British Columbia, Canada
Sea, I darn near died last January, as I got pneumonia, Norwalk from clams, and a parasite from who knows where, in the hospital, and all at the same time. I was in isolation for over a week. However, when I found out they put me on the floor with seniors, that was enough to get me better.
My doctor, (a woman) says the side effects are worth it as they only last a few days. This swine flu can not only make you deathly sick, it can kill you. I was at high risk because of the bout I had this year, but the shot is available now to all children, pregnant women, people over 65, and high risk... then next week to everyone who wants it.
I love our medical system here, and if anyone complains about it, they are crazy! I just can't get why you folks don't want health reform - when you need it - it will be there to help you. I know so many people in the States that literally lost their homes over an illness, and that should not be a story to hear in 2009.