You may feel a slight prick……


The flu jab

Ah, those infamous words often heard in the nurses treatment room!

To start on my Humerin injections I need to be free from any bug or virus, so in preparation I have had to book myself in to get my jabs done. Now normally the Flu and Pneumonia jabs are only dished out to the young, the elderly and the infirm, however in my case they have made an exception!

I was supposed to be having just the Pneumonia jab today, but a cheeky grin gets you a long way in this world, so I ended up having both jabs done. The nurse did warn me that the Pneumonia jab may make me feel like I’ve been punched in the arm, and she was not wrong, my left arm is completely numb at the moment. The right arm, that had the Flu jab in it feels just like normal.

So, now that those are taken care of I’ve got to contact my Bio-nurse at the Dermatology unit of the Hospital, just to give her an update and discuss when the best time to get a blood test done would be. That’s another pre-requisite to starting the course, a blood test to ensure that I am indeed well.

Then, all being well, I have a home visit on 19th for my first series of injections and instruction on how to do it myself. This was on that date due to not having my jabs scheduled for completion until the 16th, so this could get brought forward.

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One Response to You may feel a slight prick……

  1. PJ says:

    Jab UPDATE! My left arm really bloody hurts now, and no, I am not being a big girl about it! I managed to wake myself up by rolling on to it at about 1:45am, it ain’t half sore.

    On a plus side of this, if there ever was one, it means that I wasn’t fully asleep when OPS from work called me up at 02:45 to have a look at a problem with an important over night production job that was hung, the FOMSA bounce schedule, which I have just finished resolving. Happy days! The joys of being a Unix Admin on 24 hour call, but hey, I enjoy it really 😉

    Anyway, it’s 4am, time to turn in again and sleep gently on my right side, fingers crossed I won’t get another call as I’ve got to be up in a couple of hours anyway as I’m on early shift today.

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