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Just got the Flu, anyone else?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    Over the weekend my wife and I came home from Arizona and I was greated by the Flu bug. People were coughing on the plane, and I was wondering if I would catch something?

    My brother and his wife went back home at 4am this morning so I am back at my mother's condo helping her with some things that she needs done. I have a hospital type mask on, so hopefully my mom won't catch it.

    I am dragging today, as late Sunday night I got very sick. Feeling better today so far. I shot Sunday at the local club, may be I got the Flu from someone there?

    I shot really well, as I had a 28 out of 30, and a 27 out of 30. I have not seen the newspaper as they list the winners, hopefully I hit a Lewis.

    Anyone else catch the Flu bug recently. Here in Wisconsin, we got it earlier than expected.
    Steve Balistreri
     
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    Just getting over it Steve,..came down with it the Sunday before last and still weak as a kitten...my moms fighting it now as much as we took every precaution to keep it away from her...she has COPD, Asthma and Asbestosis so we are packed for the ER if it gets out of hand
     
  4. Catpower

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    For the last two years for the first time in my life I got flu shots, guess they must help, knock on wood I've been fine

    The doctors at the VA really push the shots, also got a pneumonia shot, it's good for 5 or 10 years can't remember but the VA will, they stay on top of that stuff pretty good
     
  5. Bisi

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    I'll let you know in 48hrs? I just got back from the dentist. He was putting a new crown on me. He is working on me with his drill and talking. Comes out and tells me he missed last Friday and yesterday Monday because he had the flu.

    WTF - why didn't you tell me before so I could've canceled?? He's towering over me less than a foot from my face and he just got over the flu???? He had a mask, but I was livid.

    It seems like everytime I get on an airplane I catch a cold or something.

    I work in a wide open shop without many people around so I don't get many colds etc. till I get stuck in room full of people.

    I guess that is another postive of being anti social. LOL
     
  6. Catpower

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    Bisi I was kind of your shoes a while back, I was getting my hair cut and my barber was coughing telling me he wasn't feeling good felt like he might be coming down with the flu

    Don't know if he got it but I sure did
     
  7. Shootrman

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    Wash your hand often when touching anything in public. Thinking people never think of:
    Buttons on ATMs, has pumps, door handles, etc
     
  8. gdbabin

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    Get a flu shot from now on, unless you are allergic to eggs.



    Guy
     
  9. senior smoke

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    My mom just told me that I look like she should be taking care of me. I am going to drive home now and get some sleep and come back tonight and get her ready for bed.

    My mom suggested that I stop at a near by deli that sells chicken soup. It can't hurt, as my mom believes chicken soup has magical powers when your not feeling good???.
    Steve
     
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    It has been proved that chicken soup actually does make you get better faster, something in the broth

    Even if it doesn't good chicken soup tastes good
     
  11. CharlieAMA

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    Shopping cart handles are really bad for carrying germs, especially after seeing some of the people at Walmart.
     
  12. Joe Potosky

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    Received flu shot at Walmart late October early November. A must have shot every year.

    If your of age (60 or older) don't forget that shingles shot....
     
  13. hmb

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    Add a pneumonia shot to what Joe said. HMB
     
  14. Bob Merkov

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    I'm traveling in the Pittsburgh area on business and all you hear on the news is the flu is running rampant around here. Hospitals are getting full. Make sure you wash your hands as often as you can and use disinfectant also.

    Bob M.
     
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    Wish I could talk the wife into a flu shot. She's never had a full blown case of the flu. If she ever does I won't have to say I told you so. Got Mine

    Robert
     
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    Had the flu shot in october and in hospital with flu as we speak.
     
  17. senior smoke

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    Back at my mom's condo getting her ready for bed. She told me she is starting to feel sick. Hope she doesn't get the Flu especially at her age. Think I will stay the night to be on the safe side. She did get the flu shot, wonder if you can still get the flu after getting the shot?
    Steve
     
  18. X Trap 2

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    Yes, you can still get the flu with the shot. TV said shot only covers about 50 per cent of virus out there.

    I got the shingles last year and the wife got the shot last year. The shot was expensive. I did not go to the doctor. I just treated with calamine lotion. Seems it took about two months to be completely get over it. Some add said it you get the shingles now you should not get it again. Others I work with have had shingles multiple times. Maybe I will get the shot this year just to be sure. Ray
     
  19. Barry C. Roach

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    If you DO get the flu.......try to take Tamaflu as quickly as possible.
     
  20. oz

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    No but I had diarrhea yesterday, does that count?
     
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