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Flu Season Deaths...

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Kansas City flu deaths increase to 10 this season, health department says
Posted: Jan 31, 2018 10:08 AM CST
Updated: Jan 31, 2018 10:08 AM CST

I stayed home again today because of the flu. Mostly to keep my co-workers from getting it as well. Not that it would seem to matter much, but you never know.
I posted the above headline from yesterday's paper because a friend of my daughter died a couple of days ago from flu-related symptoms. She was only 30 and had two little children.

Dh and I had received the Flu shot in early December. While I don't feel that we have too much to worry about, my defenses have been down due to lack of exercise and overwork over the last month or so. Too many days of up at 2:00 am and no sleep until after 10:00 or 11:00. That would be due to a 10-year old granddaughter who doesn't believe in letting anyone else sleep when she's not. While I love her, I've about had enough. Our daughter and two children have been living with us since the granddaughter was a year old.
It's enough to have had these two days to sleep a bit extra. I'm grateful that this flu hasn't hit me as hard as it has others because of these issues.

Now I need to worry about how much time I am taking off simply because I'm going to have to have surgery on my shoulder sometime this year. And I only have so much vacation time to use for that purpose. Would have gladly gone back to work today, only I don't think my boss and co-workers would have taken kindly. Don't know that they'll be happy to see me tomorrow, but I do need to go back sometime.

I am grateful to have gotten through January as rough as it's been. There's so many who haven't.



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