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Update on the flu situation at our house!!! We are slowly kickin' it!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thank you to everyone for your kind and positive thoughts and prayers for Ken and myself as we continue to fight this flu!!! Ken was supposed to go to the doctor this morning but I called and rescheduled it as he was not feeling up to going and he hasn't been able to get his blood work completed yet. When I told them he had the flu, the nurse just laughed and asked if I was feeling better since I probably gave it to him. I laughed and said but you heard him say last week that it wouldn't cost him anything if he got it from me....she continued laughing and asked if he was going to get his flu shot next year. He has said no...he would take his chances. He hasn't had the flu in years and maybe won't get it again. (I'm not holding my breath on that one.) I will continue to get my flu shots each year as soon as they are available.
I just thank God each day that I am not feeling worse nor do I have any of the complications that can come with getting the flu. I am still glad that I received my flu shot. I called to check on our elderly neightbors again today and she said she went and got her flu shot yesterday after talking with me. She also got her shingles and pneumonia shots while she was there.
But she said if she sees me outside, she will stay on her side of the street for another week or so. lol!!!
We have had two deaths in our area due to complications from the flu. Both people had Type A Influenza, were elderly and had other serious health issues with poor immune systems due to their other health issues. Praying for their families and friends.
Have a wonderful week!!! Hope you can avoid the flu and anything else that is around in your neck of the woods.
Blessings, love and hugs,

Thankful that none of our friends nor family have the flu.
Thankful for my flu shot. I really think it has help me.
Plenty of water and tylenol.
God's daily blessings.
Flu shots which I have taken faithfully for years.
People checking on us.
McKenzie who is worried about us being "old and sick" and her prayers for us.
A nice warm bed to lay in and recuperate.
Able to be up and about more each day.
Did do more exercises today. Just had to do them in shorter periods of time until done.
Can't wait to see my McKenzie. I sure do miss her.
Won't see McKenzie til this is gone as I don't want her sick.
McKenzie is enjoying time with her Meme and her cousins.
Too many flessings to count and post here....Thank you Lord!!!

McKenzie gets prettier all the time.
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    Hope you are feeling better. -- Lou
    1943 days ago
    I pray for a speedy recovery for both of you!
    1944 days ago
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a clear bill of health. emoticon

    McKenzie is absolutely beautiful!!
    1944 days ago
    Wow, look at McKenzie, she is beautiful Helen, must take after her Grandmother!!! I'm sure her Mom is beautiful too!!!
    I have started getting a flu shot these last few years and all I seem to get is sinus problems but get plenty of them. Hope and pray you and Ken both are feeling better!!!

    1949 days ago
    Wow, Mackenzie sure is growing up fast - what a lovely young lady she is. Thanks so much for sharing this photo, Helen!

    I very much hope you and Ken continue to improve and finally recover from the flu. The widespread extent of it in the US has made the news here in South Australia and people are being warned to get their flu shots early this year. There is also a bad gastro virus that is expected to circle the globe and it starts so suddenly that hygiene is of even more importance than ever. Just take care of yourselves and get better before you try doing anything else so your immune systems get a chance to build up again. Sending continued prayers your way.

    Love, hugs and blessings,

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    1949 days ago
    I'm so happy that both you and your hubby are doing so much better!!!! McKenzie is absolutely beautiful!!!!
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  • _LINDA
    The both times I could have gotten my flu shot, I had other things I had to do, but I am supposed to get one and usually do. In spite of my weakened immune system, I don't seem to ever get sick. The last and only time I had the flu was when I was eight years old! I also don't get colds ever!
    Wishing you and Ken a good recovery. Your job is to recover -perhaps exercising isn't the best thing right now -just lots of water and rest! That is great you are staying away from others and not risking transmitting it. All too often people go out when sick -this one women in particular came to the bridge club with pneumonia and didn't think it was contagious!!! She comes also with bad colds as do a lot of people. They are die hards, the people who play this game of bridge!!
    That is one adorable photo of McKenzie -she is growing into one beautiful young lady -you are going to have to update your profile photo soon. As much as you would like them to remain a perpetually sweet innocent child, unfortunately, they do start to grow up :P Hopefully she will remain as sweet as she was as a child into her teens!
    Feel better soon!
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    1949 days ago
    Thanks for the update and glad your feeling better. McKenzie is beautiful young lady. emoticon
    1950 days ago
    McKenzie is definitely beautiful! Glad you had your flu shot! Hope Ken gets his!
    1950 days ago
    So happy that you're starting to feel better! emoticon emoticon
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  • FROSTY99
    Glad to hear you are both doing better. We just got over it and DH spent 3 days in the hospital and also had pneumonia so it is nothing to mess around with!
    Here is to a speedy recovery.
    1950 days ago
    So thankful for the healing happening in your house!!
    1950 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    You have a very Beautiful Granddaughter. You can be Very Proud of Her Too. Glad that You are feeling a liitle bit better too. Praying for a Speedy Recovery for Both You and Ken. I have'nt had a Flu Shot for years too. In the apartment 24/7 so I'm not around that many people. God Bless You and have an Awesome Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1950 days ago
    I always get my flu shot and so does my son and husband. I get a pneumonia shot every once in a while too and am considering the shingles vaccine. I hope you are both 100% soon.
    1950 days ago
    Glad that you are better and praying that your DH will be soon. MCKenzie is a doll!
    1950 days ago
    You are so right....she does get prettier. She has grown so much!

    Glad to hear that you and Ken are on the mend and it didn't get worse. I too got a flu shot this year. This is only my second year in getting one but thought it's about time I did. Seems that so many people I know are sick and those that got the shot aren't doing as bad as the others.

    Praying for your continued improvement.

    hugs...Mary Anne
    1950 days ago
    OH my . . . she is GORGEOUS! Glad you aare getting better. We got our flu shots and always do too. Just never "lucked out" with staying flu free if we don't. So far just colds in our house, but everyone is well now.

    HUGS and feel better.
    1950 days ago
    Glad you're feeling a bit better. Take it slowly! emoticon
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    emoticon BOTH OF YOU HUGS,CHAR
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    Hope you all get well soon
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  • DEE107
    oh no hope you feel better soon and praying for you
    1950 days ago
    It is a little shock to the system to realize the younger generation actually thinks we are old!

    I am glad you are getting better!
    1950 days ago
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