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  • Flu shot

    just curious,

    Is it wise for those of us with HCM to get the flu shot?? Just watching my local news and the doctor recommends for those with heart disease, etc. to get one
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Cynthia

    It is very important for us HCMers to get flu shots,

    Please go get one
    Shirley
    Diagnosed 2003
    Myectomy 2-23-2004
    Husband: Ken
    Son: John diagnosed 2004
    Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

    Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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      Re: Flu shot

      Yes... most of us have been told by our cardiologists to get the flu shot, barring any reason (allergy, etc.) that would prevent you from getting the vaccine. I was also reading the other day that this is supposed to be the worst flu season in thirty years, and that one of the three flu strains mutated after the vaccines were prepared, so even with the vaccine, we're not 100% covered. This was my first year to get it, and honestly it made me kinda sick for a day, but i'm not certain now that i should have even gotten the vaccine while i had the whole respiratory infection going on.
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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        jim

        you were right to get the shot and it does usually make you feel sick for a day the first time (i had the same thing), but each year since the first, my symptoms lessened. now, i just get a headache.

        shirley --GET THE FLU SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!! Walk quickly to nearest doctor and get the shot.

        s

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          Re: Flu shot

          Sarah i got mine a month ago
          Diagnosed 2003
          Myectomy 2-23-2004
          Husband: Ken
          Son: John diagnosed 2004
          Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

          Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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            Re: Flu shot

            thanks, guys. I plan on getting it....Sarah, how are you doing today??
            \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

            Ralph Waldo Emerson

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              Re: Flu shot

              sorry, shirley.... i wrote "cynthia" and then thought i was wrong, and peeked back and saw your name, thought i was right in thinking i was wrong and then was wrong anyway. ha.

              i'm ok. left side of head still bad, but i think it is low-grade migraine. i'll be better when i'm back home from work today.

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                Re: Flu shot

                Yes... flu shots should be done!
                Lisa
                Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
                YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

                Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
                lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
                Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
                Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
                Currently not obstructed
                Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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                  Geez... did you guys see on the news where they're running out of the flu vaccine? On top of that, it looks to be one of the worst flu seasons in a very long time. If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet... better RUN.
                  "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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                    Yes Run

                    my neighbor got hers a month ago, and she still got the Flu I guess it is one of those new strain that came out after the vaccine was made, she a very dear friend of the family like a mom to me , i'm really worried about her she is 72, so i guess people still need to be careful, and to top it all off i think my husband is getting it, he came home from work not feeling well

                    Everyone take care
                    Shirley
                    Diagnosed 2003
                    Myectomy 2-23-2004
                    Husband: Ken
                    Son: John diagnosed 2004
                    Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

                    Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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                      Re: Flu shot

                      getting mine on Monday....
                      \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

                      Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                      • #12
                        Re: Flu shot

                        Got a flu and pneumonia shot yesterday....anyone feel bodyache afterwards? I felt fine up until last night....kind of achy and my arm (the whole muscle in the upper arm still hurts...probably will be better in a day
                        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

                        Ralph Waldo Emerson

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