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Vicky Ayech
2020-09-04 08:37:58 UTC
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Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
John Ashby
2020-09-04 09:07:23 UTC
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Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
Because the nearest schul is in Felpersham and it's too far to walk.
Though Rex might make a shabbas uber-goy (I'm not sure that sounds quite
right!)

john
Sid Nuncius
2020-09-04 09:11:44 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
Because the nearest schul is in Felpersham and it's too far to walk.
Though Rex might make a shabbas uber-goy (I'm not sure that sounds quite
right!)
Shabbas Uber-Goy's second album was rubbish.
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Vicky Ayech
2020-09-04 09:27:40 UTC
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Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
Because the nearest schul is in Felpersham and it's too far to walk.
Though Rex might make a shabbas uber-goy (I'm not sure that sounds quite
right!)
john
I don't know what that is?
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-04 12:59:54 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
Because the nearest schul is in Felpersham and it's too far to walk.
Though Rex might make a shabbas uber-goy (I'm not sure that sounds quite
right!)
john
It is ok to drive if they are Reform. I think just Orthodox stick to
not driving and living near enough to walk.
Mike
2020-09-04 09:55:27 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
A Jewish, gay, black autistic doctor?
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Sally Thompson
2020-09-04 12:50:18 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
A Jewish, gay, black autistic doctor?
With one leg?
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Sam Plusnet
2020-09-04 19:34:32 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
A Jewish, gay, black autistic doctor?
With one leg?
And a sheep fetish.
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Sam Plusnet
Clive Arthur
2020-09-04 10:37:14 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
He could run a weight-loss clinic too. Pound of flesh and all that, and
I'm not talking 'calamari'.
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Clive
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-04 11:17:21 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
He could run a weight-loss clinic too. Pound of flesh and all that, and
I'm not talking 'calamari'.
I object to that joke. Sorry. I assume you are referring to Shylock?
But without the pound of flesh a weight-loss clinic would be topical
:)
BrritSki
2020-09-04 12:00:17 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
He could run a weight-loss clinic too.  Pound of flesh and all that, and
I'm not talking 'calamari'.
BTN ! A pound sir, that's a biggun.
krw
2020-09-04 22:59:08 UTC
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He could run a weight-loss clinic too.
Oh thanks.

Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.

Anyway based on the test results so far she has consulted Boris Johnson
and I am "overweight" and the solution is to lose weight which is best
done by apparently being more active and less consumptive (do I mean
that?) maybe consuming less. Had I heard of the Atkins diet -
apparently you find a lad called Atkins and eat him at one sitting and
carry with the rest of the family at subsequent meals.

Oh and could I cut out bread and pasta because those pesky carbohydrates
are not good for me and tut tut. I clearly remember being told when
diagnosed with diabetes that the dietician said I had to eat some of
those pesky carbohydrates at each meal to ensure I was eating a balanced
diet.

I advise the doctor that I will consult my wife on my diet.

The wife indicates that I will eat what I am given for the next week
because it was delivered yesterday. And the rabbit food will be
arriving next week.

The doctor did say that there was no other treatment but it was also in
the background that losing weight might not achieve anything except
having clothes that don't fit.

If I get mad on here over the next few months it will be the hunger pains.
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Chris J Dixon
2020-09-05 07:58:41 UTC
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Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.

Chris
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BrritSki
2020-09-05 08:24:55 UTC
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Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
We have our appointments for the end of the month. Waife and I can go
together as they have several people adminstering the jab, but we have a
strict time when we have to go...
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-05 08:33:06 UTC
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Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Chris
Mine is in 2 weeks time and the instructions via text said to come to
the left side entrance, masked, and at a specific time. Previously
there were lots invited at the same time and we queued. Since most
were OAPs this was uncomfortable as several do not stand well for
ages.
krw
2020-09-05 12:20:49 UTC
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Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Chris
It is inevitable that our surgery will be doing them on the street side
with staff wearing full hazmat suits as contact with people is not
permitted.
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Serena Blanchflower
2020-09-05 17:11:34 UTC
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Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs. You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
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Best wishes, Serena
If all goes well, this year's drama will be next year's anecdote
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Penny
2020-09-05 17:33:39 UTC
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Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs. You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
Must make my appointment and find out how our lot are doing it. They don't
have a car park large enough to be useful but it would be great if they set
up in Tesco car park (never full).
The local Covid testing has been done as a drive-thru operation in the
college car park - no idea if that is still running now.
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Nick Odell
2020-09-05 18:14:50 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs. You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
Drive-by flu jabs conjures up images of a big black car with tinted
windows driving slowly up, winding down the side window and using a
machine gun to spray the waiting vaccinees with flu jabs in those
tranquiliser darts used by zoos to calm lions.

Nick
Serena Blanchflower
2020-09-05 19:13:07 UTC
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On Sat, 5 Sep 2020 18:11:34 +0100, Serena Blanchflower
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs. You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
Drive-by flu jabs conjures up images of a big black car with tinted
windows driving slowly up, winding down the side window and using a
machine gun to spray the waiting vaccinees with flu jabs in those
tranquiliser darts used by zoos to calm lions.
Yes, that's rather the image I had in my mind, as well :)

This thread has prompted me to check what my surgery is planning and
they're taking over the village hall each Saturday, next month, to use
that. They'll also have some weekday appointments in the annexe to the
surgery, so keeping any hoardes of people out of the main surgery building.
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Best wishes, Serena
Damn right I'm good in bed - I can sleep for days
Anne B
2020-09-05 20:58:39 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs.  You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
Drive-by flu jabs conjures up images of a big black car with tinted
windows driving slowly up, winding down the side window and using a
machine gun to spray the waiting vaccinees with flu jabs in those
tranquiliser darts used by zoos to calm lions.
Yes, that's rather the image I had in my mind, as well :)
This thread has prompted me to check what my surgery is planning and
they're taking over the village hall each Saturday, next month, to use
that.
This is something I don't get. Flu jabs are mainly for those of us over
a certain age. Most of us of flu jab age are retired and can attend the
surgery pretty much any day of the week. In normal times some of us are
in fact busier on a Saturday than through the week because everyone else
always plans all events and social occasions on Saturdays. So why do
they arrange flu jab sessions on Saturdays?

Anne B
Serena Blanchflower
2020-09-05 21:17:52 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs.  You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
Drive-by flu jabs conjures up images of a big black car with tinted
windows driving slowly up, winding down the side window and using a
machine gun to spray the waiting vaccinees with flu jabs in those
tranquiliser darts used by zoos to calm lions.
Yes, that's rather the image I had in my mind, as well :)
This thread has prompted me to check what my surgery is planning and
they're taking over the village hall each Saturday, next month, to use
that.
This is something I don't get. Flu jabs are mainly for those of us over
a certain age. Most of us of flu jab age are retired and can attend the
surgery pretty much any day of the week. In normal times some of us are
in fact busier on a Saturday than through the week because everyone else
always plans all events and social occasions on Saturdays. So why do
they arrange flu jab sessions on Saturdays?
One reason, this year at least, is that they've lowered the age limit to
55, so there will be a lot more people who are still working who need to
be catered for. Apart from that, I assume it's because it's an
additional clinic, on top of the surgery staff's normal workload, so
they have teams working overtime on a Saturday to do it, rather than
trying to fit it in at the same time (and place) as their other clinics.
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Best wishes, Serena
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Chris McMillan
2020-09-06 17:55:41 UTC
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Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs.  You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
Drive-by flu jabs conjures up images of a big black car with tinted
windows driving slowly up, winding down the side window and using a
machine gun to spray the waiting vaccinees with flu jabs in those
tranquiliser darts used by zoos to calm lions.
Yes, that's rather the image I had in my mind, as well :)
This thread has prompted me to check what my surgery is planning and
they're taking over the village hall each Saturday, next month, to use
that.
This is something I don't get. Flu jabs are mainly for those of us over
a certain age. Most of us of flu jab age are retired and can attend the
surgery pretty much any day of the week. In normal times some of us are
in fact busier on a Saturday than through the week because everyone else
always plans all events and social occasions on Saturdays. So why do
they arrange flu jab sessions on Saturdays?
Anne B
Because it’s also there for all the ‘key workers’ as well as those with
certain underlying conditions on which the pandemic ‘shielding’ was sort of
based on had the powers that be done their reading and writing properly.

Sincerely Chris
Anne B
2020-09-06 20:10:59 UTC
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Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs.  You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
Drive-by flu jabs conjures up images of a big black car with tinted
windows driving slowly up, winding down the side window and using a
machine gun to spray the waiting vaccinees with flu jabs in those
tranquiliser darts used by zoos to calm lions.
Yes, that's rather the image I had in my mind, as well :)
This thread has prompted me to check what my surgery is planning and
they're taking over the village hall each Saturday, next month, to use
that.
This is something I don't get. Flu jabs are mainly for those of us over
a certain age. Most of us of flu jab age are retired and can attend the
surgery pretty much any day of the week. In normal times some of us are
in fact busier on a Saturday than through the week because everyone else
always plans all events and social occasions on Saturdays. So why do
they arrange flu jab sessions on Saturdays?
Anne B
Because it’s also there for all the ‘key workers’ as well as those with
certain underlying conditions on which the pandemic ‘shielding’ was sort of
based on had the powers that be done their reading and writing properly.
Sincerely Chris
No, you have misunderstood me. This has been going on for years - it has
nothing to do with Covid-19 or with lowering the eligible age. Every
year my surgery invites me to a Saturday jab session, and every year I
patiently explain that I am otherwise occupied on Saturdays but free to
attend at any time during the week, and I eventually get my jab on a
weekday.

Anne B
Serena Blanchflower
2020-09-07 12:05:19 UTC
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Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is
impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs.  You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
Drive-by flu jabs conjures up images of a big black car with tinted
windows driving slowly up, winding down the side window and using a
machine gun to spray the waiting vaccinees with flu jabs in those
tranquiliser darts used by zoos to calm lions.
Yes, that's rather the image I had in my mind, as well :)
This thread has prompted me to check what my surgery is planning and
they're taking over the village hall each Saturday, next month, to use
that.
This is something I don't get. Flu jabs are mainly for those of us over
a certain age. Most of us of flu jab age are retired and can attend the
surgery pretty much any day of the week. In normal times some of us are
in fact busier on a Saturday than through the week because everyone else
always plans all events and social occasions on Saturdays. So why do
they arrange flu jab sessions on Saturdays?
Anne B
Because it’s also there for all the ‘key workers’ as well as those with
certain underlying conditions on which the pandemic ‘shielding’ was sort of
based on had the powers that be done their reading and writing properly.
Sincerely Chris
No, you have misunderstood me. This has been going on for years - it has
nothing to do with Covid-19 or with lowering the eligible age. Every
year my surgery invites me to a Saturday jab session, and every year I
patiently explain that I am otherwise occupied on Saturdays but free to
attend at any time during the week, and I eventually get my jab on a
weekday.
Yebbut, as I said earlier, they will be organising the flu-jab clinics
on top of all the clinics etc. that they have running throughout the
week, and generally using both the same places[1] and people that are
used for the regular work. This means that most of the extra, flu-jab
clinics have to be run at other times and Saturday morning seems a
reasonable time for them to get all their staff in, on overtime, to do
so. So long as they do have some appointments available for people like
you, who can't manage Saturdays, that seems perfectly sensible.

[1] I think it's only this year that the combination of increased
numbers and social distancing requirements that they've had to take over
car parks and village halls for this.
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Best wishes, Serena
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let
each new year find you a better man. (Benjamin Franklin)
Jenny M Benson
2020-09-07 12:53:10 UTC
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[1] I think it's only this year that the combination of increased
numbers and social distancing requirements that they've had to take over
car parks and village halls for this.
My sister's surgery has always organized 'flu-jabbing sessions in the
village hall. The surgery is in a small town about 5 miles away. I
don't know how many - if any other - villages they service in this way.
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Jenny M Benson
Wrexham, UK
Penny
2020-09-15 14:16:06 UTC
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Post by Serena Blanchflower
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs. You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
I was on the phone for about 20 minutes waiting to book my flu jab. The
erratically loud music was interspersed with muffled messages, one of which
told you how many were 'waiting to connect'. As the number came first in
this hard-to-hear message I kept missing it. They have changed the message,
it used to say 'you are number N in the queue' which was much easier to
understand. I think if I'd heard the number the first time it played, I'd
have hung up, it was probably 9 or 10. I did have the phone on speaker but
could not hear the message at all unless I put it to my ear, only to be
deafened when the 'music' started up again. After about 15 minutes my
wireless handset was running out of charge so the last 5 minutes or so were
spent at the foot of the stairs with the corded phone to my ear.

Anyway, I now have an appointment, in the surgery (which has no car park
and few spaces nearby) at one minute past eleven on a Saturday over three
weeks away. I'm told I will be queueing outside - I hope the weather is
clement, I can find somewhere not too far away to park and the queue is not
too long - maybe I'll take a chair...
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Sam Plusnet
2020-09-15 20:32:41 UTC
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Anyway, I now have an appointment, in the surgery (which has no car park
and few spaces nearby) at one minute past eleven on a Saturday over three
weeks away. I'm told I will be queueing outside - I hope the weather is
clement, I can find somewhere not too far away to park and the queue is not
too long - maybe I'll take a chair...
As we move into autumn and winter, all this queuing outside in all
weathers is not going to do the population, and the NHS, any favours.
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Penny
2020-10-10 10:25:08 UTC
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scrawled in the dust...
Post by Penny
On Sat, 5 Sep 2020 18:11:34 +0100, Serena Blanchflower
Post by Serena Blanchflower
A friend tells me that her local surgery is planning to do drive-by flu
jabs. You will stay in your car and they will have their team set up in
the car park, and jab you through the car window.
I was on the phone for about 20 minutes waiting to book my flu jab. The
erratically loud music was interspersed with muffled messages, one of which
told you how many were 'waiting to connect'. As the number came first in
this hard-to-hear message I kept missing it. They have changed the message,
it used to say 'you are number N in the queue' which was much easier to
understand. I think if I'd heard the number the first time it played, I'd
have hung up, it was probably 9 or 10. I did have the phone on speaker but
could not hear the message at all unless I put it to my ear, only to be
deafened when the 'music' started up again. After about 15 minutes my
wireless handset was running out of charge so the last 5 minutes or so were
spent at the foot of the stairs with the corded phone to my ear.
Anyway, I now have an appointment, in the surgery (which has no car park
and few spaces nearby) at one minute past eleven on a Saturday over three
weeks away. I'm told I will be queueing outside - I hope the weather is
clement, I can find somewhere not too far away to park and the queue is not
too long - maybe I'll take a chair...
I was very impressed by the organisation at my GP surgery.
Parking was not a huge problem, probably because they had given everyone an
appointment - mine was 11:01. There was one chap outside guiding folk to
the back of the queue, there were two big sunbrellas set up but fortunately
it wasn't raining when I was there. One woman in the porch checking people
were 'well'. Another behind the counter, taking names, another at the
corner of the corridor looking out for the next free practitioner and
moving folk along. I think there must have been at least 6 nurses giving
the jab, each in the doorway of a separate room, in which sat another
person doing the 'paperwork' on the computer. One more at the exit door,
dispensing hand sanitiser - not sure why as there was no need to touch
anything while inside.
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Jenny M Benson
2020-10-10 16:20:14 UTC
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I was very impressed by the organisation at my GP surgery.
Parking was not a huge problem, probably because they had given everyone an
appointment - mine was 11:01. There was one chap outside guiding folk to
the back of the queue, there were two big sunbrellas set up but fortunately
it wasn't raining when I was there. One woman in the porch checking people
were 'well'. Another behind the counter, taking names, another at the
corner of the corridor looking out for the next free practitioner and
moving folk along. I think there must have been at least 6 nurses giving
the jab, each in the doorway of a separate room, in which sat another
person doing the 'paperwork' on the computer. One more at the exit door,
dispensing hand sanitiser - not sure why as there was no need to touch
anything while inside.
Sounds similar to the arrangement at the surgery here. I hadn't had to
ring for an appointment: they had telephoned me and offered me an appt
for about 2 weeks later. A chap at the door checked temperatures and
passed names on to a receptionist who ticked them off. Hands sanitised
and one passed into the waiting room where another receptionist directed
one to suitably spaced seating. Another person called "Next" and gave
directions to the room. The door was propped open which must have saved
quite a bit of time, but I was asked if I objected to it being open,
which I didn't. Finally I was directed to leave by a different doorway,
where yet another member of staff directed me to mind the step.
Door-to-door (my front, in both cases!) in less than 10 minutes.
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Wrexham, UK
Penny
2020-10-10 22:45:50 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Post by Penny
I was very impressed by the organisation at my GP surgery.
Parking was not a huge problem, probably because they had given everyone an
appointment - mine was 11:01. There was one chap outside guiding folk to
the back of the queue, there were two big sunbrellas set up but fortunately
it wasn't raining when I was there. One woman in the porch checking people
were 'well'. Another behind the counter, taking names, another at the
corner of the corridor looking out for the next free practitioner and
moving folk along. I think there must have been at least 6 nurses giving
the jab, each in the doorway of a separate room, in which sat another
person doing the 'paperwork' on the computer. One more at the exit door,
dispensing hand sanitiser - not sure why as there was no need to touch
anything while inside.
Sounds similar to the arrangement at the surgery here. I hadn't had to
ring for an appointment: they had telephoned me and offered me an appt
for about 2 weeks later. A chap at the door checked temperatures and
passed names on to a receptionist who ticked them off. Hands sanitised
and one passed into the waiting room where another receptionist directed
one to suitably spaced seating. Another person called "Next" and gave
directions to the room. The door was propped open which must have saved
quite a bit of time, but I was asked if I objected to it being open,
which I didn't. Finally I was directed to leave by a different doorway,
where yet another member of staff directed me to mind the step.
Door-to-door (my front, in both cases!) in less than 10 minutes.
Main difference with mine - no use of a waiting 'room', just a well spaced
short queue out into the tiny car park with a maximum of 3 people between
the porch door and the person waving folk on when someone was ready for
them.
--
Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Sam Plusnet
2020-09-05 20:21:38 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Wofe and I were invited down to the surgery for Pneumonia vaccinations a
couple of weeks ago.
Although both appointment were made via the same phone call, we were
given appointments 20 minutes apart.
Masks must be worn. Halt at antechamber and wait to be noticed - whilst
de-icing one's hands. Then sit in waiting room (3 out of 4 seats marked
out of use - but I was the only person there).
Called to room, stabbed in the arm & out of the door within 2 minutes.
Wofe followed 20 minutes later as directed, but staff were puzzled why
we didn't arrive together???

I assume Flu jabs will follow the same pattern.
--
Sam Plusnet
Nick Odell
2020-09-07 16:32:26 UTC
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Post by Chris J Dixon
Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Wofe and I were invited down to the surgery for Pneumonia vaccinations a
couple of weeks ago.
Although both appointment were made via the same phone call, we were
given appointments 20 minutes apart.
Masks must be worn. Halt at antechamber and wait to be noticed - whilst
de-icing one's hands. Then sit in waiting room (3 out of 4 seats marked
out of use - but I was the only person there).
Called to room, stabbed in the arm & out of the door within 2 minutes.
Wofe followed 20 minutes later as directed, but staff were puzzled why
we didn't arrive together???
I assume Flu jabs will follow the same pattern.
Can one overdose on flu jabs?

I ask because I arrived out here just in time for flu jab season and
was given one and a pneumonia one as well.

If I get back to Dear Old Blighty this year I will be in time for flu
jab season number two.

Nick
Sam Plusnet
2020-09-07 20:38:48 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Wofe and I were invited down to the surgery for Pneumonia vaccinations a
couple of weeks ago.
Although both appointment were made via the same phone call, we were
given appointments 20 minutes apart.
Masks must be worn. Halt at antechamber and wait to be noticed - whilst
de-icing one's hands. Then sit in waiting room (3 out of 4 seats marked
out of use - but I was the only person there).
Called to room, stabbed in the arm & out of the door within 2 minutes.
Wofe followed 20 minutes later as directed, but staff were puzzled why
we didn't arrive together???
I assume Flu jabs will follow the same pattern.
Can one overdose on flu jabs?
I ask because I arrived out here just in time for flu jab season and
was given one and a pneumonia one as well.
If I get back to Dear Old Blighty this year I will be in time for flu
jab season number two.
Probably not.
Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Our surgery seems to expect people to react to them, and (try to) insist
that one return to the waiting room and sit for a few minutes (pre-Covid
of course) before wandering off into the world.
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Sam Plusnet
Mike
2020-09-08 07:27:16 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Wofe and I were invited down to the surgery for Pneumonia vaccinations a
couple of weeks ago.
Although both appointment were made via the same phone call, we were
given appointments 20 minutes apart.
Masks must be worn. Halt at antechamber and wait to be noticed - whilst
de-icing one's hands. Then sit in waiting room (3 out of 4 seats marked
out of use - but I was the only person there).
Called to room, stabbed in the arm & out of the door within 2 minutes.
Wofe followed 20 minutes later as directed, but staff were puzzled why
we didn't arrive together???
I assume Flu jabs will follow the same pattern.
Can one overdose on flu jabs?
I ask because I arrived out here just in time for flu jab season and
was given one and a pneumonia one as well.
If I get back to Dear Old Blighty this year I will be in time for flu
jab season number two.
Probably not.
Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Our surgery seems to expect people to react to them, and (try to) insist
that one return to the waiting room and sit for a few minutes (pre-Covid
of course) before wandering off into the world.
That may depend on whether you drove or flu there I suppose. ;-)
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BrritSki
2020-09-08 07:32:09 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Wofe and I were invited down to the surgery for Pneumonia vaccinations a
couple of weeks ago.
Although both appointment were made via the same phone call, we were
given appointments 20 minutes apart.
Masks must be worn.  Halt at antechamber and wait to be noticed - whilst
de-icing one's hands.  Then sit in waiting room (3 out of 4 seats marked
out of use - but I was the only person there).
Called to room, stabbed in the arm & out of the door within 2 minutes.
Wofe followed 20 minutes later as directed, but staff were puzzled why
we didn't arrive together???
I assume Flu jabs will follow the same pattern.
Can one overdose on flu jabs?
I ask because I arrived out here just in time for flu jab season and
was given one and a pneumonia one as well.
If I get back to Dear Old Blighty this year I will be in time for flu
jab season number two.
Probably not.
Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Yes, everyone who does flue jabs should be fired for stoking up trouble.
Mike
2020-09-08 07:51:09 UTC
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Post by Chris J Dixon
Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Wofe and I were invited down to the surgery for Pneumonia vaccinations a
couple of weeks ago.
Although both appointment were made via the same phone call, we were
given appointments 20 minutes apart.
Masks must be worn.  Halt at antechamber and wait to be noticed - whilst
de-icing one's hands.  Then sit in waiting room (3 out of 4 seats marked
out of use - but I was the only person there).
Called to room, stabbed in the arm & out of the door within 2 minutes.
Wofe followed 20 minutes later as directed, but staff were puzzled why
we didn't arrive together???
I assume Flu jabs will follow the same pattern.
Can one overdose on flu jabs?
I ask because I arrived out here just in time for flu jab season and
was given one and a pneumonia one as well.
If I get back to Dear Old Blighty this year I will be in time for flu
jab season number two.
Probably not.
Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Yes, everyone who does flue jabs should be fired for stoking up trouble.
But only if they coal labriate can they fuel everyone into this grate
scheme.
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2020-09-08 08:07:08 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Wofe and I were invited down to the surgery for Pneumonia vaccinations a
couple of weeks ago.
Although both appointment were made via the same phone call, we were
given appointments 20 minutes apart.
Masks must be worn.  Halt at antechamber and wait to be noticed - whilst
de-icing one's hands.  Then sit in waiting room (3 out of 4 seats marked
out of use - but I was the only person there).
Called to room, stabbed in the arm & out of the door within 2 minutes.
Wofe followed 20 minutes later as directed, but staff were puzzled why
we didn't arrive together???
I assume Flu jabs will follow the same pattern.
Can one overdose on flu jabs?
I ask because I arrived out here just in time for flu jab season and
was given one and a pneumonia one as well.
If I get back to Dear Old Blighty this year I will be in time for flu
jab season number two.
Probably not.
Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Yes, everyone who does flue jabs should be fired for stoking up trouble.
But only if they coal labriate can they fuel everyone into this grate
scheme.
I meant ‘coal laborate’ - obviously ;-)
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Sam Plusnet
2020-09-08 20:29:16 UTC
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Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Yes, everyone who does flue jabs should be fired for stoking up trouble.
My advice would be to refuse a Flu jab from a stoker.
The two occupations require very different skills.
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Nick Odell
2020-09-08 20:47:50 UTC
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Post by Sam Plusnet
Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Yes, everyone who does flue jabs should be fired for stoking up trouble.
My advice would be to refuse a Flu jab from a stoker.
The two occupations require very different skills.
I was given my flu jab by an architect.

Nick
Sam Plusnet
2020-09-09 19:46:40 UTC
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Post by Sam Plusnet
Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Yes, everyone who does flue jabs should be fired for stoking up trouble.
My advice would be to refuse a Flu jab from a stoker.
The two occupations require very different skills.
I was given my flu jab by an architect.
Did (s)he have designs on you?
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Mike
2020-09-10 07:36:54 UTC
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Post by Sam Plusnet
Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Yes, everyone who does flue jabs should be fired for stoking up trouble.
My advice would be to refuse a Flu jab from a stoker.
The two occupations require very different skills.
I was given my flu jab by an architect.
Did (s)he have designs on you?
All done to build up immunity I believe.
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BrritSki
2020-09-09 08:13:14 UTC
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Post by Sam Plusnet
Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Yes, everyone who does flue jabs should be fired for stoking up trouble.
My advice would be to refuse a Flu jab from a stoker.
The two occupations require very different skills.
Quite. My suggestion has been shot down in flames and gone up in smoke...
Nick Odell
2020-09-08 19:08:02 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Wofe and I were invited down to the surgery for Pneumonia vaccinations a
couple of weeks ago.
Although both appointment were made via the same phone call, we were
given appointments 20 minutes apart.
Masks must be worn. Halt at antechamber and wait to be noticed - whilst
de-icing one's hands. Then sit in waiting room (3 out of 4 seats marked
out of use - but I was the only person there).
Called to room, stabbed in the arm & out of the door within 2 minutes.
Wofe followed 20 minutes later as directed, but staff were puzzled why
we didn't arrive together???
I assume Flu jabs will follow the same pattern.
Can one overdose on flu jabs?
I ask because I arrived out here just in time for flu jab season and
was given one and a pneumonia one as well.
If I get back to Dear Old Blighty this year I will be in time for flu
jab season number two.
Probably not.
Do flue jabs upset you at all?
Our surgery seems to expect people to react to them, and (try to) insist
that one return to the waiting room and sit for a few minutes (pre-Covid
of course) before wandering off into the world.
I don't know. I have never had one before. I had both on the same
evening: a flu jab in one arm and the pneumonia jab in the other. I
felt a bit iffy the following day but I occasionally feel a bit iffy
for a day without having any jabs at all so I don't really have enough
data to say.

Nick
John Ashby
2020-09-07 20:59:36 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Wofe and I were invited down to the surgery for Pneumonia vaccinations a
couple of weeks ago.
Although both appointment were made via the same phone call, we were
given appointments 20 minutes apart.
Masks must be worn. Halt at antechamber and wait to be noticed - whilst
de-icing one's hands. Then sit in waiting room (3 out of 4 seats marked
out of use - but I was the only person there).
Called to room, stabbed in the arm & out of the door within 2 minutes.
Wofe followed 20 minutes later as directed, but staff were puzzled why
we didn't arrive together???
I assume Flu jabs will follow the same pattern.
Can one overdose on flu jabs?
I ask because I arrived out here just in time for flu jab season and
was given one and a pneumonia one as well.
If I get back to Dear Old Blighty this year I will be in time for flu
jab season number two.
Nick
You might want to check which flu strains you were vaccinated against -
they may not be the same as are expected to circulate in the UK.

john
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2020-09-08 19:11:22 UTC
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Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Wofe and I were invited down to the surgery for Pneumonia vaccinations a
couple of weeks ago.
Although both appointment were made via the same phone call, we were
given appointments 20 minutes apart.
Masks must be worn. Halt at antechamber and wait to be noticed - whilst
de-icing one's hands. Then sit in waiting room (3 out of 4 seats marked
out of use - but I was the only person there).
Called to room, stabbed in the arm & out of the door within 2 minutes.
Wofe followed 20 minutes later as directed, but staff were puzzled why
we didn't arrive together???
I assume Flu jabs will follow the same pattern.
Can one overdose on flu jabs?
I ask because I arrived out here just in time for flu jab season and
was given one and a pneumonia one as well.
If I get back to Dear Old Blighty this year I will be in time for flu
jab season number two.
Nick
You might want to check which flu strains you were vaccinated against -
they may not be the same as are expected to circulate in the UK.
Thanks. I plan on bringing back the technical data from the
vaccination packs for my own doctor to see.

Nick
John Ashby
2020-09-05 21:10:35 UTC
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Post by krw
Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
I guess we are nearing the time for seasonal flu jabs. In the
past the local Medical Centre has set up a production line with
jabs being given in every room, and a fast-moving queue snaking
out of the building. I'm not sure how they will cope with the
current restrictions.
Chris
Ten years ago I was part of a phase 1 trial of a universal flu vacine
developed by (and using similar technology to ) the team behind the
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccine has only recently
started up phase 3 trials but my anecdotal evidence is that I have not
had flu (or a standard annual flu jab) since.

john
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-06 08:53:19 UTC
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Chris
Ten years ago I was part of a phase 1 trial of a universal flu vacine
developed by (and using similar technology to ) the team behind the
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccine has only recently
started up phase 3 trials but my anecdotal evidence is that I have not
had flu (or a standard annual flu jab) since.
john
Was the trail of a vaccination that lasts so that you don't need the
annual jab? Apparently the pneumonia one I had lasts.
Mike
2020-09-06 09:06:33 UTC
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Chris
Ten years ago I was part of a phase 1 trial of a universal flu vacine
developed by (and using similar technology to ) the team behind the
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccine has only recently
started up phase 3 trials but my anecdotal evidence is that I have not
had flu (or a standard annual flu jab) since.
john
Was the trail of a vaccination that lasts so that you don't need the
annual jab? Apparently the pneumonia one I had lasts.
10 years is a long trail!
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John Ashby
2020-09-06 13:37:28 UTC
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Chris
Ten years ago I was part of a phase 1 trial of a universal flu vacine
developed by (and using similar technology to ) the team behind the
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccine has only recently
started up phase 3 trials but my anecdotal evidence is that I have not
had flu (or a standard annual flu jab) since.
john
Was the trail of a vaccination that lasts so that you don't need the
annual jab? Apparently the pneumonia one I had lasts.
Yes, it targets the bit of the flu virus that doesn't change, whereas
the annual jabs have to guess which mutated strains of the virus will be
around this year.

john
John Ashby
2020-09-06 13:40:22 UTC
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Chris
Ten years ago I was part of a phase 1 trial of a universal flu vacine
developed by (and using similar technology to ) the team behind the
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccine has only recently
started up phase 3 trials but my anecdotal evidence is that I have not
had flu (or a standard annual flu jab) since.
john
Was the trail of a vaccination that lasts so that you don't  need the
annual jab? Apparently the pneumonia one I had lasts.
Yes, it targets the bit of the flu virus that doesn't change, whereas
the annual jabs have to guess which mutated strains of the virus will be
around this year.
john
I should have mentioned that the downside was that because it was
delivered by an adenovirus I wasn't eligible for the current covid trial.

john
Peter
2020-09-06 13:51:00 UTC
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Chris
Ten years ago I was part of a phase 1 trial of a universal flu vacine
developed by (and using similar technology to ) the team behind the
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccine has only recently
started up phase 3 trials but my anecdotal evidence is that I have not
had flu (or a standard annual flu jab) since.
john
Was the trail of a vaccination that lasts so that you don't need the
annual jab? Apparently the pneumonia one I had lasts.
What causes pneumonia? Am I right in my belief that some of the causes
cannot be vaccinated against?
John Ashby
2020-09-06 17:21:03 UTC
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Chris
Ten years ago I was part of a phase 1 trial of a universal flu vacine
developed by (and using similar technology to ) the team behind the
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccine has only recently
started up phase 3 trials but my anecdotal evidence is that I have not
had flu (or a standard annual flu jab) since.
john
Was the trail of a vaccination that lasts so that you don't  need the
annual jab? Apparently the pneumonia one I had lasts.
What causes pneumonia?  Am I right in my belief that some of the causes
cannot be vaccinated against?
The vaccine is usually against the pneumococcus bacterial infection -
I'm not aware of vaccines against viral pneumonias.

john
Peter
2020-09-06 17:24:16 UTC
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Chris
Ten years ago I was part of a phase 1 trial of a universal flu vacine
developed by (and using similar technology to ) the team behind the
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccine has only recently
started up phase 3 trials but my anecdotal evidence is that I have not
had flu (or a standard annual flu jab) since.
john
Was the trail of a vaccination that lasts so that you don't  need the
annual jab? Apparently the pneumonia one I had lasts.
What causes pneumonia?  Am I right in my belief that some of the
causes cannot be vaccinated against?
The vaccine is usually against the pneumococcus bacterial infection -
I'm not aware of vaccines against viral pneumonias.
john
Thank you.
BrritSki
2020-09-05 08:15:56 UTC
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Post by Clive Arthur
He could run a weight-loss clinic too.
Oh thanks.
Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
Anyway based on the test results so far she has consulted Boris Johnson
and I am "overweight" and the solution is to lose weight which is best
done by apparently being more active and less consumptive (do I mean
that?) maybe consuming less.  Had I heard of the Atkins diet -
apparently you find a lad called Atkins and eat him at one sitting and
carry with the rest of the family at subsequent meals.
Oh and could I cut out bread and pasta because those pesky carbohydrates
are not good for me and tut tut.  I clearly remember being told when
diagnosed with diabetes that the dietician said I had to eat some of
those pesky carbohydrates at each meal to ensure I was eating a balanced
diet.
I advise the doctor that I will consult my wife on my diet.
The wife indicates that I will eat what I am given for the next week
because it was delivered yesterday.  And the rabbit food will be
arriving next week.
The doctor did say that there was no other treatment but it was also in
the background that losing weight might not achieve anything except
having clothes that don't fit.
If I get mad on here over the next few months it will be the hunger pains.
I am vey (TWATBILI - Oy!) surprised that your GP has recommended the
Atkins diet and reducing carbs in particular. Both (have been) very
popular, but not really the answer IME and neither is exercise imo (for
losing weight, but still good to do it). Is your diabetes type 2 ? In
which case I'm surprised the weight reduction hasn;t been suggested before.
The only way that has ever worked for me [1] is to actually count
calories, literally weighing everything and recording it with the
calorific content, and putting it all in a spreadsheet. I can send it to
you if you wish - it's very detailed with columns for each day and
totals and notes of which foods I eat regularly. There are apps that do
similar things but there were too many gaps in what foods it recognised.
We mainly cook from scratch and it didn't know what I put in my chicken
stew for example. As an aside, it is horrifying what the NHS puts in its
calorie checker lists - reams of processed foods, hard to find raw food
sometimes.
e.g.
<https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/calorie-checker/?tabname=weight-loss-support>
and type in tabbouleh. Yes, you can find what you want by putting in
couscous, but really #firstworldproblems

I first did this about 3 years ago, restricting myself to 1900 kcals/day
to start with and soon reducing to 1700. I kept it up for about 6 months
and lost over 10Kgs. This gradually crept up back to where it was over
the next couple of years with the move back to the UK, away from the
Mediterranean diet somewhat and towards stodgy British favourites.
Lockdown has put the cherry on the cake and I went another 2-3 kilos
over my previous high and was feeling awful, so I started the diet again
5 weeks ago and have already lost 5Kgs. Still in the 1900/day phase as
it's particularly hard to diet when on holiday and with lots of
birthdays in the summer (mine and others !), but I'll move down to 1700
again soon as it's not hard.
1Kg/week is not going to be maintained I'm sure, but the aim is to lose
15Kg by Christmas. I don't eat "rabbit food", but anything I want, just
less of it and measure it all - yesterday I had a fry up for breakfast
and a small fish and a few chips for lunch from the chippie, but then
just fruit in the evening.
I still drink, but it's only 1 a day, either a beer or a very small
glass of wine.
I also occasionally do a fast, either from Lunch 1 day to Dinner the
next with only black tea and coffee in the intervening 28 hours, or even
from Lunch or Dinner 1 day to Breakfast on the day after next for a 36
or 40 hour fast.

[1] The first time I did Weight Watchers that worked too, but not the
subsequent times. I think that was largely down to the girls who ran the
classes. The first one was brilliant, the others not so much.
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-05 08:38:11 UTC
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Post by krw
Post by Clive Arthur
He could run a weight-loss clinic too.
Oh thanks.
Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
Anyway based on the test results so far she has consulted Boris Johnson
and I am "overweight" and the solution is to lose weight which is best
done by apparently being more active and less consumptive (do I mean
that?) maybe consuming less.  Had I heard of the Atkins diet -
apparently you find a lad called Atkins and eat him at one sitting and
carry with the rest of the family at subsequent meals.
Oh and could I cut out bread and pasta because those pesky carbohydrates
are not good for me and tut tut.  I clearly remember being told when
diagnosed with diabetes that the dietician said I had to eat some of
those pesky carbohydrates at each meal to ensure I was eating a balanced
diet.
I advise the doctor that I will consult my wife on my diet.
The wife indicates that I will eat what I am given for the next week
because it was delivered yesterday.  And the rabbit food will be
arriving next week.
The doctor did say that there was no other treatment but it was also in
the background that losing weight might not achieve anything except
having clothes that don't fit.
If I get mad on here over the next few months it will be the hunger pains.
[1] The first time I did Weight Watchers that worked too, but not the
subsequent times. I think that was largely down to the girls who ran the
classes. The first one was brilliant, the others not so much.
Slimming World works too. I lost 8 stones in total from 2003 to 2009,
the first 3 with SW. Then decided to go it alone and save money, but
began to gain weight so tried WW. When you get to goal you can then
weigh in and attend meetings free.
Jenny M Benson
2020-09-05 10:25:35 UTC
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The only way that has ever worked for me [1] is to actually count
calories, literally weighing everything and recording it with the
calorific content, and putting it all in a spreadsheet. I can send it to
you if you wish - it's very detailed with columns for each day and
totals and notes of which foods I eat regularly. There are apps that do
similar things but there were too many gaps in what foods it recognised.
We mainly cook from scratch and it didn't know what I put in my chicken
stew for example. As an aside, it is horrifying what the NHS puts in its
calorie checker lists - reams of processed foods, hard to find raw food
sometimes.
I have found the 5:2 diet very successful for me in that I lost a lot of
weight and found it very easy to follow, both from the point of view of
knowing what to do and sticking to it.

With just about every other diet one is almost constantly thinking about
food - when can I eat again? What can I eat? How much can I eat. I'm
HUNGRY!

As long as I don't eat anything earlier in the day, on my fast days I do
not feel too tempted to eat before my usual dinner-time of 6 pm-ish, but
if I do I know it's only for that one day and I can eat normally again
to-morrow.

It was very pleasing not just to be congratulated by the nurse at
diabetic clinic but to be told (for the first time) to beware of hypos!
--
Jenny M Benson
Wrexham, UK
Penny
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With just about every other diet one is almost constantly thinking about
food - when can I eat again? What can I eat? How much can I eat. I'm
HUNGRY!
I followed a food-combining diet* for a while (and keep intending to go
back to it). It was brilliant on the hungry (and hypo) front as it involved
eating 6 times a day. It also seemed to give me more 'get up and go' - yes,
I really should give it another try.

*carbs or protein or fruit - never together. Although I seem to recall
humus and tomato in pitta bread featured a lot in my lunches so its
definition of protein and fruit was a bit odd.
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Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
krw
2020-09-05 12:28:52 UTC
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I am vey (TWATBILI - Oy!) surprised that your GP has recommended the
Atkins diet and reducing carbs in particular. Both (have been) very
popular, but not really the answer IME and neither is exercise imo (for
losing weight, but still good to do it). Is your diabetes type 2 ?  In
which case I'm surprised the weight reduction hasn;t been suggested before.
It has and when I was first diagnosed I lost 2 - 2.5 stones and have
maintained that weight since. I have a new "problem" to which losing
weight is suggested. At one point when I was regularly walking the
boarders it did drop a little more but the lack of recent boarders has
reduced the exercise side of the equation.
Post by BrritSki
The only way that has ever worked for me [1] is to actually count
calories, literally weighing everything and recording it with the
calorific content, and putting it all in a spreadsheet. I can send it to
you if you wish - it's very detailed with columns for each day and
totals and notes of which foods I eat regularly. There are apps that do
similar things but there were too many gaps in what foods it recognised.
We mainly cook from scratch and it didn't know what I put in my chicken
stew for example. As an aside, it is horrifying what the NHS puts in its
calorie checker lists - reams of processed foods, hard to find raw food
sometimes.
I leave all such matters to the good lady wife as she knows what she is
doing and has this time agreed to diet alongside me. Smaller portions
are (for me) the way to go I suspect.
Post by BrritSki
e.g.
<https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/calorie-checker/?tabname=weight-loss-support>
and type in tabbouleh. Yes, you can find what you want by putting in
couscous, but really #firstworldproblems
I first did this about 3 years ago, restricting myself to 1900 kcals/day
to start with and soon reducing to 1700. I kept it up for about 6 months
and lost over 10Kgs. This gradually crept up back to where it was over
the next couple of years with the move back to the UK, away from the
Mediterranean diet somewhat and towards stodgy British favourites.
Lockdown has put the cherry on the cake and I went another 2-3 kilos
over my previous high and was feeling awful, so I started the diet again
5 weeks ago and have already lost 5Kgs. Still in the 1900/day phase as
it's particularly hard to diet when on holiday and with lots of
birthdays in the summer (mine and others !), but I'll move down to 1700
again soon as it's not hard.
I estimate that it would not be bad for me to lose 10kg as it would move
me from just over the top limit of normal for my height to the lower end
of the scale. But I cannot see the loss being as high as 1kg per week.
Post by BrritSki
1Kg/week is not going to be maintained I'm sure, but the aim is to lose
15Kg by Christmas. I don't eat "rabbit food", but anything I want, just
less of it and measure it all - yesterday I had a fry up for breakfast
and a small fish and a few chips for lunch from the chippie, but then
just fruit in the evening.
I still drink, but it's only 1 a day, either a beer or a very small
glass of wine.
Because of the type 2 diabetes I only drink on non-school days and then
only a half bottle of wine, lots of lunchtime fruit.
Post by BrritSki
I also occasionally do a fast, either from Lunch 1 day to Dinner the
next with only black tea and coffee in the intervening 28 hours, or even
from Lunch or Dinner 1 day to Breakfast on the day after next for a 36
or 40 hour fast.
The advice I have had is that it is better for the sugar management to
have small meals regularly and my wife says if I don't eat I get angry,
she just does not realise how her not eating makes her angry and she
things which rile me.
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Jenny M Benson
2020-09-05 15:13:19 UTC
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I leave all such matters to the good lady wife as she knows what she is
doing and has this time agreed to diet alongside me.  Smaller portions
are (for me) the way to go I suspect.
I once knew someone who lost quite a lot of weight by the simple
expedient of putting her meals onto smaller plates. It's surprising how
much we can deceive ourselves sometimes!
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Jenny M Benson
Wrexham, UK
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Post by krw
I leave all such matters to the good lady wife as she knows what she is
doing and has this time agreed to diet alongside me.  Smaller portions
are (for me) the way to go I suspect.
I once knew someone who lost quite a lot of weight by the simple
expedient of putting her meals onto smaller plates. It's surprising how
much we can deceive ourselves sometimes!
Eating more slowly is a good trick too. Enjoy every mouthful and you are
more likely to notice you've had sufficient before the plate is empty.

I think it was Alan Sugar who said his weight loss was all down to using a
small fork.
--
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Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Joe Kerr
2020-09-05 20:16:09 UTC
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Post by krw
I leave all such matters to the good lady wife as she knows what she
is doing and has this time agreed to diet alongside me.  Smaller
portions are (for me) the way to go I suspect.
I once knew someone who lost quite a lot of weight by the simple
expedient of putting her meals onto smaller plates.  It's surprising how
much we can deceive ourselves sometimes!
I hear that dysentery can be very effective, too.
--
Ric
Peter
2020-09-05 08:23:41 UTC
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Oh and could I cut out bread and pasta because those pesky carbohydrates
are not good for me and tut tut.  I clearly remember being told when
diagnosed with diabetes that the dietician said I had to eat some of
those pesky carbohydrates at each meal to ensure I was eating a balanced
diet.
Thinking is changing. A low carbohydrate diet can reverse type 2 diabetes.
krw
2020-09-05 12:30:15 UTC
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Oh and could I cut out bread and pasta because those pesky
carbohydrates are not good for me and tut tut.  I clearly remember
being told when diagnosed with diabetes that the dietician said I had
to eat some of those pesky carbohydrates at each meal to ensure I was
eating a balanced diet.
Thinking is changing.  A low carbohydrate diet can reverse type 2 diabetes.
In the early stages I can accept that. As I am now on insulin the diet
cannot reverse the failure of the pancreas.
--
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www.travelswmw.whitnet.uk
https://tinyurl.com/KRWpics
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-05 08:31:03 UTC
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Post by Clive Arthur
He could run a weight-loss clinic too.
Oh thanks.
Had the doctor on the phone today. Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
Anyway based on the test results so far she has consulted Boris Johnson
and I am "overweight" and the solution is to lose weight which is best
done by apparently being more active and less consumptive (do I mean
that?) maybe consuming less. Had I heard of the Atkins diet -
apparently you find a lad called Atkins and eat him at one sitting and
carry with the rest of the family at subsequent meals.
Oh and could I cut out bread and pasta because those pesky carbohydrates
are not good for me and tut tut. I clearly remember being told when
diagnosed with diabetes that the dietician said I had to eat some of
those pesky carbohydrates at each meal to ensure I was eating a balanced
diet.
I advise the doctor that I will consult my wife on my diet.
The wife indicates that I will eat what I am given for the next week
because it was delivered yesterday. And the rabbit food will be
arriving next week.
The doctor did say that there was no other treatment but it was also in
the background that losing weight might not achieve anything except
having clothes that don't fit.
If I get mad on here over the next few months it will be the hunger pains.
I've been losing weight and gaining it all my adult life. I've been
successful at remaining at Weightwatchers goal, or well under it,
since 2009 and you do not need to be hungry at all. Actually the NHS
via your GP can pay for you to attend WW if you need to lose weight.
And no, I have not got shares in WW. There are online classes too.

A number of umrats on fb made a group to support each otehr in losing
weight and we all do it by different methods and some have pretty much
lost what they need to. Some need to because of diabetes. Some for
other reasons.
Sam Plusnet
2020-09-05 20:27:18 UTC
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I've been losing weight and gaining it all my adult life.
That reminded me of my sister who had three sections to her wardrobe.
One section for slim self after a successful diet, one for rebound
maximum weight, and a smaller section for whilst she was in transition
betwixt the two.
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Sam Plusnet
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-05 21:00:08 UTC
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I've been losing weight and gaining it all my adult life.
That reminded me of my sister who had three sections to her wardrobe.
One section for slim self after a successful diet, one for rebound
maximum weight, and a smaller section for whilst she was in transition
betwixt the two.
Well, I got rid of the fat person clothes. They were 7 sizes bigger.
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Post by Vicky Ayech
I've been losing weight and gaining it all my adult life.
That reminded me of my sister who had three sections to her wardrobe.
One section for slim self after a successful diet, one for rebound
maximum weight, and a smaller section for whilst she was in transition
betwixt the two.
We used to have a regular print customer who owned and ran an Italian
restaurant. He was generally rotund and very jolly. After some health scare
he went on a strict diet to lose weight. He had grown over the years
through a selection of similar black suits which he wore at work -
apparently he had not thrown any out although they were not all in top
condition. Each time he called into the shop as he continued to lose
weight, he was wearing a different, slightly mismatched combination of
jacket and trousers.
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Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Steve Hague
2020-09-05 09:00:16 UTC
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Post by Clive Arthur
He could run a weight-loss clinic too.
Oh thanks.
Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so they
tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might think
there was a different reason.
Anyway based on the test results so far she has consulted Boris Johnson
and I am "overweight" and the solution is to lose weight which is best
done by apparently being more active and less consumptive (do I mean
that?) maybe consuming less.  Had I heard of the Atkins diet -
apparently you find a lad called Atkins and eat him at one sitting and
carry with the rest of the family at subsequent meals.
Oh and could I cut out bread and pasta because those pesky carbohydrates
are not good for me and tut tut.  I clearly remember being told when
diagnosed with diabetes that the dietician said I had to eat some of
those pesky carbohydrates at each meal to ensure I was eating a balanced
diet.
I advise the doctor that I will consult my wife on my diet.
The wife indicates that I will eat what I am given for the next week
because it was delivered yesterday.  And the rabbit food will be
arriving next week.
The doctor did say that there was no other treatment but it was also in
the background that losing weight might not achieve anything except
having clothes that don't fit.
If I get mad on here over the next few months it will be the hunger pains.
I found the Atkins diet delightful. Steak, chicken, lamb chops, all the
pork you want, cheese, fish and such vegetation as you might want to
add. I missed bread, pasta and potatoes for a while, but the weight just
fell off me. I lost a stone in two months, and never felt better.
krw
2020-09-05 12:31:43 UTC
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Post by Clive Arthur
He could run a weight-loss clinic too.
Oh thanks.
Had the doctor on the phone today.  Well seeing one is impossible as
they have locked the surgery doors to keep people out, at least so
they tell me - if I actually thought the doctors were inside I might
think there was a different reason.
Anyway based on the test results so far she has consulted Boris
Johnson and I am "overweight" and the solution is to lose weight which
is best done by apparently being more active and less consumptive (do
I mean that?) maybe consuming less.  Had I heard of the Atkins diet -
apparently you find a lad called Atkins and eat him at one sitting and
carry with the rest of the family at subsequent meals.
Oh and could I cut out bread and pasta because those pesky
carbohydrates are not good for me and tut tut.  I clearly remember
being told when diagnosed with diabetes that the dietician said I had
to eat some of those pesky carbohydrates at each meal to ensure I was
eating a balanced diet.
I advise the doctor that I will consult my wife on my diet.
The wife indicates that I will eat what I am given for the next week
because it was delivered yesterday.  And the rabbit food will be
arriving next week.
The doctor did say that there was no other treatment but it was also
in the background that losing weight might not achieve anything except
having clothes that don't fit.
If I get mad on here over the next few months it will be the hunger pains.
I found the Atkins diet delightful. Steak, chicken, lamb chops, all the
pork you want, cheese, fish and such vegetation as you might want to
add. I missed bread, pasta and potatoes for a while, but the weight just
fell off me. I lost a stone in two months, and never felt better.
Thanks to everyone for their encouragement. I have to wait and see what
I will be eating when it is in front of me. But I have to hope it all
works.
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Vicky Ayech
2020-09-05 18:26:58 UTC
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He could run a weight-loss clinic too.
If I get mad on here over the next few months it will be the hunger pains.
I found the Atkins diet delightful. Steak, chicken, lamb chops, all the
pork you want, cheese, fish and such vegetation as you might want to
add. I missed bread, pasta and potatoes for a while, but the weight just
fell off me. I lost a stone in two months, and never felt better.
Thanks to everyone for their encouragement. I have to wait and see what
I will be eating when it is in front of me. But I have to hope it all
works.
I've found, and others say the same, that my stomach shrunk as I lost
weight and portions got smaller. When I want to overeat it is no
longer possible to the same extent. I chave to choose carefully :(
Steve Hague
2020-09-06 07:52:38 UTC
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He could run a weight-loss clinic too.
If I get mad on here over the next few months it will be the hunger pains.
I found the Atkins diet delightful. Steak, chicken, lamb chops, all the
pork you want, cheese, fish and such vegetation as you might want to
add. I missed bread, pasta and potatoes for a while, but the weight just
fell off me. I lost a stone in two months, and never felt better.
Thanks to everyone for their encouragement. I have to wait and see what
I will be eating when it is in front of me. But I have to hope it all
works.
I've found, and others say the same, that my stomach shrunk as I lost
weight and portions got smaller. When I want to overeat it is no
longer possible to the same extent. I chave to choose carefully :(
As I've got older, my appetite has diminished, and I can no longer eat
as much as I used to, no bad thing clearly, but the downside is I don't
enjoy food as much as I did in years gone by.
Steve
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-06 08:57:35 UTC
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He could run a weight-loss clinic too.
If I get mad on here over the next few months it will be the hunger pains.
I found the Atkins diet delightful. Steak, chicken, lamb chops, all the
pork you want, cheese, fish and such vegetation as you might want to
add. I missed bread, pasta and potatoes for a while, but the weight just
fell off me. I lost a stone in two months, and never felt better.
Thanks to everyone for their encouragement. I have to wait and see what
I will be eating when it is in front of me. But I have to hope it all
works.
I've found, and others say the same, that my stomach shrunk as I lost
weight and portions got smaller. When I want to overeat it is no
longer possible to the same extent. I chave to choose carefully :(
As I've got older, my appetite has diminished, and I can no longer eat
as much as I used to, no bad thing clearly, but the downside is I don't
enjoy food as much as I did in years gone by.
Steve
My appetite is fine. I want to eat the things but can no longer manage
them. This is very sad.
Sally Thompson
2020-09-04 12:50:18 UTC
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Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
We've had this discussion before I think. How would you know? I live in a
village probably the size of Ambridge and I haven't a clue whether any of
my fellow residents are Jewish.
--
Sally in Shropshire, UK
Penny
2020-09-04 22:23:19 UTC
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Not a talking head. Those are depressing. It is
https://www.google.com/search?q=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&oq=you+are+woman+i+amman+from+funny+girl+you+tube&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.11163j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
And a better sex scene than many on TA too.
Have we discussed why, if several minority groups are now represented
on TA, there are no Jews?
What about if Home Farm was bought by a Jewish doctor? They need a
local one, don't they? Maybe it will be converted to home and
practice.
We've had this discussion before I think. How would you know? I live in a
village probably the size of Ambridge and I haven't a clue whether any of
my fellow residents are Jewish.
That was my first thought too but in Ambridge I get to visit people in
their homes and overhear them discussing domestic arrangements. OTOH, I'm
sure there are many people in Ambridge I have never heard about, just as I
don't know the names - or even the nationality - of all my closest
neighbours.
--
Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Steve Hague
2020-09-06 07:37:55 UTC
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For me, it has to be Albert and the Lion.
Steve
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-06 08:56:35 UTC
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For me, it has to be Albert and the Lion.
Steve
Oh I like 'Sam, Sam, pick up thy musket' too.
Mike
2020-09-06 09:07:20 UTC
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For me, it has to be Albert and the Lion.
Steve
Oh I like 'Sam, Sam, pick up thy musket' too.
George, don’t do that!
--
Toodle Pip
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-06 10:00:33 UTC
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For me, it has to be Albert and the Lion.
Steve
Oh I like 'Sam, Sam, pick up thy musket' too.
George, don’t do that!
Oh yes! All hers were wonderful. Flirst Flight.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-09-06 15:11:45 UTC
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For me, it has to be Albert and the Lion.
Steve
Has to be the full set, though - i. e. including the sequel "the return
of Albert" ("go and see what the tigers can do!"). And the other
Alberts, too - the Jubilee Sovereign is fun too.

"A stick with an 'orses-'ead 'andle - the finest that Woolworth's could
sell."
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Oh I like 'Sam, Sam, pick up thy musket' too.
"On 'is 'orse. With 'is 'awk. In 'is 'and."
In general, I like most of them. Three ha'pence a foot; Uppards
(especially if you know the one it's a parody of, 'Excelsior'); ... [a
_few_ have not aged well, but most of them are still great.]
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George, don’t do that!
My favourite from that was at the time of the protests against the first
gulf war, under president George Bush (senior, IIRR), there was
definitely a placard that said the above; I _think_ there was one that
just said "George ..." - I'm not sure about that, but I like to think it
was so.
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Oh yes! All hers were wonderful. Flirst Flight.
And the one where she sings during a hymn that she's left the gas on,
and ...

[She seems so quintessentially English; it's a surprise the first time
you find she wasn't (American, IIRR).]

We have to say whether we're talking about _comic_ monologues. I like
the Marcus Brigstocke (sp?) anti-religion one. (Though that has laughs
in it - it would, he's a comedian - it has a serious content/intention
too.)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Who is Art, and why does life imitate him?
John Ashby
2020-09-06 18:30:29 UTC
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For me, it has to be Albert and the Lion.
Steve
Has to be the full set, though - i. e. including the sequel "the return
of Albert" ("go and see what the tigers can do!"). And the other
Alberts, too - the Jubilee Sovereign is fun too.
"A stick with an 'orses-'ead 'andle - the finest that Woolworth's could
sell."
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Oh I like 'Sam, Sam, pick up thy musket' too.
"On 'is 'orse. With 'is 'awk. In 'is 'and."
In general, I like most of them. Three ha'pence a foot; Uppards
(especially if you know the one it's a parody of, 'Excelsior'); ... [a
_few_ have not aged well, but most of them are still great.]
Post by Vicky Ayech
Post by Mike
George, don’t do that!
My favourite from that was at the time of the protests against the first
gulf war, under president George Bush (senior, IIRR), there was
definitely a placard that said the above; I _think_ there was one that
just said "George ..." - I'm not sure about that, but I like to think it
was so.
Post by Vicky Ayech
Oh yes! All hers were wonderful. Flirst Flight.
And the one where she sings during a hymn that she's left the gas on,
and ...
[She seems so quintessentially English; it's a surprise the first time
you find she wasn't (American, IIRR).]
English with an American mother.

john
Penny
2020-09-07 08:53:35 UTC
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For me, it has to be Albert and the Lion.
Steve
Oh I like 'Sam, Sam, pick up thy musket' too.
and 'Brown Boots'.
--
Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Steve Hague
2020-09-07 16:36:24 UTC
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For me, it has to be Albert and the Lion.
Steve
Oh I like 'Sam, Sam, pick up thy musket' too.
and 'Brown Boots'.
What's the one where 'Arold got an Arrer in 'is Eye?
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-09-07 17:06:34 UTC
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For me, it has to be Albert and the Lion.
Steve
Oh I like 'Sam, Sam, pick up thy musket' too.
and 'Brown Boots'.
What's the one where 'Arold got an Arrer in 'is Eye?
The Battle of Hastings.
https://tessburton.com/2015/03/21/world-poetry-day-the-battle-of-hastings-by-marriott-edgar/

I’ll tell of the Battle of ‘Astings
As happened in days long gone by,
When Duke William became King of England
And Harold got shot in the eye.

(Though I'm sure SH said "'arold".)

Found I hadn't got it, so:

--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

… too popular actually to be any good. - Alison Graham in Radio Times 2-8
February 2013
Steve Hague
2020-09-08 08:38:25 UTC
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What's the one where 'Arold got an Arrer in 'is Eye?
The Battle of Hastings.
https://tessburton.com/2015/03/21/world-poetry-day-the-battle-of-hastings-by-marriott-edgar/
I’ll tell of the Battle of ‘Astings
As happened in days long gone by,
When Duke William became King of England
And Harold got shot in the eye.
(Though I'm sure SH said "'arold".)
Found I hadn't got it, so: http://youtu.be/4pDPSh8U0Gc
Thanks John. Priceless.
Steve
Sam Plusnet
2020-09-06 20:55:54 UTC
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For me, it has to be Albert and the Lion.
A Peter Sellers version of the old Music-hall monologue[1] "The Ballad
Of Sam Hall" sticks in my mind.

Recorded in 1970, but I can't find a copy on t'net.

[1] Monologue, not the song.
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Sam Plusnet
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