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That's really good news, Brenda. Onwards and upwards!!!

 

 

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Bit of disturbing news today, mother in law had to go into hospital to have something done to her legs.Apparently, her veins are too close to each other. 

I think that is what she said. She has very close veins!!

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Anybody got 'Novel Coronavirus' A.K.A 'Covid-19' yet?

 

Very low infection rates in UK so far.. but it is very scary for anyone in later years with 'underlying health issues'.

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It seems my Blood Pressure is not cause for alarm.  However it seems my last blood tests were 'haemolysed'. which I believe means 'clotted'.. so I had them done again Friday morning.

 

Such fun!!

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I realize thet the CV virus is a very serious issue, but it seems like the media want to create a panic mode.  Complications of the 'flu can be a very serious matter for us past our 'best before' date each year.  We don't hear the media panicking about that.  My attitude is that I shall carry on.  If it gets me it's been nice knowing y'all, but I'm not gonna hide under the bed in fear.

 

Glad your BP is ok Col.  That can be a big concern. hope your blood tests come back ok.

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Media scaremongering, posted from The Moon Under Water Leicester Square, not a mask or dead body in sight?

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We recently returned from Asia. Every airport worker, every airline steward, most of the population (mostly because they ride mopeds) and a few tourists wore masks. 28 in our group and none of us wore one. So long as you are sensible and keep washing your hands, you'll be OK. I really do think the media are making folks panic.

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Masks provide negligible protection - if you are in vicinity of a carrier who has coughed or sneezed, the airborne particles can get in through your eyes (mucus membrane).  Of course a mask might stop you spreading it if you already have it.

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I'm not panickimng, but I am being cautious.

 

According to this from the BBC:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51674743

 

..I am in the most dangerous 'underlying issues' group, the second most dangerous age group and I'm male, which seems to be the worst sex for dying from this bug.

 

I was planning to travel via bus and train to Liverpool next month, whereupon I was to meet an ex-colleague who has just retired. Next, we planned an extended catch up in several Liverpool pubs and a visit to the Cavern Club. The way things are going I'll likely postpone the whole thing. We haven't seen each other for 20 years.. a few months more makes no difference. The Cavern in particular is a pretty enclosed space which can get very crowded even during the day. Add in that the crowds arrive quite literally from all over World.. ( I've chatted to Aussies, French, South Americans, Spanish, Americans, Canadians etc., etc.... in there. Equally, the trains can be standing room only, especially when I'm heading home a little 'tired' during rush hour.

I think that discretion may be the better part of valour.

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I agree with katyjay. Bad news sells papers and the press are playing on people's fears, as usual.

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Think you correct Jill,,had to go to Kingsmill A and E this morning,, arrived at 9.30 left at 10.40,,all done,,never seen an A and E so quiet,,

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Certainly did Jill,,,Margaret was lovely and made me feel better straight away,,

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Of course the usual suspects will play on fears but I don't read newspapers and get most of my news from the BBC and from reputable online sources such as NHS, BMA etc.  This disease is killing people, especially older people with underlying health issues.  Also, because it is new, nobody has any immuniity.. which is presumably why it seems so easily transmissible.

 

We can't even get any reliable figures on how many in the UK are killed by 'seasonal' flu each year, with the BMA and the ONS stats differing wildly, so it's not surprising that the stats for COVID-19 are so vague.

 

I will take all the usual precautions that I take in any winter, particularly with regard to keeping my hands away from mouth nose and eyes especially if I've been in shops, on public transport etc.  On top of those, and depending on how thngs develop, I'm quite prepared to stay away from crowded places for a very long time if necessary.

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I've never enjoyed large crowds for any reason.  I like to go to one small supermarket that carries a lot of fresh and none GMO foods, and our little church, which tends to have a congregation of around fifty on an average.  I don't ride public transit and I'm not planning on flying any time soon.  So apart from personal cleanliness and a bit of vitamin C  I don't think one can do much else.

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Chinatown is buzzing not a mask in sight? Don't believe the hype :ph34r:

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On the Korean flight to L.A. one person had a mask plus a full face perspex shield. Another had mask plus reflective ski goggles!  Eee, the sights you see when you don't have your gun. 

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3 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Think you correct Jill,,had to go to Kingsmill A and E this morning,, arrived at 9.30 left at 10.40,,all done,,never seen an A and E so quiet,,

My father in law had a fall mid week. He hit his head and caused a momentary loss of consciousness and a nasty but small cut. He was at the QMC 11 hours, mainly waiting and waiting. He said it was like a war zone. Extremely busy with lots on trolleys. He made me smile though as he complained ‘they put me with a load of old folk’. He’s 85.

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I woke early this morning (Monday) with a violent case of the 'trots', a headache, nausea, dizziness and a stiff neck.  Not really what you want in the current environment and I was worried, but managed to get couple more hours of rather fitful sleep.

 

Got out of bed feeling dire.  'Flu-ish feelings in stomach and down spine to lower back. Chills and the shakes. but no temperature.

 

I eventually worked out that it is almost certainly an ear problem.  My left ear does seem to 'go-off' with little provocation.  A few drops in the ear, a bit of Valium.  Double value from that as it helps with both the real symptoms and the anxiety.

 

Didn't eat much all day and barely moved off the couch.. but I'm a bit better now.  Will see what tomorrow brings.

 

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Hope you're soon on top of it, col.  Hang in there mate

 

 Had a bad night myself for different reasons.  Heavy thunderstorms and tornadoes.  Atlanta really got knocked about a bit.  Houses and trees smashed, lots of areas without power.  It hit at 2 a.m. and lasted til 4 a.m.  As we watched the weather radar on tv we could see it weakening as it came our way at 60mph.  When it hit us it was just heavy rain and thunder, but you never know if there's a tornado embedded in there.  Thankfully there wasn't.  Went back to bed at 4 a.m. slept to 6:30 a.m.  Felt like a wet rag all day.

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46 minutes ago, loppylugs said:

 Felt like a wet rag all day

 

I'm not surprised LL...  two and a half hours is neither use nor ornament.  :No1:

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Hope you are feeling better soon DJ360 and you are back to your normal self. LL have a couch day and catch up on your sleep , as a  poor sleeper myself I know what it feels like with very little sleep. 

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Thanks for the response folks.  Actually, Brew,  I got three hours before the first rumble of thunder, then 2 or so after it passed, but I think I was on edge knowing it was coming.

Made up for it last night, slept like a log,  (dog  :biggrin: ).  Only got up for a pee once.  Must be a record.  Feel a bit more like a pup again this morning.

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Don't seem to have any problems sleeping, can do it with my eyes shut!!. 

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Woke up this morning feeling a lot better.  However... when I got up and moving I felt a bit ropey though not as bad as yesterday.  Spent a good few hours on the Sun lounger.  Surprising how warm 13 Degrees C can feel in still air with strong Sun. :tanning:

 

Went for a walk around 5 pm.  I expected many to be home, getting ready for Tea/Dinner/Supper whatever. but no.  Cyclists, runners, walkers everywhere.  Difficult to keep distance.

A half hour walk wiped me out.  Whatever got me yesterday still affecting me.  But I do feel much better. :)

 

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