i thought we are supposed to get flu shots, because it helps us not get the flu.
or at least REDUCES the severity of the flu, IF we get it ??
Because, "full-blown" Flu with a j-pouch would not be good, and could make us very sick right? Flu is horrible for coloned people. now with us, means even more dehydration, etc.
my doc advocates for the flu shot and says that especially if you are older, pregnant, immune-compromised, you should get it. even though we are not necessarily all immuno-compromised, we are colon-compromised
i have only had my jpouch for 4 months, so i am not sure if i should get the flu shot or not this year.
i got it with my ostomy, though. i did end up with the flu still, but i think it would have been much worse without the shot??????