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Further to my comments upthread.. I got my jab booked today.  I'm going to the St Helens Rugby League Stadium on Sunday 7th Feb. Here in the North West we seem to be doing a little better than some on the vaccine rollout. .. but we are slightly behind the North East.  All reports about the 'Saint's' RLFC ground say it was exceptionaly well run in the Autumn for Flu Jabs.. and is the same now for Covid.

 

That said..

My GP Practice put on their F'Book page on Monday that they had contacted  70 year olds. 

They didn't contact me.  

I resisted calling them because all over everywhere they insist that people should not contact the surgery.. but should wait to be contacted.

Eventually, as all my neighbours of all ages from 70-77 got their appointments from various surgeries. I decided to try to get info from the Surgery F'book page..by personal messages to their Admins. 

No reply. 

Being more than a little anxious I decided to respond to a Facebook comment on their page.. praising them for 'keeping us all informed'.  That was something of a Red Rag to a Bull.

 

This a.m. I got a response to the effect that the Practice Manager would contact me personally... This I knew was going to be a 'dressing down'.:eek::wacko: I was told I should have telephoned the practice..that my F'book comments were 'unhelpful'.. and even that I was welcome to find another practice if I wasn't happy! I was told there had been an IT **** up which had caused me and others to be 'missed'...that this was now fixed and that I would get a vaccine invite in minutes.. which I did. So that's all sorted.

I was I think expected to understand all of this via 'osmosis', and yet 'Little Miss Happy' had the bloody cheek to tell me that.. "If you don't tell us.. we don't know". FFS!!!

For an hour or so I was incandescent with rage.. The Surgery has a Website which is still showing info a week out of date. The Facebook page at least provides some info, but blocks comments and queries. And of course all begs the question as to what happens with people who are unable to access either Website or F'book.

I eventually responded to 'Little Miss Happy' at the surgery, via email... but decided to try to reduce the 'Temperature'. I pointed out that lack of info is the worst thing facing people in times of uncertainty. I acknowledged that they are under pressure., I pointed out that I had not called the surgery because everything they were putting out expressly asked people NOT to do so. I pointed out that the surgery Website is always out of date and that there really isn't much of a place for F'book in the mix when comments and questions are blocked.
Finally, on the Quality of Service issue I told her that I have no desire to find another Practice as I have the highest regard for the service I have received from Medical Practitioners at the Surgery. I made no specific comment about level of service from the Practice Manager.

So.. all OK for now... though, having had anecdotal evidence of the antics of a number of Practice Managers. including one who was described as 'going out of their way to be unhelpful' I'm bound to query their role.

 

And my anxiety.. which I would not wish on my worst enemy.. is subsiding.

 

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Xray results.

 Chris spoke to the Doc yesterday. (Afraid he can't remember the word the Doctor used). but he does have small amount of damage on the lungs. The Doctor asked if he ever smoked. He did, but stopped about twenty odd years ago. The diagnosis is that, the damage is either from smoking or Covid. He is not worried? 

 

We hope 'Not Worried is Good News'.

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Carni, hold on to ‘not worried’.  
The small damage to his lungs is obviously there but may not cause any life changing problems.

 I expect all of us who have smoked in the past have some damage, but our lungs are still able to function well.  The same goes for any small damage in his lungs possibly caused by Covid.  Our lungs have a huge surface area for the exchange of oxygen/carbon dioxide.  Apparently this area is about the size of a tennis court!

Just keep looking forward to those lovely warm days when you’ll both be able to do your long cycle rides along the tow path - stopping only to see the ducklings ..... xx

 

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I had COVID late November and was taken to hospital. There for 6 days and then managed to persuade them to release me.

My chest was XRayed and the result was described as follows "There is a very subtle hazy airspace opacification seen at the left perihilar region suggestive of inflammatory changes. Remaining lung fields clear"

 

Not quite sure what all that means but it looks like there is a specialised language used by doctors when talking about lung XRays.

 

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Siddha, pleased you’ve come through the infection relatively unscathed!  
The X-ray report just seems to suggest that there is a very tiny bit of your left lung that is affected.   There seems to be plenty of lung capacity left, so just keep doing deep breathing exercises..... 

I’ve been reading that all of us could benefit from doing these exercises whether we’ve had any infections or not... it’ll probably make us cough, but that’s good

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I've liked the last few posts but can't show them, combination of iPad and new look site.

Glad Siddha you have recovered well, keep it up and stay safe.

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Sorry you have had the virus siddah, so very frightening, I hope you recover well. I agree, the doctors must have a special language when talking about X rays. and many more illnesses. Take Care.x

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I‘ve got my letter saying ‘book now’. I satisfy all the requirements but when I log in it tells me I’m not eligible to book. Why is the system being run by bleedin’ idiots?

 

Further investigation seems that they’re still doing over 80’s so the information in their letter is wrong. The letter is in Urdu, Arabic, Czech, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Romanian. Tough luck if you run a Chinese restaurant!

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Finally !!! It's come at last. I have been invited to attend, ( invitation mind you) for my Covid jab at the Meads, Uckfield, a week tomorrow. Just hope the bloody place is not flooded.

So Carni, if you're watching, tell your bloke he can go ahead of me if he wants. Despite being younger.  :rolleyes:

Will this mean I can go around meeting all Nottstalgians?

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Is this one of the 'bleedin' idiots' Phil? Following comment from the media.

 

Brigadier Phil Prosser, Commander of Military Support to the Vaccine Delivery Programme, said his team would use 'our extensive operational and logistic experience' to deliver vital supplies across the UK. 

The commander of the British Army's 101 Logistic Brigade will lead soldiers distributing the drugs across the country in a bid to get the lockdown eased as soon as possible.

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Many thanks for your comments and kind thoughts/suggestions.

I do now feel fully recovered and am (as well as I can tell) physically now back to where I was for example I can do a 7-8 mile walk and up the rate without breathing too heavily.

I count myself lucky as I improved daily once under the care and guidance of Mrs. Siddha. Of course I have no idea what damage might have been done to bits of me I cannot test.  Breathing exercises were very important and I followed the advice of this guy , Patrick Mckeown 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiwrtgWQeDc&t=531s

It works for me. Also Yoga and Tai Chi very helpful ways of exercising indoors.

Stroll on the vaccines for juniors.

 

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Been down to the Forest Rec this afternoon with my husband to get his jab.  I thought I might be able to wangle my way in as an underage patient. No chance, they took one look at me and said I was far too young!  So I had to sit in a waiting area.  He was in and out in 10 minutes, they’re very well organised down there, a few military folk in ‘fatigues’ helping out too.  He had the Oxford vaccine. 

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Lizzie,

My practice on Hucknall Rd are closed till Monday "Due to supporting the Vaccine program".

So they must all be down on the Forest, presumably with lots of other staff from Local Health Centres.

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Phil, As the head of the British Army's Logistics Brigade I doubt he has limited experience in delivering goods speedily and accurately anywhere in the world. Anyway I've had a word and he's going to divert vaccines from Gloucester and Northants to Notts Health and Care and by Thursday you'll be fine.

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Text from the Docs, click link to book test, clicked and booked for Feb 1st, all done is under 30 secs..,

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Mate of mine 58 got jabbed today, the care-home he does a bit of gardening for added him as odd job-man/caretaker. 

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