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November 11th - I am thankful for...

November 11th - I am thankful for...

Fresh veggies from my garden!

The days of growing the variety and number of vegetables that we used to are over but we still have some. The greens that we grow in the fall/winter are pretty easy and once you get the asparagus growing it is easy also, just pick and eat (in the Spring and early Summer). Some never make it into the house! Yum!😊😋🥕🌽🍠🌰🌶🍇🍆🥒🥔

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Your garden veggies always look yummy, Morllyn!

Today I am thankful for a 3-hour nap yesterday, and 10hrs of sleep last night, with only 1 potty wake-up! I feel refreshed this morning--and no nausea or headache like I woke up with yesterday! Yes, I am very thankful! ☺️💕

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Tutu, I’m sorry you’ve been feeling bad. I am happy to learn that you’re doing better!

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Morllyn ok, I know I am a farmers daughter and farmers wife but what is growing in front of the cabbages and behind the cabbages, which I might add look very healthy. I had my flu shot 2 days ago, they say that there is nothing in it to make you have flu symptoms but I hurt everywhere, hot sweats, tired, I just feel yuk, but I am thankful that I can at least sleep 😴 blessings Jimeka 🦋 🌈 🤗 🍫

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Tomatoes🍅 in front and corn 🌽 in the back, jimeka .

About feeling sick after getting the flu shot. This is a bit long but may explain what you are feeling. This is a compilation of explanations, that I cut and pasted together, that helped me to understand better.

If we truly get the flu, our bodies fight it by making antibodies and...

We sneeze: Our body is expelling bacteria, viruses and other particles with a sudden, involuntary burst of air. Don't suppress a sneeze, as your body is trying to evict the irritants.

We get chills: Our bodies way of generating heat when it feels cold (our bodies shiver to produce heat). Chills usually precede a fever, the body's method for defending itself by raising its temperature to fight a virus.

We get a runny nose: Our body has stepped up mucus production to remove the cold or flu viruses from our nasal passages.

We get a sore throat: Mucus is dripping into the back of the throat, causing irritation and inflammation.

We get swollen glands: Our lymph nodes are producing an army of infection-fighting cells to battle the invading virus

We get body aches: Our bodies produce white blood cells to fight infections and white blood cells produce a chemical called cytokines when fighting the infection. This causes inflammation in muscles and joints, resulting in pain.

When we get the flu shot, our bodies believe that the inactivated virus is the live virus and starts making antibodies and white blood cells (can cause aches) and may start us to shiver thus raising the body temperature (fever).

(Just to help while reading the following stuff from the CDC, T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes are types of white blood cells. I admit, I had to look this up because I forgot.)

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says:

“Vaccines help develop immunity by imitating an infection. This type of infection, however, does not cause illness, but it does cause the immune system to produce T-lymphocytes and antibodies. Sometimes, after getting a vaccine, the imitation infection can cause minor symptoms, such as fever. Such minor symptoms are normal and should be expected as the body builds immunity.

Once the imitation infection goes away, the body is left with a supply of “memory” T-lymphocytes, as well as B-lymphocytes that will remember how to ght that disease in the future. However, it typically takes a few weeks for the body to produce T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes after vaccination. Therefore, it is possible that a person who was infected with a disease just before or just after vaccination could develop symptoms and get a disease, because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.”

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Great explanation, Morllyn. Wow!! Thank you! 💕

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Oh wow, what’s your secret? Veggies look yummy 😋

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Morllyn, those veggies look good enough to eat! We have no garden spot yet at our new place, but I hope to have a little one and do a little winter gardening.

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I just would like to know what part of the world are you from because I live in USA in the North East and let me tell you it is too cold for anything to grow it has been in the low twenties and that’s during the day and at night very cold. My husband went out side and didn’t get a few tomatoes well let me tell you it didn’t look good for them.

But all of your vegetables look 👀 really good.

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That is a picture from the summer, a few years back. Sorry if I confused you. Oh, I live in East Tennessee.

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Don’t worry about that it would have been nice if someone was having warm weather. But right now I think it’s in the low 40*F we’re having a heat wave NOT

LOL

have a good day!

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Probably in the 40’s here now too. 50’s today.

Have a safe and restful night!

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Morilyn, is that really a picture of your garden?WOW what a good one.....Who's cookn?

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My husband does all the cooking jackiesj , and he is a wonderful cook.

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Yum!

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@Morilyn Beautiful both to look at and to eat!

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