- November 2, 2021 at 11:01 pm #567819MartiParticipantRegistered On: February 5, 2019Topics: 48Replies: 800Has thanked: 3607 timesBeen thanked: 3626 times
I woke up today, and couldn’t fill the kettle, because it propped up my small chalkboard. I know if I block the kettle, I’ll have to read the message I chalked on it. Don’t tell me I’m not high tech!
“Jab on Wed 3.47” was the reminder I needed. Oh yes, this time its the pneumonia vaccine – never had that one before, must be new fangled (by that I mean less than 10 years old?). A couple of weeks ago it was the “shingles” vaccination – I’m sure that must be quite new too? And in another week I’m booked in for my yearly flu jab. All arranged and courtesy of the National Health Service.
Funny how we forget about the NHS – and the great people who work for it – until we need it. Anyway if you need a new pin cushion, I’m available.
EDIT : hey, clever stuff. When I turned up for the pneumonia jab, the nurse offered to do my flu jab at the same time. One journey saved, one less in the queue next week.
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- November 3, 2021 at 8:19 pm #568344Alison AndersonDuchessRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 11Replies: 671Has thanked: 503 timesBeen thanked: 2875 times
With apologies to one Mr. Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll), I don’t get all Jabberwocky over the shots. I’ve had two COVID shots and will probably get the third soon. And I’ve already had my flu shot. But having chicken pox as a youngster, I probably should get the shingles vaccine too as a preventative measure.
- November 3, 2021 at 7:41 pm #568329Amy MyersBaronessRegistered On: February 11, 2019Topics: 19Replies: 1580Has thanked: 4511 timesBeen thanked: 4884 times
Not my favourite thing to do either, but I do endure it, after all it is all over quite quickly.
I’ve had both Covid jabs, and I see my doctor on Monday and I’ll likely get my flu shot then too, plus now we will be getting booster shots for Covid. But it is all in a good cause, increased immunity to infection.
My belief anyway girls.
- November 3, 2021 at 3:15 pm #568265DonnaLadyRegistered On: January 17, 2021Topics: 159Replies: 3821Has thanked: 22397 timesBeen thanked: 14129 times
At first when first seen this topic thought for sure be about Jabber the hunt. giggles. but a jab here in this arm and jab in that arm drop the draws jab in the hip. Plus hearing some people with diabatics do jabs in their lower stomach. Myself stay away from all Jabs.
- November 3, 2021 at 3:22 pm #568272MartiBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 5, 2019Topics: 48Replies: 800Has thanked: 3607 timesBeen thanked: 3626 times
Hope that doesn’t cause you too many problems. One of my daughters hated jabs when younger. Her ‘star turn’ was one time she backed into the corner of the surgery saying “keep that needle away from me !!!” She copes better now.
- November 3, 2021 at 12:29 pm #568191Michelle McQueenLadyRegistered On: June 14, 2021Topics: 16Replies: 709Has thanked: 3363 timesBeen thanked: 3574 times
You girls are so lucky to live where theres national healthcare. Here in America the best healthcare is only available to the rich. If you’re poor then its… We are so sorry but you’re going to probably die early. American greed = MONEY MONEY MONEY!
- November 3, 2021 at 11:36 am #568055Barb WireDuchess - AnnualRegistered On: September 16, 2021Topics: 12Replies: 490Has thanked: 2230 timesBeen thanked: 2289 times
The NHS is another great English invention! And no doubt an inspiration to our Tommy Douglas here in Canada who championed our own publicly funded healthcare system.
A few years ago, we had a national pole asking who was the most influential Canadian ever and he was overwhelmingly voted to the #1 spot and well ahead of any hockey player!
I’m getting all choked up just thinking about it!
Incidentally, Tommy Douglas is actor Keifer Sutherland’s grandfather!
Oh! Love Call the Midwife! We get it here on Netflix.
- November 3, 2021 at 11:50 am #568057Grace ScarlettBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 160Replies: 3788Has thanked: 14251 timesBeen thanked: 22783 times
Barb….call the midwife…that’s nothing….we also have a programme called ” Casualty ”
…it’s been on Saturday nights….forever!!!
so long in fact, in the first episode an ambulance collided with a triceratops!!!!🤣🤣
- November 3, 2021 at 11:59 am #568059Barb WireDuchess - AnnualRegistered On: September 16, 2021Topics: 12Replies: 490Has thanked: 2230 timesBeen thanked: 2289 times
I just looked up Casualty and it’s only available on “BritBox”, a TV online platform that I don’t yet have. Well, as my mother-in-law used to say, “Feed the cat another canary!”.
Btw, I love Vanessa Redgrave!
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- November 3, 2021 at 11:07 am #568004Amanda BurtonBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: January 15, 2020Topics: 76Replies: 2428Has thanked: 13219 timesBeen thanked: 9995 times
Yep its jab November, covid booster, and flu jappies too. What’s is a shame is the shabby way the NHS front line workers were given a poor pay rise. I don’t think the public forget the NHS, it’s the MP’s that moan they can’t live on £80,000 a year plus perks, and civil servants. Stop the gold plated public pensions arrangements costing millions, and really fund the NHS.
We have fantastic NHS with dedicated staff that deserve to be recognised and rewarded.
Lol Amanda xx
- November 3, 2021 at 11:39 am #568056Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 160Replies: 3788Has thanked: 14251 timesBeen thanked: 22783 times
Amanda….how quickly the ” heroes ” are discarded when a pay rise is mentioned….sad really.
In fact, they are doing vaccinations in my town from a small shed on the street corner….I believe the doctor is called jabber the Hutt…..I could be wrong !!!!
- November 3, 2021 at 1:45 pm #568223Amanda BurtonBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: January 15, 2020Topics: 76Replies: 2428Has thanked: 13219 timesBeen thanked: 9995 times
Well you’ve only gone and done it now Grace, your town will be over run by Star wars fanatics seeking a photo with Jabba the hutt. The walk to Tesco will seem like a pilgrimage.
I thought Jabber jabber was a post about an one of those angry people that rant in you face and poke you with their finger in the chest. How wrong can you be.
Lol Amanda xx
- November 3, 2021 at 12:02 pm #568061JillianWDuchessRegistered On: October 13, 2019Topics: 8Replies: 321Has thanked: 1007 timesBeen thanked: 1378 times
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- November 3, 2021 at 2:29 am #567834Connie TwirlLadyRegistered On: August 18, 2021Topics: 14Replies: 422Has thanked: 713 timesBeen thanked: 1757 times
We’re booked in for our flu jabs at Boots (chemist chain) since our local practise don’t seem to be able to get their act together. Still waiting for an invite for the Covid booster. I haven’t heard of a pneumonia jab being rolled out – maybe it’s just for at-risk people? As for shingles, I didn’t know there was a jab for that.
We’ll all slowly deflate and blow away what with all these holes in us.
- November 3, 2021 at 2:40 am #567836Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 5, 2019Topics: 48Replies: 800Has thanked: 3607 timesBeen thanked: 3626 times
I should have added that I’m of a certain age, but I don’t know what the entry age is to qualify.
I didn’t need any persuasion for the shingles shot. I got shingles in my forehead and right eye about 8 years ago – a horrible thing. And apparently getting shingles once does not give you any immuninity from a subsequent attack.
- November 3, 2021 at 3:33 pm #568277PrudenceAmbassadorRegistered On: January 7, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 326Has thanked: 1322 timesBeen thanked: 1307 times
- November 3, 2021 at 4:18 am #567862Connie TwirlLadyRegistered On: August 18, 2021Topics: 14Replies: 422Has thanked: 713 timesBeen thanked: 1757 times
Ouch! My brother-in-law had a bad case of shingles, and if someone offers me a jab (I’m also of a certain age, though possibly not as certain as you!) I’ll take it rather than suffer. I’ve heard that the virus can lie dormant for years before something triggers it.
- November 3, 2021 at 1:48 am #567827Cerys BurtonLadyRegistered On: February 2, 2021Topics: 39Replies: 115Has thanked: 102 timesBeen thanked: 858 times
I had a pneumonia jab a few weeks ago. I never knew that there was one.
My doctors’ surgery has been texting me every day to book in for my flu jab. I have just spent 30 minutes on the phone in a queue, only to be told that they have run out of flu jabs!
As for you high tech reminder system. I have had to revert to physical reminders as the electronic bleeps, and buzzes tend to get ignored or easily forgotten. Tags tied to car keys, post it notes on the television, paper notes inside this laptop when it’s closed.
Isn’t age wonderful? 🙂
- November 3, 2021 at 12:54 am #567824Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 160Replies: 3788Has thanked: 14251 timesBeen thanked: 22783 times
Loving your tech…but it works for you, great!!!
Our NHS has always been there, and hopefully always will be….and after the last two years battering….they are still as caring and just as wonderful as ever.
Question….when you take a drink….do you turn into a sprinkler???🤣🤣
- November 2, 2021 at 11:46 pm #567820Stephanie RobertsPrincessRegistered On: May 20, 2020Topics: 20Replies: 1137Has thanked: 9576 timesBeen thanked: 4454 times
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