Its that time of year for the FLU jab again  

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jaywickian2017
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29/10/2018 12:59 pm  

As our Doctors, and local Hospitals are much visited by me lately, my last week's diabetic revue was going along almost nicely when I was asked if I wanted the FLU jab.

I said yes as normal but mentally thought how much it had affected me previously, but hey its free, I`m old, and not so well - yippee

That was Thursday, Friday it began, then each day it got worse, as when I woke this morning I felt like shi- you know, not so good. blinding headache, and generally  feeling rough.

My meds were taken, then it was a bowl of porridge & cuppa, now some hours later most of the pains have gone for a while.

Now i`m on some very nice LO`R XL coffee out my TASSIMO and a bag of "Kettle" pan fried lightly salted crisps as I need them - lol

Each years its the same with me - flu jab then ill for a week or so, but we are told It has no after effects.

Hey Ho eh - LOL

would take far too long to explain why we retired 10 years early and moved here,
but never regretted doing either.


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Maureen S
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30/10/2018 9:07 am  

Ian, what you are saying doesn't make sense!  If it affects you that way...…………….for goodness sake don't have it. It only covers certain strains at any rate!

I have never had it, and I have never had the flu. (I am sitting in a wooden chair, with my hands firmly on the arms!!)

Hope you feel better soon!


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jaywickian2017
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20/12/2018 11:42 pm  

Maureen - I was pressured into having it 2 months ago as I have a long list of Illness, but must be honest AND agree with you, I have been unwell ever since.

Oh I can put it down to winter, loss of my wife, caring for my mentally ill 37 year old daughter, anything if you like, but the fact is I`ve gone downhill since that damned flu jab- again..

tomorrow i`m booked into colchester "tube"

I got an urgent appointment for a CT scan of my kidneys, as ultrasound scans only show partial results of a supposedly 12 mm kidney stone  but its the kidney with a benign tumour I`ve had for years so I think they want a more clearer picture.

nice just days before Christmas but glad they got a space to see me quickly really.

this christmas has been hell for me honestly, and its not here yet.. not bought nothing in for dinner, not got all the pressies, not even finished putting my late wife's tree up.

still, as I used to drive a cab all over Christmas and new year I got to be thankful I don't still do that lol

BUT done a stansted airport run - out then 7 days later pick up on tuesday night, that was wednesday morning after her plane was delayed an hour take off. she (my daughter) landed from Morocco after midnight so I never got home until the wee hours, that knocked me out also

old age or getting fed up with it all? - I dunno - lol

Told family that's the last time dads cab service is going anywhere, but, at 71 what do they really expect of me - superman lol..

Driving home through the back roads of Colchester (as they had night time closures on the A12) I was seeing, or not seeing, Colchester's back roads in cars headlights due to street lamps having a sleep. I enjoyed that part so much i continued all the way to the Hythe, past all the new dockside towering flats, on to the crazy roundabouts near Tescos, past the Uni Village, then back through the old roads leading to St.Johns road then turned off for home.. not that many cars about, but dark streets and roads that I enjoyed really.

didn't enjoy standing up after nearly 4 hours in the comfy car though - lol

So, tales always to be told,

life continues for me as it does you, and all our happy readers I expect, as, I know there are people out there much worse of than me, and for that I am thankful...

would take far too long to explain why we retired 10 years early and moved here,
but never regretted doing either.


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