I am not a doctor, but I play one on TV.
Ok, I don’t really play a doctor on TV. But I did stay in a Holliday Inn Express last night.
Ok, I’m lying again. I have no official medical training whatsoever, so it is with that in mind that I proceed with this thought: Why are people who get flu shots the only people I know who get the flu?
I haven’t had anything more than a stuffy head, runny nose, and some sneezing at the worst in the past few years. In fact, the last time I was really sick with the actual flu (sick enough to miss work) was over three years ago, but it went away in a day.
Am I just lucky? Perhaps. More likely, it probably has something to do with the fact that I let my immune system do the work that most people pay doctors to do. I always thought it was funny that the people who ran to the doctor after sneezing more than twice in one day were always the same people who missed the most school and work days because they were sick. They also took all the drugs and crap doctors give to you to get you out of their office faster, but still make money off you. Think about how much time the actual doctor spends investigating your health, asking you questions, reviewing your records . . . oh, right, the docotrs don’t actually do that. No, they scribble out a prescription for something and send you on your way to waste more of your money (and time).
But the truth is, you are really just wasting the doctor’s time. The point is, don’t waste the doctor’s time when you feel a little under the weather. They have real sick people to attend to. You aren’t going to get the attention you think you deserve, and you are only going to get the old “get the F out of my office with your stupid flu” prescription. Save yourself some money; buy a lot of orange juice before flu season and drink a glass every day. If you need a second opinion, ask your immune system.