Yesterday our friend came by and he seemed to be under the weather.

Dallas, Texas
August 23, 2016 9:22pm CST
Today he called to tell us he had to take off a day of work due to being as sick as a dog. Last week he got his shots all but the one that matters most, influenza! He was so sick today that he had to be sent home by his boss man. He couldn't keep his food down. This is a polite way of not being graphic about this type of situation. Be it flu or some other thing, the fact is, I have been having headaches these past few days and sitting in the car in the parking lot at Good Will for one and a half hours may have caused it. I only hope neither of us caught what he got. The idea of getting sick after a pneumonia shot may not be that far fetched. They gave him one for pneumonia but told him he had to wait until the 15th of September to get his flu shot because it was as they say, TOO EARLY TO GET IT. Hmm. I bet he has the flu. He may at least not get pneumonia but the flu is highly contagious. I once got flu from exposure from another person and stayed sick for over 2 weeks and the only remedy the doctors provided was, "Take antihistamines, drink plenty of water and get plenty of bed rest. We no longer give you antibiotics for flu."
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@LeaPea2417 (13530)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Aug 16
I hope he gets better soon and I hope you & your wife don't come down with it.
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• Dallas, Texas
25 Aug 16
Well, so far she has a cough and I have had bad headaches but then it could just be a change in the weather plus the fact that I spent one and a half hours sitting in the car while she shopped inside the Good Will store. I hung out in the car with the windows down and had plenty of ice water to drink. I have gotten used to Texas heat but just don't like it much. Sometimes, a change in the seasons can lead to some kinds of illness like the flu or what have you.
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@Yadah04 (2869)
• Philippines
24 Aug 16
Seeing a friend or a loved one sick makes us feel worried. Hope your friend will be okay the soonest
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• Dallas, Texas
24 Aug 16
I hope so. He lost a day of pay and that is a lot of money to lose but then his health in the long run is more important than a few days of pay.
@UmiNoor (3301)
• Malaysia
24 Aug 16
I wasn't feeling well yesterday too. Vertigo. It's so horrible. I can't do anything except to lie down. The worst part of it is the nausea. I hate getting the flu too. Here, we don't get flu shots. The doctor never recommends it. I guess it's so common that they would just give antibiotics and flu medicine.
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• Dallas, Texas
24 Aug 16
That is not good. Sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you are getting proper rest and hydration and that your flu like symptoms quickly subside.
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