Shot in theArm


The day had come. I was going to get my flu shot. It’s early in the season, but already multiple people in my immediate circle of family, friends, and co-workers have succumbed to coughs and headaches and other forms of crippling malaise and the weather hasn’t even fully turned yet.

There was no reason to put it off.

My lunch hour hit, so I stepped outside into the horrible wholesome sunshine to take the train into Santa Monica to go to my nearest in-network medical center where flu shots were promised to be “no cost”, which is my current price range for anything having to do with the medical industry these days. Did you hear the one about the Nobel Prize winner who had to sell his Nobel Prize in order to pay for medical bills that were in the six figures? Yeah, welcome to America in 2018.

So, an ounce of (free to me) prevention being worth a pound of cure I figured it was worth giving up a lunch hour to do. And I gotta say it was probably one of the easiest processes I’ve been through lately. Walk in. Fill out one form. Get vaccinated. Done. Easy peasy. Painless… Aside from feeling like the needle had been jabbed straight into the bone.

So that was my day…

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~ by Gwydhar Gebien on October 5, 2018.

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