Yeah, I know, most folks don't make New Year's resolutions because they don't keep them so why make them, blah, blah, blah.
I'm making one resolution and I intend to keep it.
I resolve to to a flu shot.
I've made fun of our office administrator, Connie, for several years now about flu shots. She always gets one. She's offered to take me along with her. I have arrogantly told her, "I don't need one!"
This year, I needed one.
The day after Christmas I started to feel badly. By the 28th I thought I had fought off whatever was troubling me. This was good because we were slated to spend a week of vacation in Southern California.
That evening the flu came with a vengeance.
Fever...chills...shakes...sweats. My wife said it felt like she was sleeping in a vibrating bed.
Finally went to Urgent Care and got a prescription for antibiotics.
Vacation was shot. I spent most of the time in bed. Ate lots of chicken soup (which isn't so bad because my wife makes great soup!). I started feeling better by the weekend and thought I'd be ready for a new work week.
But I wasn't ready. I lasted 5 hours in the office on Tuesday and went home. Saw my doctor the next day. He suspected that I had picked up a bacterial bug that is going around. He prescribed a new round of antibiotics.
I got some of the necessary stuff at work done yesterday and came home early. But I got a good night's sleep and I'm starting to feel better today.
That's good. I have a group of new pastors coming to visit with whom I'll be spending part of the weekend. We have two memorial services tomorrow at LICL - for Pastor Dave Darling and Davonna Crouch, both loved by their families, friends and church family. And Sunday will be a full day as well.
A few people have told me that getting a flu shot this year might not have kept me from coming down with the flu. Doesn't matter. If a flu shot can protect me from some of the nasty stuff that leaves you feeling like you went 12 rounds with a professional boxer, you can count me in.
Better than being counted out!