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November 10, 2020

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Vaccine

November 10, 2020

All over the media they have a vaccine,only 90% but a vaccine,question who will want one and more important who will get one . Another question will it cost you and who’s unluckiest 10% ,now let’s see what answers you can give

November 10, 2020

Joined: May 14, 2014
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Vaccine

November 10, 2020

Bob. I am waiting from a phone call from my OWN  Doctor/"Nittynurse" before I would even CONSIDER getting this Jab ? Mick. Stay safe.

November 10, 2020

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November 10, 2020

A 90% success rate for a Covid vaccine is far greater than the success rate for the 'flu jab ( which is 40-60% I think), so if true & no ill effects, then it's got to be a HUGE breakthrough. I for one will deffo have the jab ( 2 needed apparently) - they'll be starting with the most vulnerable , front line workers & care homes first, and then moving down to us "normal" oldies next. The sooner we beat this dreadful disease the better - IMO the vaccine is our best chance of doing so, PROVIDING it's proved to be both safe & effective. John (JKW)

November 10, 2020

Joined: May 12, 2014
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November 10, 2020

Google JCVI and you will find the Covid vaccine priority  chart. 1. Elderly and vulnerable in care homes plus staff 2. Social care workers 3. Then 0ver 80s, 75s, 70s etc etc. The NHS front line workers will get the first batch. JK is absolutely right! A 90% protection ratio is incredible. The seasonal flu vaccine does, as he says, offer approx 50% protection against the flu strains for that year. ANYONE doubting the Covid vaccine, its efficacy etc etc is mad in my opinion. Any vaccine cleared by the regulator will be safe, efficacious AND this one in particular will save many lives. When you get offered it jump at the chance! You need 2 doses, approx 3 weeks apart, protection is complete ( to 90%) 14 days post the 2nd vaccination. So here’s some news to ponder on guys and count your lucky stars. I had a CT 2 weeks ago for a chest infection that caused me to cough blood. CT results cane back ok apart from a tiny nodule on one lung. Small lung nodules are quite common. Big sigh of relief. Until.........they scroll the CT image further and show me a mass on my pancreas! Diana died of pancreatic cancer 4 years ago you will recall. It is almost certainly cancerous. The average life expectancy of a person post pancreatic cancer diagnosis is less than 6 months. I had a consultation with a leading local pancreatic surgeon today and my luck MAY be in. The tumour is in the tail of the pancreas which  is the most operable part of it. I am to have an urgent PET scan next 7-10 days to confirm the CT is right and the cancer hasn’t spread and if that is so major surgery shortly thereafter. They will ‘resect’ ( remove and suture) the tail and part of the body of the pancreas and remove my spleen which the pancreatic tail borders. 10 days in hospital minimum. Low dose antibiotics for the rest of my life because the loss of my spleen leaves my immune system low and open to infection. JUST what I need in these Covid times lol quite apart from the risk of major surgery at this time anyway. So, guys there you have it. One day fit and well, the next day the bombshell drops. I initially felt a tad vulnerable I must confess especially so after recollecting nursing my daughter through her dreadful and totally debilitating 9 month lost battle against this disease. But it is what it is, as Forrest Gump once said life is like a box of chocolates.......seems we got too many of the shitty ones lol. The last bit is mine. Anyway, I am not dead yet and, if Fortuna stays at my side, I might yet beat this.......at least for a while yet. So stay safe, get to the head of the queue when the Covid  vaccines become available and keep smiling. Best Wishes. D.    

November 10, 2020

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November 10, 2020

John, David (especially) thank you for your most welcome info....if the new vaccine proves safe and is offered... I will take it.   Mick. - stay safe - AND Thanks.

November 10, 2020

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November 10, 2020

Blood & Sand,  David !! So sorry to hear that news but, where there's a will there's always hope. Fingers ( & toes ) crossed that all works out for you & V, you'll certainly be in our thoughts and wishing you the very best of luck throughout your treatment. John (JKW)

November 11, 2020

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November 11, 2020

David what to say mate ,with my feckin big C ,2 ops and meds and chemo ,still here 11 years ,you can beat it ,take care.

November 11, 2020

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November 11, 2020

Thanks guys. PET scan and pre assessment tomorrow, if all good, op likely next week. Can’t fault the treatment and speed. Hope to post again after my op, fingers crossed. Best wishes D.  

November 11, 2020

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November 11, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family David, as always. Mick & Mary.

November 11, 2020

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November 11, 2020

David, all members of the site would want me to wish you a full and speedy recovery from your current situation. By the sound of things you are in good hands. With best wishes Freddy

November 18, 2020

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November 18, 2020

Update. My PET scan showed my tumour hasn’t spread, it IS operable. Admission today at 1600 hours, op tomorrow. I have received outstanding care and treatment and my surgeon is a lead in pancreatic surgery, very lucky on so many fronts. Just got to try to avoid catching Covid whilst in hospital lol. Not the best of times to spend 10 days in a surgical ward but the op is a life saver. Take care everyone, stay safe and thank you all for your kind thoughts. Best wishes David.

November 18, 2020

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November 18, 2020

Best of luck Dave ,my C took 2 ops but as you can see I’m still here going strong.

November 18, 2020

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November 18, 2020

That's the news we've been waiting on, David - our thoughts are with you. Very best wishes ,& keep us posted . John (JKW)  

November 18, 2020

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November 18, 2020

YES....good news David - and likewise, our thoughts will be with you all the way - and good luck with the "OP" (Like it's been said "keep us posted ). Mick.      

November 23, 2020

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November 23, 2020

So half a dose ,then a full dose and bingo 90% plus  that’s Oxfords vaccines work . The only thing is that they said t would be trailed in Liverpool (mmm don’t park you ambulances there ),joking aside that seems to be the right place as they have heavy Covid-19 probs and the result would be seen straight away . Mite even get over to the UK for Xmas,but don’t hold your breath.

November 23, 2020

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November 23, 2020

I will be first in the queue. Give me them all lol! So, I survived the operating table. 14” inch incision, I think they thought I was in for a caesarean. Weak and tired as you would expect, cannulas and catheters festoon my body, neck, both wrists with a large drain coming out of my tum. Deep joy BUT infinitely better than the alternative. Another 6 days then home hopefully. Stay safe guys. D.


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