Friday, 20 November 2009

Wassup Doc?


On friday I went for my annual Asthma review and as usual it went fine. I have had Asthma since the age of one and it's very well controlled.
Whilst I was sitting there discussing it with the doctor she asked me if I wanted to have the flu jab today, no thanks. She looked at me as if I was mental, seriously! I'm well aware that as an Asthma patient I am in the 'high risk' category and therefore entitled to the flu jab and the swine flu jab but I have never had the flu jab and as long as I'm healthy I won't take them up on it. There are more needy people out there.
When swine flu was first diagnosed in Mexico there was a daily mail-esque panic about the end of the world! Ok i'm exaggerating but my point is that people die of flu every year! This is nothing new, it's not going to stop me from going out and living my life the way I always have.
Maybe, instead of treating me like I'm crazy, the doctor should respect my descision and realise that just because something has been all over the news, we are not all going to go into mass hysteria about it. Right, I'm off to start a riot or something....

6 comments:

Brew Wales said...

I'm asthmatic as well and have the flu jab every year - far better than the alternative week off work when flu hits.
I have refused the swine flu jab though as its not been fully tested and may be contaminated with mercury. Or is that another internet conspiracy?

Sid Boggle said...

DO you reckon that it was the asthma that killed your tongue? ;-)

Rabidbarfly said...

@Brew Wales, I have nothing against the flu jabs, what I was concerned about was the doctors attitude towards me when I refused. If I start getting a yearly bout of flu then I'll think more about getting the jabs but at the moment, I'll pass.
@Boggle, why? what killed yours?

lizvater said...

wingshWe should have a beer / asthma venn diagram group all of our own...inhalers at the ready...

Sid Boggle said...

That would be gargling with bleach... ;-)

Rabidbarfly said...

Liz,
we could do a geographical study of asthma sufferers and beer drinkers although The Daily Mail would just headline : BEER, CAUSE OF ASTHMA! if we ever published it.