DarthEnder wrote:I don't understand how Higgins understands that germs are good because they help you build antibodies against viruses but doesn't understand that the flu shot does the exact same thing. It exposes you to the flu virus so that your body will build up antibodies for it.
LiQuid wrote:As someone who has had the flu before, I can say that it was easily the most miserable week of my entire life but the reason I don't get a flu shot isn't because I'm a conspiracy theorist retard like Higgins, it's because I'm better than the flu. I welcome it to try and come at me again. If you're a pussy ass kid go ahead and get a flu shot. If you're old you probably already have one foot in the grave and don't give a fuck. But for a young, healthy adult there's no reason to bother with that shit. Just get a couple bottles of Gatorade, camp out on your shitter with a puke bucket and sweat it out like a fucking man.
This. Every year, there are different strains that go around, some more virulent and with worse symptoms than others. This year's is supposed to be some of the worst on record. Other years, it's no worse than a mild cold and you didn't think much of it. I normally didn't get flu shots because I hated shots and thought I was a badass. Then, four or five years ago, I caught the worst flu of my life. Whole body felt like it had been hit by a car, I was puking and had explosive diarrhea, I couldn't keep anything down. I felt like I was seriously dying, probably dangerously dehydrated, and the pain/stuffed up sinuses was so bad I couldn't even sleep at night. The worst of it also happened the mother fucking night before going on vacation. The next day, we had to wake up at 4am (I didn't wake up because I never fell asleep that night) to drive to the airport and fly to Hawaii. Our flight was delayed for over twelve hours. Imagine dying, of the worst illness ever, being totally exhausted (because you're ill and haven't slept in 40 hours), and not even able to fucking lay down because you're at an airport terminal and then in a cramped as fuck airplane for fucking 20 hours straight. Worst day of my life, and it ruined what should have been a trip to paradise. After that I've vowed to never miss a flu shot again and you know what? I've only had flu/cold symptoms once or twice ever since. IMO everyone should get flu shots. If you don't, you're only fucking yourself.LiQuid wrote:There are a lot of different ways it can manifest. It could be as mild as just cold symptoms with a fever. When was the last time you had a fever?
I got a sinus infection this year because I had the flu - that's the other thing about catching the flu is that it can lead to secondary infections while your body is messed up. If I put off going to the doctor because again, I thought I was a badass. When I finally went, if I hadn't arrived that day, I would have blown an ear drum.Mr_eX wrote:I've had the flu before but it was nothing compared to this sinus infection I got this one time.
You'd be surprised how much disposable money you have when you don't have to pay for raising kids.puppybox wrote:Anyway, how does Karen afford to travel to all those marathons
Master Higgins wrote:But I've never had the flu, nor a flu shot...
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