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  1. Logan

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    I feel for you John, I've only started to have the flu jabs last year it didn't hurt. But the Covid jabs, the first one was ok but the second one wasn't, but it will go away soon.
     
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      This is the first time I'm going to get the flu jab. Being just short of 50 I'll have to arrange and pay for it, but seen the pressure on NHS I do think it's the right thing to do.

      My Covid jab reactions were just fine. The first AZ did knock me down for half a day with extreme tiredness and interfered with my menopausal body with an unexpected period-like reaction, but otherwise nothing. The AZ jab number2 was plain sailing with no side effects.

      I'm just so grateful we have the jab. A different picture to where we were in March 2020.
       
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        I went to meet some people I used to know over 40 yrs ago, we grew up in the same village but I haven't seen them since the 70s because they moved away to England, and I don't live in that village now either.
        I met them again on face book (which I don't bother much with) and they wanted to have a sort of 'reunion' when they came back to the village to see an exhibition. They asked me if I'd like to come along and we went for lunch in a local pub.
        It was very nice but I don't cope well with crowds (i.e. anything over two people, and there were 6 of them) it makes me anxious and afterwards I feel drained.
        I still feel drained ... I will probably feel drained for a few days. :frown:
         
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          I can empathise with you Michael. Six is my maximum comfort zone these days, but I prefer four. If one of them is "overly chatty" I cringe.
           
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            To be honest I am only comfortable with one, maybe two if I must but one is really the maximum for me. It always was. I'm not a people person, I prefer cats and plants. That makes me sound unsociable but the truth is I get anxious with more than one person at a time. I've always been the same.
             
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              @Selleri last year it was the first time that i had the flu jab, I could have had it free with the NHS but didn't want to wait until November last year for it so I paid, hubby was the same. This year they're doing them earlier, hubby has his next month but I've got to wait until the end of this month so see what happens, we go to different surgeries.
               
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                Been into town with the kids and done the weekly shop for us and my parents. Then went and had my hair cut, well what's left of it. Was feeling peckish so nipped into Morrisons and we had a full English breakie, not as good as the ones I rustle up as I get my bacon and Cumberland sausage from the local butcher, but at £2.75 each for a full English it filled a hole and not a hole in my pocket..:blue thumb:
                 
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                  We're having our Flu jabs in 11 days time, a tad earlier as it's normally middle of Oct.

                  Did a bit of local shopping this morning and popped in to have a coffee and catch-up with my brother . Then went and bought a bag of 50 Tulip bulbs...to add to the others for planting at the beginning of Nov.
                  Now having a BBQ......Oh perfect day!!:dbgrtmb:
                   
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                    I have never had an issue when I have had the flu jab, except for one occasion when my arm was stiff and ached for a few days, I wonder if it was because the strain circulating was more severe

                    Back in late August early September 2019 the likes of WHO were saying that the flu season would be more severe and last longer resulting in more people contracting the flu than previous years, this was before covid came to light.

                    Health Officials Predict Severe Flu Season | Health News | US News

                    Outbreak of flu could 'kill millions of people and spread in 36 hours' | Metro News

                    ‘Not prepared enough’: WHO issues dire warning about ‘inevitable’ global flu pandemic — RT World News
                     
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                      Hi gks, I worked in Nursing/Caring for many years, probably had +30 Flu jabs, when the needle went in it felt like the Nurse used a knife, it was quite a shock. No problems today.

                      I would hate for my post to put anyone off from having a Flu or Covid jab.
                       
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                        Don't worry I'm still having mine, Hubby has his next month but I've got to wait until the end of this month to see what's going on.
                         
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                          Sat out in the garden all afternoon, we've just come in as the sun is sinking below the tree line now.

                          My brother spent the afternoon with us and had tea with us too , which was lovely. His Alzheimer's has taken a fair bit of his memory now but he still loves nature and aircraft and this can hold his attention so we logged into my FlightRadar account and tracked any aircraft that few overhead, but first we all had to make a guess of where they departed from and where they were landing.....I was utterly hopeless at this!:heehee:
                          I got out the binoculars so that he could watch a small flock of Longtailed Tits that were noisily making their presence known to us from a nearby tree.
                          We finished off by looking through some old photo albums, this is so good at prompting any flickers of recall that he still has . A truly lovely and very precious afternoon indeed.:biggrin:
                           
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                            In the heat of the day we stayed in and watched Night Train to Lisbon with Jeremy Irons. Really liked it.
                             
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                              Going to have the gas boiler and gas fire serviced. Between 9 and 10am
                               
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                              Well he arrived at 9.30 and started on the gas fire, he took the fire off the wall and checked the flu by putting a smoke bomb inside and he went around the front of the house to see if the smoke was coming out and it was.hoovered all of the fire then put it back on and started on the boiler. Don't know what he did with that because I had to walk the boys but hubby was here but he didn't take a long time about half an hour.
                               
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