I don’t believe in flu shots. I’ve never had one and I don’t plan on getting one any time soon either. Specially since I just finished getting over it this weekend. My thing about the flu shot is that eventually the virus will mutate into an extremely viral form that can have the potential to kill anyone regardless of age or health status. Except last year I got the “Super Flu” and I was down for a month. I found this really cool interactive description of how a super flu is born and how we get it. Still, I prefer to get over it the old fashion way, building up my immune system and kicking it’s ass. This practice works for me because I only get sick once a year. My body takes about three days to get rid of la gripa and it happens in 4 stages:
1. Body/head aches, congested and generally feeling caca
2. The water works start and a handkerchief becomes my best friend
3. My throat feels as if I was the lead signer of a death metal band and every time I cough my body aches
4. I’m back to normal, but still expelling what’s left over
For something as simple as gripa, my mom never really had any home remedies that I can think of, other than just drinking lemon tea with honey. Also vaporu always hit the spot and controlled the coughing so I can get some sleep. I do remember her wrapping a hot towel around my head once, but I can’t remember why. It’s funny because whenever I would miss school and the teacher needed a note from my mom, she always used the excuse, “Estimado maestro/a por favor excusa El Random Hero por faltar la escuela. Tenia la gripa. Gracias.” 95 percent of the time that was a lie. I didn’t have gripa. I was just didn’t want to go to school that day and stayed home. And that was in elementary school mind you. I never once missed school because I was legitimately sick. That being said I had a test this morning. Trying to study after work and sick isn’t the best of ideas. Despite not getting as much studying in as I would have liked to, I did good. Now I just have to worry about my math test tomorrow. tired+sick=I hate math.