02-09-2015, 07:21 PM
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  • kav
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I haven't posted for a few days. I leaned over last week and my left retina partially detached. O.K. go to  V.A. get o.k. once again that it was probably from my service head injury from a clerk who doesn't notice I have full coverage. I'm admitted by a wonderfull senior nurse and ophthalmologist and it's successfully reattached. I get home and everybody is complaining about 'the crud' which is this yea'rs flu strain. I'm upset, I've never had a shot since the disastrous swine flu fiasco in 1977. But My body and doctors say DO IT. and I DIDN'T and now I've GOT IT: Oh, and anyone notice how basic courtesies like covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing or gee, staying home and not infecting half the immediate community were a given?
I've got some money coming my way. It's earmarked for BULLGOOSE. I just wished Phil sold LYSOL Facepalm

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 02-09-2015, 09:20 PM
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  • MaxP
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Kav.

Thank you for staying home with the crud.  Wink   May it pass quickly.

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 02-09-2015, 09:35 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I hope you feel better soon Chris. That is definitely a bad week.

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 02-09-2015, 09:50 PM
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  • Carson
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Rest up and get well soon Kav!!

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 02-09-2015, 09:52 PM
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  • Johnny
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Chicken Soup and Vicks Vapor Rube.

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 02-10-2015, 01:45 AM
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  • Agravic
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Get better soon, Kav.

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 02-10-2015, 03:13 AM
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  • slr31
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Kav, wish you a quick recovery.

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 02-10-2015, 06:32 AM
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First off I am glad to hear your retina was re-attached successfully. I had two surgeries one in each eye years ago and know the feeling. As far as the flu is concerned please take care and get better soon. Although this year's  flu vaccine is only 23% effective it's better then nothing. 

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 02-10-2015, 07:17 AM
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Best wishes!

Philipp

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 02-10-2015, 08:00 AM
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  • freddy
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All the best for a quick recovery, Kav. 

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 02-10-2015, 09:23 AM
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Cups of hot green tea with raw honey will do you wonders! Hope you feel better!

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 02-10-2015, 10:35 AM
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  • Barrylu
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I had the shot. Stayed away from kids (even my own Grand Children). I was discharged from the hospital 2 weeks ago after 4 days of 103 degree fever with  Type A influenza.  I came close to meeting the end. Am on the mend now and so optimistic I ordered 2 bottles of the new aftershave from Phil.

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 02-10-2015, 09:20 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(02-10-2015, 10:35 AM)Barrylu Wrote: I had the shot. Stayed away from kids (even my own Grand Children). I was discharged from the hospital 2 weeks ago after 4 days of 103 degree fever with  Type A influenza.  I came close to meeting the end. Am on the mend now and so optimistic I ordered 2 bottles of the new aftershave from Phil.

I am glad to hear that you have recovered Barry. That is scary stuff!

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 02-11-2015, 05:20 AM
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It usually takes 2-3 weeks for the flu shot to be effective. As I stated before it's only 23% effective because some of the strain was missed. 

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 02-11-2015, 09:26 AM
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  • Barrylu
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(02-10-2015, 09:20 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(02-10-2015, 10:35 AM)Barrylu Wrote: I had the shot. Stayed away from kids (even my own Grand Children). I was discharged from the hospital 2 weeks ago after 4 days of 103 degree fever with  Type A influenza.  I came close to meeting the end. Am on the mend now and so optimistic I ordered 2 bottles of the new aftershave from Phil.

I am glad to hear that you have recovered Barry. That is scary stuff!

Thanks. Yesterday was my first day out. I walked to the mailbox.Came back in and had to take a nap.

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 02-11-2015, 09:28 AM
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(02-11-2015, 05:20 AM)slantman Wrote: It usually takes 2-3 weeks for the flu shot to be effective. As I stated before it's only 23% effective because some of the strain was missed. 

Took my shot in Oct. Dr said it gave me partial coverage for type A and lessened the potency of the disease. The partial coverage probably saved my life.

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 02-11-2015, 11:51 AM
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I hope both of you gentlemen recovery well!  

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 02-11-2015, 12:13 PM
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I'm at the stage of doing Linda Blair imitations as my lungs clear and feeling semi functional. I managed a shave(s) starting with an opencomb razor facing 7 days of beard.No heroics; best soap in my small stable of DITTMARS. I sort of made 1/4" bayonet thrusts in between hand tremors and knocked  down a complete, and bloodless pass before almost falling down. Back in bed and Pye is swatting at drying bits of soap floating around our faces. Get up, rinse drying soap on Vei-Long brush, grab my WEE SCOTT and relather with some HUNTLEES. I use my Edwin Jagger for the
next two passes and realize I dropped 6 pounds, probably fluid loss and hey I had cheeks there! I feel dizzy, lie down and Pye swats at soap flakes floating up on my breath again. I rise once more, lather up the old Harris puck with my synthetic and complete a 2 razor, 3 brush, 3 soap, four pass shave in under 4 hours. I manage a shower, am back in bed. Pye looks over, swats my face a few times and purrs.

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 02-12-2015, 04:20 PM
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  • Crag
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I got it this year even with the shot, so that's not a cure-all... but my saving grace was Tamiflu. ..thankfully I caught it quickly and my doc phoned it in...it was all done in just 3 days, which is much better than some folks I work with who've been sick for weeks with the after-cough

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