten my flu shot and may regret this decision this year. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful snowy pictures of your cabin.
Happy New Year,
Cathie

Lady of the Mote said...

I am so sorry you are so sick,rest,get well

Hot Belly Mama - easing into it said...

No, I didn't get it. I know I should have being pregnant but my hubby didn't want me to. He was too leery of me doing that. I am home full-time now so I have managed to get lots of rest and avoid most of the cold season stuff. I figured if I got the flu, I can rest and care for myself as needed w/out worrying about going back to work.

ctlogcabin said...

Shelley ~~
Sending good thoughts & warm hugs for a speedy recovery. Connie xox

joated said...

Bummer! Hope you're making a swift recovery.

After 32 years in the classroom I figure I'm pretty much immune to anything carried by virus or bacteria! (Although that bout of walking pneumonia took it's toll in '06.)

Cedar ... said...

Awwwww Shelley,... what a nasty way to spend Christmas! I always get a flu shot, two indicators: age and asthma. Get lots of rest and feel better soon!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I sure hope you feel better soon, no I didn't get a flu shot although Stush did, I hope I don't regret it but probably will:(

Get rest and drink plenty of liquids:)
Rondell

A. said...

I am sorry that you have been so sick. I hope you feel better soon!
I have presented you with an award, which hopefully might cheer you up a bit.

Happy New Year & a swift recovery!

Patty said...

ohh sorry you are sick. I had the stomach flu at Halloween and it brought my resistance down low, so I have had a cold and cough onand off ever sense.
Hope your better soon.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Please take it easy and get well.. Even when you start feeling better, don't over-do. I have missed your blogs and comments--but that can wait..

Get WELL.
Hugs,
Betsy

JyLnC said...

I had lung problems in 2005 so I get a flu shot every year and it is definitely worth it.

I hope you feel better, soon.

George said...

Shelley, the flu is nothing to take lightly. Make sure you completely recover before you try to do too much. As a result of flu complications I cannot get flu shots.

grammy said...

Sorry to hear you have been so sick. I always think I will get a flu shot then i never do. Get better.

Carol said...

Dear Shelley,
I'm so sorry you've been in the hospital! The flu is so horrible! I have gotten my flu shot the past 2 years, so glad hubby & I do this.
Take it easy, we anxiously await you return!
Love & Hugs,
Carol

Jennifer said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Rick and Dianne said...

Wow Shell...get better soon! And follow all the advice from your "bloggy friends" here and don't overdo before you are totally better. I noticed you were missing, it never crossed my mind that you might be sick.

Take care...recover soon!!

Darla said...

Oh my stars! Glad you are home and doing better. Yes, my husband and I both got our flu shots as soon as they were available.

Kath said...

Oh my goodness...I hope you're doin a lot better.
I have never had a flu shot and I haven't had the flu in many, many years...I can't even remember the last time I got sick with the flu. (geeesh I hope I didn't just jinx myself)
Feel Better...and REST..REST...REST!!

Hugs - Kath

Brandi said...

I have been missing you! So sorry you have been so ill!

Yes! We get the shot every year. We never did until the granddaughter started in daycare and in there everything goes around and comes home!

Get Better!

Molly's Mellow Moments said...

How awful. Get better soon....and next year we will all have to send out a reminder to you in the autumn to get the flu jab!
Fingers crossed we will be ok...not meeting the criteria to get the flu jab on the National Health we are keeping fingers tightly crossed!
Get well wishes coming your way!
Molly x

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Oh Shelley, I'm so sorry to hear that you were so very sick. Hope you're back to normal VERY soon!

I haven't had a flu shot in years. Knock on wood, haven't needed one!

Denise said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I hadn't realized that you were hospitalized. I did not get a flu shot, and I'm supposed to since I've had a heart attack. I am late to your blog since I've been up at the cabin. If there is anything that you need, just let me know. I hope you are feeling better soon.