Sunday, 19 October 2008

Just making a note for next year :o)




Dear Blog i am making this entry so next year when my flu jab is due I can reread these notes and take heed :o) the card above is from my Dear Grandchildren ~
Two weeks ago it was Saturday morning I woke with and awful sore throat and a real bad cold ~ I cannot remember the last time I had a cold ~
the following Saturday I was due to have my Flu injection ~ but doubted they would give it to me as when the time came my cold was not any better ~ but the Nurse took my temperature and it was normal so she said it would be OK to go ahead ~ As Lyn pointed out to me she said " you might as well have both to cope with at the same time" ~
some days passed and I was feeling pretty rough ~ by the Thursday I couldn't catch my breath and was having some difficulty breathing ~ Lyn popped her head in the door and asked if I would like her to ring the Doctor to make an appointment ~ which I readily agreed was a very good idea ~
She rang the Doctor and got through just before the surgery opened and was asked questions by the person at the other end of the phone ~ when she mentioned my breathing problems she said an ambulance was on the way they could not afford to wait on a Doctor's appointment ~
Bear in mind I live 13 miles from any large Town/City but the ambulance was here in a very very short time ~ Plus a paramedic ~ all in all there were 5 people in my room ~ one nice chappie gave me some oxygen which I remember was lovely to be able to breath deeply ~ I was having a very bad Asthma attack and I can't remember the last time I had one of those either must be a good 8 years ago ~ I am used to Mild attacks and can cope with them but this was a cracker !!!!! ~
They thought it was all due to having a cold and a chest infection and having the Flu Jab to cope with as well ~ everything else they checked out was fine no heart problems in fact no other problems at all ~ so you might say I am "Fighting Fit" just a bit fragile at the moment :o) ~
Making good progress am on Antibiotics and steroids at the moment ~ and you should see the size of those Antibiotics and I have to swallow them whole :o( ~
And of course I must thank my Darling Daughter Lyn for taking good care of me ~ So a big Thank You from your Mum xxx
Memo to myself ~ If you have the slightest cold next year round whatever else you do do not have that Flu injection :o)
Allyx

32 comments:

Andy said...

Had the flu jab once and was ill afterwards. So never again for me.

Jeannette said...

Poor you Ally, I know how you feel as I came home this week with pneumonia! I'm so glad Lyn is taking such good care of you. I hope you're soon 100% again Ally. Jeannette xx

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Oh goodness, Ally, I sure hope you feel better soon. My son has asthma and gets some terrible breathing attacks. No fun at all. I was able to get my flu shot this year but every other year if I even sound the least bit sick, the nurse at work refuses to jab me. They don't even bother taking my temp. I'm glad your ambulance was there for you quickly. Take care! xx

Joan said...

Dear Ally that nurse has a lot to answer for they always say not to have our flu jag if we have a cold she should have know better. Hope you are going to let the surgery know. I have now and again had an off day or two but nothing like that. take care dear hope you are up and about soon am sure all that great Norfolk air will do the trick.. Love Joan.

Beth said...

Oh, I'm hoping you're on the mend. It sounds like a combination of a cold, the flu shot, and asthma really was a bad one for you. I get my flu shot every year, but as a previous commenter noted, they aren't supposed to give it to you if you already have any kind of infection.

Feel better soon!
Beth

louise said...

Hope you feel better soon. i have asthma and was ill and had a really swollen arm after the last one so I give it a miss now. Louise xx

ADB said...

Quite a few people react badly to the flu jab, Ally. Get well soon!

Yasmin said...

Oh Ally not very nice for you so glad your on the mend now, and the ambulance service was so prompt, lovely cards from your grand children.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

http://cayasm-isntshegreat.blogspot.com

Hollie said...

Ally,
I'm soooo sorry that you have been so sick. I have been wondering what you were up to, but I just thought you were busy! Get Well SOON!!
HUGS:)

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I'm sorry you were so sick! I get my flu shot every year. I only skipped once and got the flu, never again!

Lainey Laine said...

Hello Ally, at last I found you!!! yay!!! Im slowly getting round to finding everyone! Oh, my Sam has his flu jab soon! Poor you being so poorly. Laine xxx
http://lainey-lainesworld.blogspot.com/

Lainey Laine said...

p.s. dont know how I lost you because apparently Im down as one of your followers!! hee hee this is confusing Lol

a corgi said...

oh my! what a time you have had! I'm so sorry; sounds like a nasty bug on top of getting the flu jab (I like that terminology; we call it the flu shot here); I'm glad you are on the mend; rest up and do what the doctor says; take care of yourself

so glad your daughter is there to help take care of you as well

betty

Carlene Noggle said...

OH...I AM SO SORRY THAT YOU ARE UNDER THE WEATHER. THE FLU SHOT USUALLY MAKES ME FEEL AS IF I HAVE A TOUCH OF THE BUG...BUT IT SURE KEEPS THE REAL THING AT BAY.HOPE YOU WILL SOON BE UP AND ABOUT...
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

Paula said...

Sorry to read you've been feeling poorly. Get well soon, Paula

Paula said...

Sorry to read you've been feeling poorly. Get well soon, Paula

Sandra said...

Im so glad your daughter was there and everyone took good care of you... hope you are feeling fit very very soon
Sandra

Marie said...

Alls well that ends well, but how very scary for you Ally!!! So glad that you had your daughter around to take such good care of you. Todd had his flu jab this year. I have always heard it's not good to have any kind of jab when you have a cold.

Rose~* said...

Get well soon, Ally - that is frightening not being able to breathe. I have asthma too, and it always acts up if I catch a cold, the last one giving me three rounds of antibiotics. Hope you are feeling like "yourself" in no time. ((HUGS))

fenella said...

So sorry to hear you have been so unwell, what a wonderful GP service you have, hope you soon feel better

LYN said...

oh my goodness! so early to be so poorly..I hope you are feeling better...
take care..love the cards by the way..you are so loved!

Ora said...

take care Ally...God Bless...hugs fro Ora

Jenny said...

Hope you get better soon.
Jenny <><

Kelly said...

Good morning Ally. :) Wow you have had a time of it havent you? I am glad it was nothing serious, but also glad they sent the ambulance right away too, just in case. Better to be sure. I am sorry you are feeling so badly. Shelby and I have been sick for two weeks now but I think we are about over it. Nothing like what you have been going through with the breathing though, that is just very scary. You take plenty of Vitamin C and some chicken soup is heavenly when you are sick. Why do they have to make pills so big? Growing up we call them horse pills! That sure was sweet of your loving grandchildren to make you such a nice get well card. I know it made you feel better. :) Love, Kelly

Odds Bodkins. said...

Hi Ally, I'm a little late catching up here but I'm glad you're on the mend.
Bet you enjoyed all the attention from all those para medics eh? ;O)

B. x

Jan said...

Hey found you at last but not happy to find you so poorly ,I had my jab yesterday so far so good ,get well soon dear friend how lovely to have dear Lyn to cvare for you ..love Jan xx

Ally Lifewithally said...

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Kath said...

Hello Ally,sorry to come back and find you havn't been well.It's so good to know you have family round at these times.Thats what always goes through my mind when I am ill.Lyn I am proud of looking after you like she does.I cannot get the flu jab where I live until I am 65,which I think is terrible.Keep well Ally.Bless the Grandchildren for those lovely cards.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Cathy said...

Lousy being sick, isn't it? I recently had a full physical and had to actually disabuse my own doctor of the notion that a flu shot was part of the procedure! He didn't like my refusal, too bad I can say no to a vaccine made with the actual attenuated DNA of the virus it's trying to eradicate. Same with antibiotics for bacterial infections. Care for yourself, keep good thoughts. http://cathy-daretothink/blogspot.com/

Eileen said...

How frightening......just glad that you are better now. Eileen x

Funnyface said...

Hello Ally,
Hope you are still 'fighting fit'....gosh what a nasty shock that must have been for you. You do have a wonderful daughter, well done Lynn.
Much love - Jaynee X

Lori J said...

Evening Ally,
Reading you blog reminds me it is time for our flu shot....
Only once did I have a reaction.

Blessings to you and yours,

Lori J. (from Alberta)