Saturday, November 7, 2009

H1N1 not for me.....

Yesterday, I was checking on a medical procedure being completed on my lovely wife at my primary physicians office to be sure the paperwork was completed prior to her discharge. It was.....While there I thought I would check on whether or not they had the H1N1 vaccine.. They had some, but I was informed I could not have it because I was too old. I'm 74. It seems that only people who have medical problems from 25 through 64 are covered by order of the CDC and the State Health Officials, or so I was informed...(Even though I have a disease called COPD I do not qualify because I'm too old and if I do get it, I probably won't make it).....within this last week, I have been informed by a couple of people that the Newspapers have had articles stating that. They mis calculated, yes....if seniors get this disease it hits them very hard, but I guess we are expendable......I told a few of my friends about the experience and they couldn't believe it.....Believe it folks... I called state and they confirmed that indeed that is the way it is now but they are working to get it down just keep checking with my primary physician. I advised that if I got the disease it wouldn't do me much good to be checking with a doctor because it would probably be too late to care. I spoke to another friend and she jokingly said "Oh well, you've had a good life." followed up by "You've got to be kidding me?" evidently, they hadn't heard the news before this ....Of course we haven't heard of rationing healthcare anywhere?? have we????

10 comments:

highboy said...

As long as your wife fits into the bracket of productivity, the death panel won't cut her off. After 40 though....

Tapline said...

High, My wife is also over the age of being considered a contributing member of society also, but she is under the wire for being turned down by the future National Health Plan....Thanks for stopping by...

highboy said...

Glad to hear it tap. At least we can breath easy about our wives. Babies on the other hand, well, we know how the death panel will handle those little "punishments".

Tapline said...

High,,,I was referring to the fact that she had the operation prior to the new health plan coming into effect. If it was now on board she wouldn't pass muster....As far as the death panels,,,we won't make it that far they just won't treat,,,as with the swine flu vaccine....stay well....

Jackie said...

Oh well, such is life, Mr. Tap! We weren't going to take the H1N1 anyway so guess it doesn't matter that we're over the age limit! Everything seems to be going from bad to worse.

But we still have some positives...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! and....don't you have an anniversary coming up in December?

Take care and stay well...

Seane-Anna said...

No H1N1 vaccine for seniors? I suspect, Tap, that if you were an illegal alien senior you would've gotten the vaccine. Those liberals are so compassion, y'know. Glad your wife got to have her operation, hope she's recovering nicely, and may the two of of you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Paul Champagne said...

Did you know that prisoners are getting the vaccine?

Tapline said...

Paul, Why am I not surprised?? They are probably shipping it overseas also.....Just saying....I am no longer a contributing member of society...too old you know!!!stay well......

Shah Alexander said...

I have not checked virus infection. Maybe all right with me. I have no problem now.

Pandemic has become one of security problems as terrorism today.

You are very well prepared!

Tapline said...

shah, Thanks for stopping by...
The latest is that they,,,the powers that be....are considering an expansion of the qualifications to receive the shot....We will see.....My sister who is 85 will receive it Friday, but she is from Texas and the state also has their criteria....stay well.....