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    Marti
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    Registered On: February 5, 2019
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    Hi all,

    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.

    Marti xxx

    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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    • #568344
      Alison Anderson
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      Registered On: October 15, 2018
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      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.

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      Amy Myers
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      Registered On: February 11, 2019
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      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.

      Amy

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      Donna
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      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.

      Donna

      • #568272
        Marti
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        Oh Donna,

        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.

        Marti xxx

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          Donna
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          Hopefully all good still with her as for yourself and all the other ladies stay well.  So far with all my testing and followups with blood work and all doing the transition dr say I am healthy woman to be.

          Donna

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    • #568191
      Michelle McQueen
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      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!

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    • #568055
      Barb Wire
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      Hi Marti!

      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!

      🍁 Barb

      Oh! Love Call the Midwife! We get it here on Netflix.

       

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        Grace Scarlett
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        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!!!!🤣🤣

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          Barb Wire
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          Oh!?

          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!

          Thanks, Grace!

          🐤 Barb

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    • #568004
      Amanda Burton
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      Hi Marti,

      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.

      Rant over,

      Lol Amanda xx

       

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      • #568056
        Grace Scarlett
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        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 !!!!

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        • #568223
          Amanda Burton
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          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

           

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        • #568061
          JillianW
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          Registered On: October 13, 2019
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          Groan …..

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          • #568225
            Amanda Burton
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            Jillian,

            Are you in pain?

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            JillianW
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            Opps, that was a response to Grace’s pun. I goofed up and put it after your comment …. Sorry

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    • #567882
      Celeste Starre
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      Registered On: June 26, 2018
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      Headed to Walmart this morning for my moderna booster.  Had the flu shot last week.

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    • #567834
      Connie Twirl
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      Registered On: August 18, 2021
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      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.

      Connie

      xxx

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      • #567836
        Marti
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        Hi Connie,

        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.

        Marti xxx

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        • #568277
          Prudence
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          Hi Marti!  I have had shingles. I would rather get kicked in the shins everyday, every hour for a week than go thru that again. That is 1 Jab I will be getting.  Hugs Pru

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          Connie Twirl
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          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.

          Connie

          xxx

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      Cerys Burton
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      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? 🙂

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      Grace Scarlett
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      Marti…

      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???🤣🤣

      Grace x

      • #567832
        Marti
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        Hi Grace,

        Strong breakfast tea seems to plug the holes , but I’ll have some plasters on hand!

        Marti xxx

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        • #568266
          Donna
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          Registered On: January 17, 2021
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          Remember that flex tape commerical could use it will seal any hole

          Donna

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    • #567820
      Stephanie Roberts
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      Registered On: May 20, 2020
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      Hi Marty,
      Lots of jabs there… Our health services do a fantastic job.
      Love and hugs, Stephanie 💖

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