365 Days of Hypochondria

And other personal happenings.

The Flu (Day 168)


It’s that time of year again. Canadians start getting sick and news agencies reel out their predictable articles concerning the whole ‘flu-shot’ debate. I avoid these articles as much as possible but the headlines always seem to get to me. Personally, I’ve never had a flu shot and don’t really desire to get one. While the shots may do a lot to help the young and the elderly, I cringe at the thought of injecting unfamiliar substances into my body. I don’t hate needles. I just hate needles that don’t seem to be incredibly necessary. With that being said, I am completely aware of the flu viruses that have been spreading around Canada. Hearing about fatal cases tends to really freak me out. I start to purposely avoid sick people and if I feel tired or have a sore throat, I assume that I’m going to be the next goner. I’m sorry if this sounds insensitive but it’s truly how my mind works.

I was inspired to write this post today because I am currently feeling sick and have a lot of weird symptoms. I figured that writing about my current circumstances would get my worries off my chest.

2 thoughts on “The Flu (Day 168)

  1. I’ve been having a weird day, too. I started feeling sniffly and gross/tired after class this morning – of course, flu articles pop up so regularly on the Internet. Don’t stress too much, but if you do… there’s always Princess of Cleves. :)

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