Friday, October 9, 2009

hooray for modern medicine...

...even with all it's glitches...I feel we are a people inspired by God in the advancement of medicinal break-throughs...
...flu shots hurt! But we are thankful for them. When a flu rolled into our home this week, I stayed well (I was immunized a few weeks ago), both girls (immunized a week earlier) got a mild case clearing up after a day with only lasting weakness, and my hubby is still sick, sorry sweetie (no shot for him). Do I think the flu shot caused the girls to get sick? uh, no. And we might get the flu a few more times this season! But if it was as mild as this case, bring it on! My mommy nerves can handle it. Are we diligent in getting the flu shot? no, more as a convenience. Do I ever want a loved one to be 1 of the 500 in 40 million that contract a serious illness as a result of adverse reactions to the flu shot...never. Even knowing we were perhaps helping the greater cause would not ease the pain and suffering of loosing a loved one or remaining permanently disabled. But would I regret getting the flu shot and go on an anti-flu shot campaign? no. Because you do the best you can for your family. Would I stop driving my kids around because the stats of dying in a car accident are by far greater than them dying by the flu shot? no. You do the best you can in this world...and...I'll continue to luuuuv my epidural...

3 comments:

Madills said...

Amen! I so agree with all of this!

Rachel Uda Murdock said...

AMEN!!!! We just got our seasonal flu shots. (Not the hubby though. He doesn't believe in it) And as soon as the H1N1 is available to us, we'll get that too!

Ben and Alexia said...

I've tried to get the seasonal flu shot for the kids here in Omaha, and THEY ARE ALL OUT! Crazy, huh? There is no way we will be able to get the H1N1 vaccine here.