Reply To: Still healing after nearly 3 years?

April 25, 2013 at 12:37 am

Hi Lori, thanks for the kind words.  I travel quite a bit to customer locations for my work. Most of our customers are medical facilities and hospitals. It is the hospitals that are requiring that everyone who works there get a flu shot, so my company pushed down the mandate for all engineers that work with these customers.

I put my foot down, and I am hoping it pans out.  My GBS isn’t the only reason that I don’t want a flu shot, but it is a serious condition for me. I have NEVER had a flu vaccine in my life, nor have I ever had the flu. I know that sounds crazy, but it is true. My grandmother, my mother, my sister and myself have never had the flu due to some weird natural immunity.  Our family doctor said “At some point a strain will come along that you are not going to dismiss and you will likely get very sick.”  My sister went into the military in 1982 and they required her to get a flu shot. She now gets the flu.

Anyway, that is the story.