I am a hardcore New Yorker. Love it. Defend it at all turns. Relish in walking through the city streets and seeing the beautiful skyline at night. With that said, occasionally I do think New York is a bit tough of a place in which to live. Such were my thoughts one morning as I rode the subway to work.
I recently had the flu. It was horrible. I actually had three things at once. Go big or go home. That’s how I live my life, even in sickness. I got the flu partly because I didn’t get the flu shot. I’m allergic. I carry two epi-pens with me at all times due to my severe allergies; which have gotten worse with time. But that is a whole other story.
I also got the flu, in my opinion, because it is the first time in six years or so that I am riding the subway day in and day out. And while I love the subway system for how extensive it is, it can be a bit much. It can be a shock to the immune system. Coughing and sneezing kids wiping their hands on the seats and poles. Adults using their sleeves as tissue. Used straws all around. As I sat riding the train I kept thinking about how I didn’t want to get another bout of the flu. It’s completely possible. I was beginning to wonder if I needed to walk around in a bubble. No, of course not. I just needed to get re-acclimated to my beloved subway system. Meanwhile hand sanitizer, gym wipes, and my iPod were going to be my friends for the foreseeable future.
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SMiLes i avoided the Flu since ’86.. hehe then i became
a Public Dancer and all the Hi-5’s and Handshakes
constantly came.. the Truth is i thought i was
tough enough to kick the Flu’s Butt without
A Flu Shot.. Yes.. Lesson learned
my condolences to Your
Allergies to the Flu
Shot in the Subways
each day of New York.. yes.. indeed
Possible to Acquire a New Strain Next..
but nah.. i can’t stop Dancing and both
me and and my Wife will get that Flu
Shot Next Year.. all it took to convince
Her is the Ten Dollar Gift Card at Publix.. hAha…
Trivia Note.. as a Generation X’er You may Remember
Jack LaLanne exercising all his Life and proving that Older
Ages Need not be any more weak than an 18 Year-Old Cat
Still Thriving Outside.. However at 96 he Decided to fight
Pneumonia without visiting the Doctor as he probably didn’t
‘the Meek’ truly
do inherit the Earth/Us
and the tiniest things will
most definitely put us in our grave…
or if necessary clean up the remains..
Cheers to Hand Sanitizer and there
is always the option of wearing a breathing mask…
If the Coronavirus comes it will probably be seen as ‘normal’..
Ugh.. i was so embarrassed when i first had to wear Shades every
where in Public but we really have to do what it takes to survive and
shake the ‘shade’ off..
It’s like the literal
my Doctor for Moving
Meditation (Dance) to
Regulate my Emotions
And Integrate my Senses
And prevent my Legs
From going Numb..
It really is an effective
Treatment for Symptoms
of both Autism Disorder and
Bi-Polar Disorder.. nah.. Doctors
Don’t give out Prescriptions as Jokes
and for me at least it is Proof for any Store
Management that it is an accommodation for
the Symptoms of Potential Functional Disability…
i’ve never had to Whip it out though.. i tend to convince
people once i talk to them that i have enough IQ points
to keep it all ‘sane’ enough and they do whatever they have
to not to be Nerd Bombed Again with Technical (ALL THE DETAILS) Information hehe..
really as a Psychologist You May find this Interesting… an issue with Bi-Polar Disorder is
Low Levels of ‘Latent Inhibition’ in Filtering Environmental Stimulus out including the
Emotional and Sensory Environment… Asperger’s Syndrome in many Cases
includes an extreme Leaning Systemizing Mind associated with higher than
Average IQ too.. Research shows that those ‘Creative Folks’ with
Low Levels of Latent Inhibition providing more Free Association
are less likely to go ‘mad’ if they Have the Balance of
Plenty of Mechanical
back to Earth in
Terms of ‘Hypo-Frontality’ too…
Smiles.. Bi-Polar Saves My Imagination/Creativity
And Asperger’s Syndrome Brings me back to Earth…
My My My isn’t the Human Condition in all its colors
Fascinating i LOVE IT ALL!
so many Human Conditions too…
hehe.. ADHD.. just about everything….
INTJ and ENFP Personality flip of a Whim/Reason
Jack (Fred) of All Trades DarK Thru Light Soul i could
Online is Great
there is always an off button for me..
Writing Provides Focus and it really
is a Learning and a Teaching Experience
to Share with others Freely to Stimulate
our Minds and Souls Wherever We go..
but on the other Hand We Live in a ‘Twitter World’…
i Seek Depth.. Complexity.. and Variety i get it here and i like it..
It’s all about Consuming the Gifts of Mind and Soul others offer freely too..
but on the
i said i said i’d stop..
i’m so excited i get to
see my Psychotherapist
today.. She gets Paid to Listen to
me for 30 Minutes it’s great! rarely
do i ever talk about any problems though…
we are always talking about how to help her
other ‘patients’… and some of mine too… hmm…
also part of
the inherent ‘problem’ i guess..;)
People like you – who can’t have the flu shot – are why the rest of us need to be immunized. Herd immunity protects those who cannot be protected directly by vaccines. Those who would get a mild reaction at best need to remember public health, including that of their children and elderly relatives.
The measles epidemics in a civilized country should have been the last time we needed to have this demonstrated.
True. I do depend on that herd immunity. Many others as well. Interesting times we live in
Get well!! I think NYC is a great place if you know where to go !
Nyc is a fantastic place 🙂
Maybe a bit more subway riding will build up your immune system. Haha.
True. I sure hope something good like that comes out of it
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Passata, sorry errore di scrittura.