….with the flu vaccination that is! Had you scared there for a moment, I’m sure! Yes, so this morning I had a doctor’s appointment. My main reason to go in there was to see if I could get my acne meds reordered. I was the first person to arrive that day. The nurse asked me if I was interested in getting a flu shot, and since I’m not interested in getting all sick and crumby this season, I signed up for it. They gave me one either last year or the year before…can’t remember. But that one worked well too. Anyway, another patient came in and took a seat and then proceeded to tell me…a stranger….what was wrong with his room mate who was, as he phrased it, “worshiping to the porcelain gods” this morning. He said he tried to talk her into coming with him to the doctor’s office, but she did not. He told me also that he already received a flu shot. Thankfully, the nurse came in at that moment and called my name. So the stranger and I said our good-byes and I went in to be weighed and get the party started.
I don’t remember if I ever screamed as a kid when I’d get shots – I do remember getting a “booster” shot, and scrunching up my face to prepare for enormous pain which didn’t turn out even half as bad. A mechanical noise went off somewhere in the office when the doctor gave me my booster shot, and I think that for awhile I thought all shots sounded like that when they were administered. Well zoom back to present day – the nurse gave me my shot and I barely felt it. Good times! I know that the next day might leave my arm feeling a bit tender. No big deal.
That doctor’s visit was the quickest one I’ve ever had, I think. Usually I have to wait for the doctor for the longest time, but this time I didn’t – we talked, he did his doctor thing, we talked some more, I got the shot and that was it! Gone in 30 minutes.