- Play hard to get, check.
- You’re going to wear that? Umm… maybe check.
- You know I never liked _________. Check.
The last time my parents came to dinner, my mother asked about an old friend of mine. “She’s doing fine, but she just came down with shingles.”
“She didn’t have the vaccine?”
“The shingles vaccine. I want you to call your doctor on Monday and go get the shot!”
If you’re a Baby Boomer like me, and most of my friends, you probably know at least one person who has had the shingles. From what I understand, it’s incredibly painful,and something you really don’t want to get. If you had chicken pox as a kid, you’re susceptible, and interestingly, the spring is the season for both the chicken pox, and shingles. Well, now you can prevent it with a shingles vaccine. It may not be covered by your insurance (why would it be, it’s preventing something), my shot cost $250 (I love NY), but knowing that’s it’s one thing I can really cross off the list, to quote MasterCard, “priceless”
And don’t believe everything you read.The common wisdom is that you can’t have the shot if you’re under 60. Not true. So do yourself a favor, and get vaccinated. Now my doctor says I’m good for another 40-50 years. According to a recent article on tampabay.com there are a whole host of vaccines that we Boomers probably think we’ve had or don’t need, but you’d be wrong. Here’s a link to a quick and easy quiz, to figure out what you vaccines you might need. And please, don’t feel bad if you didn’t know about this, most of my friends didn’t either, so mom wins another round. Check!
Big thanks to Life too for hosting this week’s Blogging Boomers Carnival! You’ll like the blog about treating your spouse like a dog.