Originally published Jan 2014
It’s the beginning of
January fall and for the first time since being diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2006, I have not gotten the flu.
I never had the flu before getting Sarcoidosis, but my doctors, especially after getting sarcoidosis in the heart and the resulting heart failure, all convinced me to get a flu shot.
“You could die” was the common thread to convince me, and reluctantly, I got my very first flu shot in the fall of 2006. Three weeks after, I got a very bad cold.
2007 and I had the hole in my heart closed, heart failure discovered and a defibrillator implanted. Again, they all said to get the flu shot. I did, and three weeks after, I was sick with a flu. Same thing every year.
You would think that I would learn a lesson from that. But no, I did it anyway, got that damned flu shot. Then last year, three weeks to the date from getting the flu shot, I got the worst flu I had yet. I really was very, very sick. I contemplated checking into the hospital at one point.
It stayed with me for weeks, and my lungs paid the price. Every PFT I had this year, my numbers were low. I have shortness of breath most of the time now, and exertion is horrible on my breathing.
After reading countless articles on the danger of the flu shot, and the fact that it is more dangerous than the flu, and people were actually being killed from the flu shot, I opted out. I went the homeopathic route, and so far, knock on wood, no flu, no cold, nothing.
So if this is as successful as it appears so far, I am saying “Screw The Flu Shot” from now on.
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