Monday Musings about Karma…

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Okay, I admit I may have been feeling pretty smug what with making it through most of winter already without so much as catching a cold from JP!  I’ve been working out regularly and my doctors’ appointments last week had all gone well.

The first visit was with my internist and called a medicine recheck, sort of like a physical, only less, because my insurance won’t cover an annual physical.  They also don’t cover my flu shot, but don’t even get me started on that.  My doctor looked over my info on the screen and said she wanted me to have a few blood tests done.  “Stay well,” she proclaimed as she breezed out of the room.  Karma…

My mammogram was on Wednesday and all went well.  Thursday I stopped at the lab to have blood drawn and those results all came back great, too.

But apparently with all those visits to medical facilities where sick people go, I picked up a virus.  The freaking flu virus, even though I had my vaccine last fall.  Maybe my immune system is still lagging after chemo last year.  Or maybe the vaccine was just less than effective like they’ve been saying.  Who knows?  But I do know that if you get to the doctor quickly, they can give you Tamiflu, an antiviral, to shorten the course and lessen the effects of flu.

By Saturday morning I was at Urgent Care, where they confirmed I had the flu.  “My, you’ve been at a lot of doctor’s offices lately.  Probably where you picked it up.”  Karma…

They would prescribe Tamiflu and I would watch for any signs of complications like pneumonia.  But after checking for an interaction with my other meds, the doctor said, “I see you react to medications with red dye in them.  Sorry, can’t give you Tamiflu!”  Freaking karma…

But she did give me an antibiotic for my sinusitis and to help prevent other infections, stressed the need for rest and fluids and sent me on my way.  And hopefully I didn’t share my germs with anyone else.  Shh!  Karma!

(Just kidding about the list!)

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  1. Sorry to hear about the flu, Dee. You would think that a hospital would be a safe place and not contract the flu there!

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    1. So aggravating! But I have had a bad case years ago and I know this is milder, so I’m guessing the vaccine helped somewhat. Hoping not to pass it along!

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  2. Apparently this year’s flu vaccine has one of the lowest effectiveness ratings for ages. Just the way the cookie crumbles as it is a bit of a gamble anyway being produced a year in advance!

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    1. That is so true. I heard they may have a universal type vaccine soon that would cover more, but who knows?

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  3. I’m glad all your appointments went well, but it super-size sucks that you are sick now!! Feel better!

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  4. Oh no! Feel better! I had the flu last year, and I’d say, take it easy, and rest up. It takes longer to get back to 100% than you’d imagine.

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    1. Thanks, I do think it’s not as bad a s it could have been so maybe the vaccine helped some. Still have the fever and cough, which is so annoying

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  5. Oh no. I hope you feel better.

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    1. Still have fever and cough, but it’s better. Hoping not to pass it around the house. Hubby does not need this!

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      1. Nobody needs it. Here in NYC metropolitan area we have had a few children die of the flu. Very sad.

        Please take care and rest.

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      2. I will, thanks. The stats have been scary but any time a child dies it’s horrible.

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      3. Me nodding. Please be well.

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  6. Oh dear. Get better soon!🌹🌹🌹

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  7. You broke the carinal rule of flu season. I won’t even think that though. Yesterday the husband made that comment (see I’m not even going to repeat it or think what he said)…Feel better, let’s do lunch when you feel better ❤

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  8. Ah that stinks, Dee… Well at least all the tests etc. were good news. Hopefully the duration will be shorter than without the shot. Sending healing vibes!!! ❤️

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  9. Unbelievable! Get well soon!

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  10. I never thought of a cold as bad karma! The last time I went to the dentist’s office everyone in the waiting room was coughing and blowing their nose – who goes to the dentist with a cold? Get well soon.

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  11. I hope you’re all better very soon! Happy all your tests went well! ♥

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    1. Thanks! Contagious till the fever is gone, they said. Hopefully soon!

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  12. Oh now sweetie please get well soon

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  13. Oh no! that is what I meant xoxo

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    1. Oh thanks. I’m doing better!

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  14. Isn’t it lovely to go to the doctor’s office, feeling great, routine check, and go out carrying everyone elses germs because people never cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough!! Hopefully, they’ll know the meaning of karma, too!! Hope you’re feeling better ❤

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    1. I know! And I’ve tried to be so careful, too. Feeling better but it’s slow going

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      1. Don’t rush it. Just take care of you! ❤ Glad you're feeling better.

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  15. So sorry about catching the flu, Dee. I get it if someone forces me to get a Flu vaccine. There are only 20% of the viruses being prevented with this year’s vaccine according to one source I read. So, don’t feel too bad since you had positive results with blood at lab and your mammogram. Excellent, but I have to admit when someone nearly hits me on the highway as they are eating and or texting I snarl, “where is karma?!”
    I also have said, “What goes around comes around.”

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  16. sportsattitudes | Reply

    Hospitals, doctor offices and clinics are indeed the most likely places to get sick. It does make sense, doesn’t it? Sick people in a confined area. Painfully ironic that’s where you go to get better. Glad tests are clean…here’s hoping the flu departs quickly!

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  17. So happy to hear that your tests all went well!! That’s great news…bet the Doctor gave you the flu…Karma!! 😉 Continue to feel better. xo

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    1. I swear she at least jinxed me!

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      1. Yes but you know what they say about Karma…hehe 😉

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