Went the Phone Calls well

Good news on the phone front in that Hubby’s results are in and there is no cause for concern. He has now been checked out top to bottom, and apart from expected things that come with age (I could say OLD age as he is now officially a pensioner), we can breathe a sigh of relief. Nottingham got Nil Points for aftercare as they should have arranged a barium meal which is now in the pipeline here and Hubby will receive a date in due course.  I hope there will be some time beforehand as his body is badly in need of rest.
His INR had dropped rather than spiked, so he is on a high warfarin dose until Thursday when he sees the nurse again. We both think he will be having at least two tests every week to try and get it back under control, but the tummy jabs have basically f***ked up his system which could now take months to recover.

I had a good phone call with the doc today about my concerns over the Pfizer booster jab.
She said that it was the government’s decision that only the Pfizer booster is available here, but she was very sympathetic to my anxiety, confusion, and need for clarity.
Basically though it’s my call as there are pros and cons on both sides to consider.
My priority at the moment is to get Hubby stable, though his main concern is for me.
The media are reporting bad reactions but friends and neighbours who have had the booster have experienced a little discomfort for a few days, but nothing else.
Luckily there is no ‘best before’ date on our invitations for the booster, so we have some time.  One thing is certain though, just now we are both very run down and tired so not in the best state to have it.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to Went the Phone Calls well

  1. That’s really good news

  2. willowdot21 says:

    That’s great news about Hubby. We have had two doses of Astrazenica and our booster was Pfizer we had no I’ll effects apart from a sore arm 💜

  3. murisopsis says:

    Hope you are resting and both of you are regaining strength! We haven’t become eligible for our boosters yet. When we do, our doctor has suggested that we get the Pfizer instead of another Moderna – and those who have have said it wasn’t as bad as many have said. So I’m hoping the reaction will not be so severe as to put us out of commission!

  4. Sadje says:

    I had the Pfizer booster had very little reaction. But always a good idea to get the vaccine when you’re feeling well.

  5. Has hubby’s reflux issues been resolved? It’s great that all the testing is coming back negative but I hope they find something that fixes it permanently. Can’t help with your booster dilemma. I had the moderna booster myself and didn’t feel great for a day. Then it was all gone. It has given me a lot of confidence as you never know who has been vaccinated and who hasn’t. Good luck with your decision and perhaps giving your bodies a rest first isn’t a bad idea.

    • Thanks Kate. The barium meal is the final thing to check for his occasional swallowing difficulty, though it has been discovered that the meds he was prescribed for his reflux generated the polpys so he’s stopped taking those. The good news is that they are ‘normal’ for someone of his age. We are doing everything right as regards his diet and food so that’s a plus. Eating times are pretty strict though, nothing savoury, sweet or heavy after about 3.30, 4pm tops. We have our main meal, whatever it is between midday and 1pm. If we’re late and don’t eat until say 2pm, then it’s a light snack around 4pm and nothing else for the rest of the day. The best news is that his weight is stable as is his BP.
      Our booster will be the Pfizer jab and friends and neighbours who have had it have been OK other than some stiffness and feeling a little more tired than usual.

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