You know what, I am just sick and tired of hearing everyone bash the flu shot. It grinds my gears, gets my goat, pisses me off to no avail. Every time one of my friends posts about it on Facebook, I can feel my blood boil and my blood pressure rise a million miles a minute.
My first husband DIED because of H1N1 back in 2009. You know why? Because he didn’t have the flu shot. Because he was one of the unlucky ones.
So here’s a big fuck you to all of you flu shot naysayers. Go ahead and don’t get it if you don’t want, but don’t come crying back to me or society when someone in your family dies from the flu, because I just wont care. I’ll say “I told you so”.
Never will one of my children or I skip the flu shot. I will not take risks with my children’s heath, and I refuse to let that disease ruin my life for a second time. Do you know what H1N1 did to my husband?
First, it made him sick. He had a very high fever and vomiting, and chills. He was coughing like no body’s business.. He was really sick at the end of September 09, and I told him I was worried about him, and he said to me “Don’t worry, if I feel like I’m going to die, I’ll go to a hospital”.
I brought him to the hospital October 3d and he never came home. H1N1 caused him to get the flu, bilateral multilobar pneumonia (which in layman’s terms means he had really awful pneumonia in BOTH lungs), and then it caused a blood clot. The blood clot caused him to go into cardiac arrest. There is nothing worse than hearing your husband’s last words, as he looks at you with a haunting look in his eyes, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe, why can’t I breathe?” I never got to talk to him again, only rub his legs in comfort, as the nurses rushed me out of the room as code blue was called.
So again…fuck you to all the flu shot naysayers.
*this post brought to you by another ignorant Facebook poster who has now been unfriended. I’m going to go outside now and pick up my youngest from school because I can feel an anxiety attack hitting me as I write this. I don’t want to cry right now 😦