Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 21st, 2017 That Changes

January 21st, 2017 That Changes

Today was better. Things are improving. This flu thing is in its final stages, I do believe. I'm still not 100%, but better. After the last few days, I'll take better. There's a lot of people in this area with the same thing. In fact, one business downtown had to shut down because of flu. That's exactly what they wrote on a sign affixed to their door. One question--How do medical professionals keep from getting this stuff? Flu shots, sure--but still, different strains can get around the shot, so I hear. I've never had a flu shot. That changes starting now. I don't think I'll miss the opportunity in the future.

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget. I remained refined sugar-free. I exceeded my daily water goal and I stayed connected with support.

I'm doing okay. Had a good conversation with mom tonight. She enjoyed some wonderful company today. Irene, Allen, Noah and Amber, plus our friends Linda and her husband Lindel stopped by for visits. Mom was in good spirits. Although she's worried about me--and it doesn't matter how many times I say, "Mom, I'm doing fine--I'm getting better," she still worries. "You don't sound like you're feeling better." "I'm fine, mom! I'll see you soon, okay?"  She's a worrier. I am too, I get it. But really--other people have it much worse. I've heard horrible things from other's flu experiences.

I'm doing okay!

Thank you for reading and your continued support,


  1. Can you do Facetime with your mom so she can actually see you rather than just talk to you? That might ease her anxiety a bit.

  2. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I have gotten flu shots since I was young (first one I remember was for swine flu) I've only gotten the flu once about 3 years ago and it was a type that the shot didn't cover so yes one can get through. Gotta say though it wasn't so bad. Went to the hospital (they confirmed it was flu) because I was dehydrated and am diabetic but it only lasted about 3 days and no one else in my family caught it. We all were vaccinated.


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