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.