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Old Nov 1st 2019, 12:57 am
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Originally Posted by Annetje View Post
I never had the flu in my life, don't know what the fuss is all about ... Sorry !
I have...once. There’s a bad cold...then there is flu. It hit me and hubby suddenly. In the space of 1 hour we could barely crawl onto the settees and there we stayed for a week. It was nearer the kitchen if we needed anything. Honestly we have never felt anything like it. The old saying ‘like death warmed up’ pretty much sums it up.

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I have never had a flu jab either but am wondering if this may be a sensible thing to consider.

For JG it is precautionary AFAIK. Some people's lungs would not cope well with flu.
Yes, you are correct, for me it is precautionary and I get the super duper vaccine. Not any old stuff for this Jerseygirl.
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Originally Posted by Annetje View Post
I never had the flu in my life, don't know what the fuss is all about ... Sorry !
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I have never had a flu jab either but am wondering if this may be a sensible thing to consider.

For JG it is precautionary AFAIK. Some people's lungs would not cope well with flu.
When I first moved to Canada I wondered what the thing about flu jabs was too. But then I looked up some stats and it seemed that the numbers being hospitalised, and worse, from flu in Canada was way in excess that of the UK. From half the population.

It was done free for certain groups - age and health conditions - at risk. I have diabetes so that includes me. My wife had immunity issues and she was particularly susceptible so everyone in the house qualified for free shots. It's quite a big issue in Canada in a way I never heard in the UK. Perhaps because so many people here have diabetes and other things.

But was it not particularly severe in Australia last year?

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But was it not particularly severe in Australia last year?
Don't you believe it, every bugger who sneezes or blows his nose here has the "flu" , so much more interesting than a mere common cold. I've only had it twice and both times I couldn't walk for a week, let alone go to work after a day off. Such a dramatic bunch
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Don't you believe it, every bugger who sneezes or blows his nose here has the "flu" , so much more interesting than a mere common cold. I've only had it twice and both times I couldn't walk for a week, let alone go to work after a day off. Such a dramatic bunch
It’s akin to folk who have a bad headache, claiming it’s migraine. Migraine is totally debilitating...it knocks you off your feet..you cannot function.
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In 2017, Australia suffered its worst outbreak in the 20 years since modern surveillance techniques were adopted. The 2017-2018 flu season in the United States, which followed six months later as winter came to the Northern Hemisphere, was one of the worst in modern American memory, with an estimated 79,000 dead.
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I always get the flu vaccine now as I have crap lungs. Both myself and Mr Big Sticks got jabbed in April, unfortunately we both went down with flu in July. It's only the second time I've had it and frankly, we just wanted to die. I dread to think how much worse we would have been if we hadn't had the jab. We were both really sick for well over a week. I then developed a cough that wouldn't go away so ended up on a couple of Inhalers for another fortnight.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
It’s akin to folk who have a bad headache, claiming it’s migraine. Migraine is totally debilitating...it knocks you off your feet..you cannot function.
Yep, I've never suffered with migraines but my wife does and she's out for the count, especially if she doesn't catch it early enough. Most of my headaches are drink/dehydration induced
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
We never considered the IVF and surrogate route, we knew from the get go that was something we would not do, not going take out massive debt to try and have a kid.

The only reason we even went through with the fertility testing was to rule out other possible medical concerns, the testing was all covered by our medical system.

I learned more than I ever wanted to know about sperm ha ha
Mr Big Sticks too!

We did go down the IVF route, 5 bloody cycles of the thing! One pregnancy, 1 miscarriage and a further failed 4 goes. Our 5th cycle was free on the NHS, after a 3 year wait but the others cost us GBP 12000 for the treatment and about the same again in earnings lost following failed cycles. I was working as a midwife at the time and my salary helped pay for the IVF. What really pissed me off at the time ( and still does to some extent) is the lack of support from the senior midwifery management at DCGH. Their lack of compassion caused me to take more sick time off than if they had accepted my requests not to have to be on Labour ward directly after a failure. But no, they kept sticking me there, instead of the postnatal ward. Antenates and women in labour were able to achieve something I couldn't and it cut me through to my soul. The babies on the postnatal ward weren't my baby and so I could cope with that. Six weeks on postnates post-cycle failure would have been enough to help me deal with my emotions, but the powers that be wouldn't have it.

With hindsight, I wonder if we'd just accepted our fate, it would have caused us less heartache. So I think you were very wise to not go down the fertility treatment route.

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I've had flu twice in my life. It stuffs you .

I get the visual disturbance migraines which afterward make one feel a little odd for a while. Mind you I am a little odd.

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I found my 2012 post of flu stats.
Just looking over some figures. They're quite scary.
It appears that the rate of Canadians being hospitalised is double the rate of UK folk just seeing their doctor.

This might just mean that Canadians overreact. But then deaths from flu in Canada appear between 7 and 13 times what the UK had in a bad year (602). That's on Public Health Agency ofCanada figures.

Even on another poster's figures, that's deaths in Canada of 2 and a half times that of a bad UK year.

Whichever is the more accurate, Canada's annual death totals from flu are somewhere between double and 13 times that of a bad year in the UK.

For a country with half the UK population, that's going some isn't it?


It seems flu is a far bigger problem in Canada than it is in the UK. Perhaps we should view it that way?
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Mr Big Sticks too!

We did go down the IVF route, 5 bloody cycles of the thing! One pregnancy, 1 miscarriage and a further failed 4 goes. Our 5th cycle was free on the NHS, after a 3 year wait but the others cost us GBP 12000 for the treatment and about the same again in earnings lost following failed cycles. I was working as a midwife at the time and my salary helped pay for the IVF. What really pissed me off at the time ( and still does to some extent) is the lack of support from the senior midwifery management at DCGH. Their lack of compassion caused me to take more sick time off than if they had accepted my requests not to have to be on Labour ward directly after a failure. But no, they kept sticking me there, instead of the postnatal ward. Antenates and women in labour were able to achieve something I couldn't and it cut me through to my soul. The babies on the postnatal ward weren't my baby and so I could cope with that. Six weeks on postnates post-cycle failure would have been enough to help me deal with my emotions, but the powers that be wouldn't have it.

With hindsight, I wonder if we'd just accepted our fate, it would have caused us less heartache. So I think you were very wise to not go down the fertility treatment route.

I always thought if I couldn’t have children naturally that would be how it was meant to be and I would leave it at that. I had one child and then a miscarriage...no success after that.

Of course I don’t really know how I would have felt had I not been able to have any children. I am very sorry Stixs and J that you find yourselves in that position.
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What on earth is the matter with you?

Why are you following me around the forum to critcize me when I wasn't talking to or about you, and you aren't even interested in the thread subject?

You're obsessed man, find something else to do.
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I could go and post on another thread, and see if he follows me there too, if that helps at all.

I was thinking maybe the thread about cats. Surely not even Steve can find something to be angry about on the cat thread. Or can he?
To save assisting you in flushing a perfectly affable thread down the shitter. I had an enquiring look to see what bollocks you were posting on this of all threads, and ching ching ching, jackpot!!! You're some kind of narcissistic control freak troll. Don't like a thread, make it about you so people lose interest.

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To save assisting you in flushing a perfectly affable thread down the shitter. I had an enquiring look to see what bollocks you were posting on this of all threads, and ching ching ching, jackpot!!! You're some kind of narcissistic control freak troll.
I think it's past your bedtime. You have pulled in quotes from a totally different thread and you're just being a bit odd.

I'm not going to have a silly argument with you about nothing, no matter how hard you try. Also, you are not normally like this.

Just go and sleep it off, things will look better in the morning.

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I always thought if I couldn’t have children naturally that would be how it was meant to be and I would leave it at that. I had one child and then a miscarriage...no success after that.

Of course I don’t really know how I would have felt had I not been able to have any children. I am very sorry Stixs and J that you find yourselves in that position.
It is a very tough one really. Even now I would be overjoyed at having a baby of our own and I'm a wrinkly old prune .

We applied for possible IVF help through the NHS but I was turned down for being 'geriatric' I was 39.
I'd had a couple of pregnancies , one of which was a ruptured ectopic that nearly killed me and so we ended up with just a couple of cats.

I've lived but you do sometimes get that yearning thing.


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To save assisting you in flushing a perfectly affable thread down the shitter. I had an enquiring look to see what bollocks you were posting on this of all threads, and ching ching ching, jackpot!!! You're some kind of narcissistic control freak troll. Don't like a thread, make it about you so people lose interest.
I posted an agreement to what LiW said, you'd better tell me off too
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