Wednesday, 12 March 2014

ouch..........

I seem to have a scratch or bruise on me all the time lately...............the other day it was a rusty piece of wire on the gate and it was a little deeper on my shin.............bleed everywhere..............I was mustering cattle so had to keep dabbing it with a tissue until it stopped bleeding and I got home to clean it up..............
But it did make me think when did I get my last tetanus needle?????
At the Dr's yesterday and he said I should have a tetanus booster needle...............checking my records the last one was 2003...........holy dooley..........I thought it was awhile ago but I didn't think that long ago.....way past needing a booster.......
So while the Dr decided I needed to have the booster needle I also asked about the flu needle................
Off to the nurses room and 2 jabs later one in each arm................didn't hurt getting the needles but ouch during the night they started hurting..............so I am up bright and early...........couple of mild pain tablets to take the edge off the sore shoulders.........they'll be fine in a day or so.....least of my worries compared to the fact that tetanus can kill you...........
When did you have a tetanus booster last??? 
If you can't remember go to your Dr's and get them to check your records......
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

14 comments:

  1. You are a good girl miss Chooky...ouch!

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  2. Tetanus - check (tick) Thanks for the reminder though Chooky - and you have a FANTASTIC time at Nundle! You deserve a few days of friendship and laughter and the distraction of needle and thread and good friends! Take care my friend xx

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  3. I'll be thinking of you this weekend, have a fabulous time, you deserve it!

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  4. Lucky they didn't stick them in your butt.....Lol

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  5. I can sympathise with the sore arm. I had my tetanus booster last month. I've never had a flu shot.....maybe a should.

    Have a ball at Nundle!

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  6. Glad you got your needles up to date Chooky. Hugs......

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  7. Holy Thursday 1987; I cut myself with a saw. The tetanus shot I got that day swelled up my arm and turned it bright red and hot for a week, just like it did in 1970 when I got my only other tetanus shot at age 10. I don't mind needles. I get the flu shot every year, but tetanus? No thanks. I'll get the shot when I need it and I haven't needed it for 27 years now. Whoo hoo!!

    Take care,
    Susan in Texas

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  8. Good on you - um I cant remember either so guess I should follow your advice. However a paper wasp sting the other day is still hurting so I'm not too keen...!!!

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  9. They're a necessary evil especially in your line of work. I looked after a rose gardener in ICU a few years ago and he was with us for weeks; eventually went home but even then had a long road to recovery all because he "forgot" his tetanus booster. Prevention is definitely the way to go. xx

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  10. here in the US they are becoming required periodically and often for particular positions. My son is about to go to work at a hospital (in management) and a tetanus was required. I got what they called a "booster" last year although I don't ever recall getting one in the first place! Thanks for the reminder though.

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  11. Better to be safe than sorry......nothing worse than lockjaw.....especially at GDITC. :-) have fun, you deserve a fun break!

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  12. Hmm you've made me think now!

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  13. 2010! They put tentanus and whooping cough together and I had whooping cough when H was born!

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  14. What a brave girl you are. Those tetanus needle do give you a sore arm.

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