Had a new Covid experience.

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  1. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    No, I didn't think I had caught it! :)

    We had a funeral service video link/hook-up with Chelmsford Essex last night a 8.30 pm our time (9.30 am UK time), beautiful service and it went off smoothly.

    My sister was admitted to Broomfield Hospital with a chest infection, had two Covid tests which came back negative, a third one gave a positive result, my sister died on the 24th of January.

    It's a terrible state of affairs when you go into hospital for one illness and become terminally infected with another, I don't suppose it's the first time it's happened, nor will it be the last time, must be very worrying time for people in the UK who need hospital treatment for whatever ailments.
     
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  2. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    So sad for You Derek. {-(^^)-}
    Hospitals are part of our lives these days but they are extremely strict with who can enter the front door and who can’t.
    Haven’t we here in Oz been lucky, mostly by good management.
    A good place to live at the best of times so let’s hope we can keep it that way.
    Not looking forward to the vax but we do what we must.
    Thinking of you. Take lots of care.
     
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  3. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    So sorry for your your loss Derek.{-(^^)-}
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    So sorry to hear of your loss Derek :oops:
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    So sorry to hear this, Derek. ():-)

    My brother felt unwell for a couple of days after his but I was fine after 12 hours - just overnight shivers and a sore arm.

    I thank all of the powers that be that a vaccine has been discovered and that the signs are there for a cautious move to some semblance of normality.
     
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  6. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    We’ve just started with front line workers and those in care homes. When they are done, comes us oldies. Only problem is our flue vacs are due at much the same time so that is going to have to be put on hold.
    :nailbiting:
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I think flue is spelled flu....:rolleyes:
     
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    LianeH Well-Known Member

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    So sorry for your loss Derek. We have a friend who works at Broomfield Hospital and he says that they are full and overflowing with Covid patients, the same as Basildon, Southend and Colchester hospitals. Only 3 months ago they had only 3 cases in Broomfield hospital, such a dramatic rise. He and his wife have both caught Covid but fortunately no lasting effects and they are now back on the front line.

    Pleased the funeral went well and the link up was good, at least you could ‘be there’.{-(^^)-}
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    {-(^^)-}to you Derek.

    I had the shivers after my jab, but a couple of paracetamol soon relieved those. My OH had no after effects (he had covid a few weeks ago - luckily mildly). I am just thankful that at last we have something to protect us. As for the flu, they report there has been very little over here, this year, as social distancing/masks/working from home have prevented any spread.
     
  11. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    @Findem ():-). Good that you could 'attend' the funeral, Hard enough to say goodbye without being so far distant.

    Flu-jab, hadn't thought about it but hey! , it's nearly March & with it comes Flu-jab.
    I wonder if one will fight the other or will they be separated well? My word, summer is nearly ready to rock off to elsewhere & leave us to enjoy Autumn.
    I wonder what the garden is planning for us?
     
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    So sorry for your loss{-(^^)-}
     
  13. Archie's Mum

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    My garden has already planned it....leaf colour and fall already. Some freesias already coming through.
    I don’t think we are allowed to have a flu shot until at least 2 weeks after the COVID one. But I also think that there won’t be much flu around this year as not many are allowed into the country and those that are have to do the 14 days quarantine.
     
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    {-(^^)-} Derek.
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    My condolences on your loss Derek. {-(^^)-}
     
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    My thoughts are with you and your family, Derek. So sorry to hear your news. I think we in rural Cheshire have been so much luckier than some other parts of the UK but hopefully the success of the vaccines available will have a big effect on both hospitalisations and deaths.

    Janet
     
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    I am so very sorry to hear about your sister Derek and am thinking of you.{-(^^)-}
     
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    Sorry for your loss derek {-(^^)-}
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    So sorry for your loss, Derek. ():-)
     
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  20. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Oh, I'm so very sorry for your loss, Derek. Bless your sister. Thinking of you all.

    {-(^^)-}

    I know several people now lost to covid, age 35-88. It is horrible seeing them reported as a 'statistic'. My mum survived it at 93 and had a stroke a few weeks later. On a more positive side a very good friend's father (currently also receiving chemo) has recovered ok.

    I haven't had my flu jab - didn't want to make my long covid worse, and that's a worry I have with the covid vax too, but bring it on. I can't wait. Some have been done locally in my age group so hopefully I'll be sorted soon. The vaccine rollout here has been astounding.
     
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