Somewhere they really should have warned us exactly how many needles were going to be involved in being accepted into this program.
I just got 5.. and I need 3 more in a month.. and I need 2 more a few months later.
Oops, it turned out they now recommend another booster shot of two of them, that they didn’t require back when I got them…. oops, I don’t have doctor verification of chicken pox, so I can either pay $75 to have them draw blood and test it or I can get two more shots that are covered so no cost.. plus the tb test and the 3 step vaccine that I knew I needed… and the one that’s been over ten years… and the yearly flu one…
And in this process, I find myself a bit amazed at the way our bodies are made.
First.. that they are smart enough to learn… and able to defend themselves. Enemy spotted, enemy killed, notes made so attack is ready the minute that enemy sets foot in the door again.
That alone is some pretty advanced accomplishment.
But.. when you think about it… it’s not like the body really realizes that it’s being manipulated… it just sees enemies needing fought, with no difference between vaccine and actual threat.
So right now mine has got to be going..
“Seriously??? Do you have a death wish??? How in the world do you get yourself exposed to measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, tetanus, diphtheria, and hep b all in the same day??? And you expect to live through all of these???”
And it will fight a war on 7 fronts all at once… and win all 7 victories… and have its forces trained and armed and ready for the next encounter for any or all of the 7.
So I suppose I can put up with feeling a bit lousy right now.