November 01, 2006
Back in the day when we used to work together, we could get flu shots at the office for $8 a pop. My first year of grad school, there was a flu shot shortage, and David's mom (who was then a nurse but is now retired) stole them from the hospital where she worked and gave them to us in her living room. She claimed she had never given a shot before, but I'm not sure how she could have graduated from nursing school without learning something that important. In any case, I was the guinea pig -- David, his brother, and his stepfather were all too scared to go first! Last year, I wasn't going to get a flu shot at all, but when I went to the UHS travel clinic to prepare for my trip to Kenya, they gave me one just in case. Today, UHS was offering a walk-in flu shot clinic for UM-affiliated people until 11:30. I had to go there anyway to get a cholesterol test and, when I arrived at 11:10, I called David and told him to hightail it up there so we could also get our flu shots. He arrived in record time, and we were through the flu-shot assembly line in about fifteen minutes. They are very efficient!
No flu for us this year. I also just learned from the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention that I am at very low risk for diabetes and heart disease, so I shouldn't have any heart attacks this year, either!
Posted by eklanche at November 1, 2006 06:19 PM
I just read an article yesterday about the Harvard Disease Risk website and then this morning checked my own risk for several diseases (quite low, thank God). I meant to tell you about the site, but it looks like you found it on your own. How strange is that?
Posted by: dmerch at November 2, 2006 11:38 AM
It's actually not strange at all -- I just got to the Ann Arbor News before you did yesterday! Now that I think of it, though, that is rather strange...
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