violin4jesus wrote:Sorry also about your flu, Amy! I haven't received a flu shot in the last few years (thankfully I live in states that don't mandate them for healthcare workers) and I just dose up on vitamins like crazy and drug myself to sleep, so I haven't been as sick the last few winters. But I definitely recommend them for people with weaker immune systems. I can't imagine being knocked down like that.
Thanks. I keep thinking about the vaccine but the problem is that those of us with health problems and immune system problems tend to react to the shot just as badly or worse than the illness itself. :\ There tends to be preservatives and MSG in the shot, which I'm highly allergic to, and I have a history of mercury poisoning. And if one's immune system is not working right, there's no guarantee the shot will work anyway, since the point of it is to make your immune system grow anti-bodies. It's quite the delema.
But I am feeling much better, finally. Yesterday I braved going out to church, then a nap, then to my oldest sister's birthday party. I made it out and wasn't feeling sick, but was very wobbly and weak. Then today I stayed in bed until almost 4:00 pm (hypersomnia is back) and then interpreted at the Christmas Eve service and was feeling almost back to normal.
Tomorrow we may go out to eat with my grandparents and then I start my sleep study in the evening and it'll go all the next day. I'll spend some 20 hours hooked up to wires. Hope they find something helpful! Encouraging news is that my disability insurance will pay for it completely, and should pay for any medications they decide as a result that I should try.
Becky, I've had stuff like that happen. That's one of the things I love and hate about crocheting is that it comes out so incredibly easy. It's handy if you want to pull it out but also slips out by accident, too. Hope you got caught up.
Allison, I know how it is to worry about making it through and getting around at events. I'll be praying.
Becky and Pup, my family has a Roku, which is a box you pay a one-time fee for and then it allows you to access some cable shows and a lot of old shows for free, or stream things like Amazon and Hulu for a small fee. Anyway, I found Doctor Who on it. At first I only found the new one and watched two episodes, but then I found some old ones but they are just random ones in the middle. I'll watch them later.
Merry Christmas, all!