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Last week, my family was blessed (haha) with the flu. Not just any flu, but the flu that involved throwing up from the bottom of your toes and having horrible diaherra, really bad. Now I can hear many of you say, "Well this wouldn't have happened if you just had a flu shot." Well, let me tell you, I DID. Ok, I'll wait a few minutes for that to sink in........tra la la la, tra, la, la, la,
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Yes, you read that right I had a flu shot. It was when I was in the hospital in October that I had it. Evidently the last time I was brought in and the staff decided that i needed the shot and I must have been in lala land when I got it because that is something that I normally wouldn't do.

So anyway, last week when we all had this horrible flu. The throw up from the bottom of your toes to the diaherra from well, you know. And I had thrown up for so long that I didn't realize that my electrolytes were off. I found this out Saturday night because my heart started to race mighty fast, so into ER my daughter took me. Now this is when the doctor looked at me and thought that I was drug seeking, he is a jerk. Come to find out, not only were my electrolytes off but my blood count was way down. How far down? Well my hemiglobin is supposed to be like 10 something and it was now 7, That bought me two units of packed red blood cells as well as four K+ riders (potassium). I then started to feel pretty good as soon as the blood got into my wonderful veins. Ahhh, paradice.

Then last night, I started hurting all over with the majority of the pain being in the legs and knees. I didn't know if I was going to make it or not. I finally found the heating pad and took enough pain pills that I finally got semi-comfortable. Totally fotgot that my new blood was getting run around in my broken body and that the pain might be a little harsh. Oh well, at least I feel better.

Nancy








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Hello Nancy, It is very worrying to hear how bad you were despite flu jab.
Wretched Doc. thinking you were drug seeking-Grr!
Sending you a big cuddle.
x Lola
 

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I am sorry you are having such a tough time. I have heard that flu is a mean one.

Take care and I hope everyone in your family is on the mend.

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Hi Nancy,

I hope your feeling better, now. Sorry you had to go through the indignity, of such a rude person.:(

I had a similar experience once..I understand, the feeling.

Hope your on the mend, now.

Love,
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Nancy,
I am so sorry that you have not been feeling well. I have never had a flu shot as have heard it gives you the flu and well if I can just keep everyone away will be fine lol. My boss has taken my retirement plan and rolled it over to the lysol company as when we get down to 1 full can or wipe container left I am screaming for more lol. Would like to say that I have invested, yes invested, in something called a monster cleaner. It is a steam cleaner and you would not believe how much I have escaped from at least at home. I am not plugging any produce but will tell you that you can clean anything including carpet and floors with it. I thought my home was clean till I used it and no more hurting finger as scrubbing is not needed lol.
 

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Hi Nancy,
I know your post was about something not good but the way you put it all did make me chuckle!

Am really sorry for you being so ill, how awful. For me being sick really is one if the worst things, I do everything I can to try to avoid it as I find it really horrible. You poor thing.

I really hope you feel better soon.

Take Care

Cassie :)
 

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"The Flu Shot" does not offer any protection against the stomach flu, just the respiratory version of the flu. There is only one vaccine against any version of the stomach flu, which is a vaccine against rotavirus which is given to infants primarily.

Sorry to hear you went through that - it certainly can be wicked. I also wound up in the ER getting four bags of IV fluids before I felt human again a couple of years ago. I hope you're nearing full recovery by now!
 

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Hi nancy

I'm so sorry you have been ill and had to go to ER..my family all had the respiratory version of the flu ( as maia put it so well :wink2:) in december and it wasn't very nice at all..although I was so relieved that I didn't get stomach one!

I'm glad you're feeling better, get plenty of rest until you are fully on the mend.
take good care
love karen x
 
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