Way back in the 70's I had a flu jab that resulted in me being very unwell and I vowed never to have another.
Recently I was forced to go to the Doctors with an UTI that just wasn't going away. This is a first for me, I have never had one in my life before.
Did I pick it up from the Hospital when Tom was there for a week ? who knows.
Anyway, whilst sitting in the chair in the nurses room, (like a sitting duck) she persueded me that at my age I should have the vaccine and so like a good little 'sitting duck' I agreed.
She told me that I may feel a bit rough for a couple of days !!!!!
I was so unwell, I actually spent one whole day in bed unable to get up, wringing wet with sweat one minute and freezing cold the next. This lasted for 3 days.
Yesterday I had to go back to the nurse as the Antibiotics (again I have not taken Antibiotics since the 70's ) did not work completely and so I am now on a second lot.
I mentioned that I had been ill and she said that some of the Doctors in the surgery had also been ill after the flu jab, this made me feel a lot better as I thought maybe I was just paranoid about the thing.
I guess this tells me that it isn't for everyone.
Tom marches in, gets his jab and never has any ill effects.
Just hoping that this second lot of pills work and I can get back to normal.