Monday, 20 June 2022

Thank Fuck For The Vaccine



I’ve eaten my words today. 
Thank goodness I didn’t get to Rome suffering from covid 
I’ve spent most of the last 48 hours in bed. 
35 degrees with a bad chest could have been lethal. 
I’m mindful of my place in the covid demographic, 
It’s sobering
It wasn’t meant to be , I’m sorry Rachel .

I got up early this morning , put broad beans, a little chilli, garlic, ginger and stock into the slow cooker and after walking the dogs went back to bed. 
And apart from toilet stops there I have stayed until 9 pm.
The soup was like eating gruel, so I gave up
Late to the party I’ve  completely lost my sense of taste and smell too.

The girls and Albert followed me around the garden as it was getting dusk and watched me carefully as I cut long blooms from the leggy Nepeta by the gate. I collected a nice bunch which  I put into a glass of water  and placed it on the fire mantle. 

That about finished me off,
Even that small exertion made me feel breathless 
And tired
Which is sobering again 
Thank fuck for the vaccine 

50 comments:

  1. Thinking of you, John. Please look into getting one of the anti viral meds, they seem to work, but need to be taken early in the disease.

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    1. Oh my old friend , I’m ok, but I am reminded that I’m a fat old man x

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    2. I think Should Fish More is making his recommendation because fat old men are in the endangered demographic! And health care workers are most likely to not take care of themselves, it seems. Please do--take care of yourself!!

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  2. Oh, it sounds dreadful, John, even with the vaccine. I hope tomorrow brings better things.

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    1. I’ve had lots of painkillers and lemon and water and am off to bed again soon

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  3. I know. I had it mid March, and was really bad for a while. Husband was standing by the bed muttering 'hospital', and I was aware even then that I would have been so much worse without the vaccine.
    I didn't stop coughing for weeks, and damaged the lining of my throat. Be warned, it could be weeks before you get much energy back. The advice now is to keep within your energy levels. Any over-doing it could set you back. TAKE CARE, PLEASE.

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    1. I am , honest , I’ve slept 40 hours xx and am off to bed shortly….

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  4. I agree with veg artist. Don't push yourself.It will set you back. Need to keep a watch for low blood pressure and low oxygen levels in your blood.

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    1. Tomorrow I’m watching Korean monster movies

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  5. Make sure you stay hydrated for your kidneys sake!
    Maybe put your soup in the blender and make it a smoothie so you won't have to try to taste it ... just slurp it for the nutrition!
    Call your Doctor if you need to!

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  6. It's amazing how old we can feel we we're sick. I wonder how people who are eighty feel. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  7. Hope you feel better soon.

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  8. mI so sorry to read your under the weather. I wish you better days and tits up again soon. Take care dear friend
    xo

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  9. You do wonder though if your symptoms would or wouldn't have been worse if unvaccinated, but that was not a chance I was ever going to take. Look after yourself. Rest seems to be the best thing to do.

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  10. This sounds a bit more severe than what you experienced before. Possibly a different strain? Do take it ease. Rest and then rest some more which sounds like what you are doing. Be very careful. Sending love and healing wishes.

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  11. Take it easy, John. That sounds awful.

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  12. I'm sorry you are so unwell this time around. It's a good thing you are at home after all. Serendipity of a different sort than usual.

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  13. I'm sorry, John. Really bad luck. Sleep it off.

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  14. Good side...weight loss with loss of taste/smell?
    Fight the good fight.

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  15. Thinking of you. Hope you heal from this quickly.

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  16. Thin gruel, and good Welsh air, and you'll soon be feeling well again. Thinking of you, Cro x

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  17. Somewhere out there, a scotch egg is awaiting your recovery! Get better soon!

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  18. I hope sleeping helps you. And hydration. Lots of lemon and honey drinks and paracetamol for aiding sleep. Thinking of you and sending healing vibes. As you say thank f for the vaccine!

    Jo in Auckland

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  19. Feel better soon, John. :)

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  20. Do you have one of those fingertip oxygen monitor things? I don't know enough really but maybe it would help, and hopefully someone is checking in on you a couple of times a day on the phone. Just to make sure you are not getting worse and should get help. There seems to be worse strain around now just as we are all starting to get back to normal.
    Am so glad you didn't find yourself abroad and in worse heat feeling so ill! Thinking of you.

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  21. Oh, what a B*gg*r. Nothing you can do except take it easy until you feel better, which I hope you will very soon. Unfortunately you do need to eat healthily to help recover, even if it tastes like straw. Get well, and enjoy the company of your four-legged family. XX

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  22. Sending healing thoughts towards you, John. Hope you feel better soon. xx

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  23. I'm so sorry. I hope you feel good soon.

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  24. John I'm sorry your so sick. Please do take care and give yourself plenty of time to get over this. It's a good time for watching those movies. xxx

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  25. So you've missed your holiday because of this? That's adding insult to injury. I hope that you are soon on the mend but as someone said, sounds like you have it worse this time round.

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  26. I can't add anything that hasn't already been said, so just sending healing vibes your way. xx

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  27. I had it over Easter, although no test kit here but I assume it was Covid. It was a very heavy cold with a fever, the fever lasted two days. The whole thing went on for two weeks and then I had 5 days of feeling sleepy and could have slept every afternoon, but fought against it. I was worried this tiredness might carry on but one day it suddenly disappeared. Keep taking the Lemsips and get well soon.

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  28. lemsip with a slug of whisky is my go to

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  29. Yes. So glad Rome was cancelled. But so sorry you’re so miserable. Hoping you quickly improve.

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  30. Oh gawd. As you say, at least you are not in Rome.

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  31. Rest, take care of yourself, poo happens,

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  32. Sorry you're feeling rotten, please take care of yourself. Jxx

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  33. I'd almost forgotten about the seriousness of getting Covid until reading your post. People really are still getting hit hard with this virus, even those who are fully vaccinated. It sounds like you are taking good care of yourself. I look forward to your next post. I am so hoping you'll have turned the corner.

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  34. Good to hear you are cutting Nepeta - take great care of yourself now hopefully a bit better every day.

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  35. Hopeful for a quick recovery!

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  36. Well, I hope the vaccine is helping. It still sounds like the virus is laying you low.

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  37. You know what to do. Get well soon, John.

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  38. It really is fortunate that your trip was cancelled. Not only would you have been so horribly miserable, think of everyone you would have exposed. Cold comfort, I know.

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  39. John, I'm so sorry you're feeling so bad. YES, Rome was not meant to be! Please take care of yourself.

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  40. Bummer on Rome cancelled too. A good thing as it turns out, not only would it stink being sick away from home, but - would you be allowed to return home until you have a negative test? That would royally increase the crappy vacation rating! Or is travel pretty much opened up in Europe now?
    I guess I should probably sign up for that 2nd booster.
    Hope you feel better soon.

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