Flu Jab

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laurie53
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Flu Jab

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First Monday in October so time to get the the Health Centre to start Winter Festivities, to be followed next month by blanket testing!

Anyone had theirs yet?

We used to have a ceilidh in the community campus too but that has been stopped in case any of us fall on the way to or from the event, and the organisers are held liable.

Another council jobsworth!

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purwell
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Not had mine yet, must make an appointment.
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Never had one, don't want one, At the moment I do not have any major medical problems, I don't look after anyone, so it's my choice, :happy:

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lottie
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Had mine last week
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We don't need to make an appointment, it's a drop in.

Surgery is open from 8.30 until 6.30, with every doctor, nurse, qualified healthcare worker busy with the needle.

Longest wait I've ever had is the mandatory five minute sit down afterwards!

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I have an appointment for the 19th October,
my Doctors always do them on a Saturday,
so as not to use up time during the week.

I hear that they have run out of the latest
flu vaccine in many parts of the USA, hope
that our stocks last till everybody can get it.

We can of course walk in to any Pharmacy and
get it there without an appointment.

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A Scot Living in Croydon

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maursey
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Went to have my blood pressure taken last week and the nurse also gave me my flu jab. I usually have it done at our local chemist.

laurie53
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Well, so far so good. No reaction except a slight tenderness of the arm.

One of the advantages of a "drop in" day is that all sorts of agencies, both voluntary and official, turn up to offer advice on keeping warm, keeping upright, eating well, reducing energy costs, getting grants (for all sorts) and so on.

A couple of years ago Scottish Gas was offering a free slipper exchange service (government
avoiding falls initiative).

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Had my flu jab today but also had to book in for Asthma check up so got to get there again.
Never a dull moment.

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I will definitely be having the jab, as last year I didn't get round to it, and ended up at the doctor with terrific pains all through my body. He told me I had a very high temperature and that I had the flu, and to go home, strip to my underclothes and turn the heating OFF, to get my temperature down as quickly as possible. It was December and cold, but I was burning up.

For three weeks I was really ill. I didn't actually feel hot, but I wasn't in the world, I can't remember when I last felt so ill. And being on my own there was no one to make me a drink or a hottie, it would have been no bother just to go to sleep and - well, you know.

When I did come out of it a bit, and feeling as weak as a baby, I had nothing in the fridge to eat - no eggs, no bread, no milk, and nothing in my cupboard I could have fancied, the way I felt. I managed to remember Morrisons and their home deliveries, and when my order arrived I cried with relief.

So yes, I WILL be having my flu jab this year, and grateful for it too.

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Crikey Aardie dont you have any family or decent neighbours?
Did no one contact you during that time?

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You should have called me Aardi and I
could have asked Sky to come with me.

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No, Maisie, my family of cousins are all older than me and over 300 miles away.

Everybody in here knows the type of 'neighbours' I have next door, and no, there wasn't anyone. There is a nice couple down the road but out at work all day, and my closest friends live miles away.

People keep to themselves behind their doors in this area.

Quite honestly, I was too ill even to think of calling on the neighbours. Flu thread 2018

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Thanks Mike. That's lovely of you. :happy: ;blowkiss:

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Excuse me for being a nosey old biddy Aardie but how will you manage as you get older? I am very independant at my age of 89 and wont have carers in while I am able to crawl around with the aid of my trolley BUT I do have a family that can be called on if I am whipped off into hospital or not feeling too good at home and we do Facetime each other so that they can see me.
OK so you may not live to be my age BUT what happens if you do??????????

Just curiosity of an old biddy. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Now tell me to take a long walk off a short pier for being concerned. :sorry:

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Not at all, Maisie. I will let you know how I'm doing, when I get to 89, ok? IF the den is still going, of course. :happy:

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If I am still here you mean. :D :D :D :D

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Maywalk wrote:Had my flu jab today but also had to book in for Asthma check up so got to get there again.
Never a dull moment.
How do you get there Maisie if you don't mind me asking ??
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

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People talk about having a "touch of flu " as though it is like a headache.

Flu is a killer and at best totally debilitating.

It can take weeks to get back to normal.

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lottie wrote:
Maywalk wrote:Had my flu jab today but also had to book in for Asthma check up so got to get there again.
Never a dull moment.
How do you get there Maisie if you don't mind me asking ??

Of course I dont mind you asking Lottie.
My son picks me up for any appointments because he lives in the next town about 5 miles away and I have a fold up wheelchair to put in the car although it takes him at least 3 quarters of an hour sometimes an hour if it is rush hour time to get here due to all the alterations going on along the M1 and surrounding areas.
To be honest the roads round here are absolutely chaotic.
Roads closed and cones everywhere but not a b----y workman in sight.
It has been like it now for well over 5 months and as far as we know it could last up to two years before everything gets sorted. :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:

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