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ACE

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2020, 15:30:43 »
I expect it will slow things down but it could work

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Re: getting a bit anxious
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ACE

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2020, 09:01:08 »
Ran the gauntlet yesterday, another eye test, people coughing and sneezing, not a tissue in sight, there is no recorded virus over here yet but you would think people would start taking notice of the guidelines. I have a huge bottle of surgical spirit which I am going to devise a way of getting into a small spray to use on my hands when I am out. Just a thought, do you think spraying coughers might end me up in court.

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2020, 09:12:39 »
That's pretty awful ACE.  Hope your eye test was OK.

Over here there have been public health announcements at frequent intervals on all TV and radio stations and in the press and everyone is knocking elbows or feet or just saying hello rather than the usual greetings of kisses and handshakes.  Generally being sensible and good humoured and carrying on with life.

Soap and water are still more effective than alcohol gels for hand washing but one of the worst places for bugs is a mobile phone and they don't do well under a tap.  The government here is introducing price caps on alcohol gels.
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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2020, 09:42:30 »
That's pretty awful ACE.  Hope your eye test was OK.


I have to see a specialist next Tuesday before they do the cataract, but with the current situation a lot of operations will be postponed.

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2020, 09:56:54 »
Take care Ace, and be well XX Jeannine
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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2020, 21:24:34 »
I had both eyes done for cataracts a several years ago (a few months apart) and they piled loads of antiseptics on them before treatment. As well as local anaesthetics of course! It was a day case so you should be OK re the dreaded coronavirus.
It transformed my eyesight and should have had it done earlier. I could see more after a few days after the op than I could the day before the op.
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« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2020, 21:58:20 »
That has been my experience too Pigman.  A life changing operation and as they insert prescription lenses I am now free of my high myopia thick glasses too. 

There are lots of eye drops to be taken after the operation.  That should take care of any nasties.  And before the operation, they come round every few minutes for yet another set of eye drops.

Unfortunately the wait was awful, they don't do these ops anymore in a timely fashion, but let you go on and on.  When I was first diagnosed, they said the op would be needed in about 3 years.  Well for me it was nearer 7 before they did the first eye and nearly a year after that the second.  No way would I have wanted to delay. 

You will be amazed Ace how well you can see afterwards.  And the colours are wonderful.  I was wearing a red jumper on the day, thinking that it looked quite old and washed out, a brownish orangey red.  After the op, it was bright red again.  And all the flowers were so much more intensively coloured than before.  Best of luck.    :wave:
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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2020, 07:33:26 »
Another game of Russian roulette today, I have arranged to get blood tests and eye specialist done on the same day to save me having to go to the hospital twice, we have had a case prove positive over here so after today I will be self distancing. The grandchildren will no longer be picked up from school, I shall be cycling everywhere to save going on the bus and all my friends will be warned not to approach me, just shout hello from a distance. Using 'underlying health conditions' might allay the fears of a younger generation but for me being  one of the walking dead it only rubs it in. I fear the government is going too slow, so best take my own precautions now.

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2020, 08:06:35 »
Sounds like a sensible plan ACE.   Even when there is no virus epidemic doing the rounds we all need to take responsibility for our health and for that of our loved ones so healthy diet, regular exercise, no excess alcohol, not smoking.  We would thus avoid all sorts of problems such as avoidable diabetes, many cancers, heart attacks, strokes etc and thus save ourselves and our loved ones a lot of grief and the NHS an absolute fortune, freeing resources who haven't got self-inflicted illnesses.

As gardeners we invest a lot of time improving the soil and applying balanced fertilisers according to the needs of the plants we're growing - nitrogen for leafy plants, P & K for tomatoes.  Why not do the same for ourselves?
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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2020, 12:23:22 »
Hi Ace,  Keep using the disinfectant spray.  We are getting shopping on line and wiping down the packages, going to the shops as little as possible.  You are doing all you can.  Try to stay positive and wait it out.  Wish I could say nothing to worry about but hey, worrying is not going to make any difference, so enjoy the fact that you are feeling OK right now.

GOod luck, and with a bit of luck and god's blessing we will all be still here in a few weeks time.  Keep posting Ace to let us know you are OK? xx  :blob7:
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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2020, 18:42:55 »
Where I work (School) someone's partner has tested positive so I expect they both have it and it will have been spread round to dozens if not hundreds of people..
I fully expect we will be shut down soon and all sent home. 
Worrying times.

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #51 on: March 12, 2020, 20:09:19 »
Too close for comfort, but I think we will all come up against it at sometime. Just keep washing your hands and toilet rolls are now easier to get even though every time somebody sneezes ten people crap themselves.

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2020, 04:29:46 »
Ace and other UK friends, I am thinking about you. I am quite isolated which is a good thing as I am close to the US  border and on the other side it is gaining quite quickly. they are advising Canadians not to go so I guess my parcel at my US address will have to wait.

It is still low in Canada but there have been a lot of restictions here.Our church is still open fpr worship but communiom has been cancelled as have all the church activities, and we are on stand by for further restrictions. Canada health has sais as from today said anyone leaving Canada , even to the US  cannot go to work or school for 14 days.

I have not ket up to date with the Uk, I need to go and take a look, but it sounds scary.

Take care you all,,you are in my thoughts.



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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2020, 07:47:03 »
OH works in the NHS, and I work in schools... our chances of not getting it seem fairly slim...

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2020, 11:52:00 »
Saddad, I assume your are both in the age range likely to be least affected and will therefore get some immunity of infected.  The trick, as ever, is not to pass it on to vulnerable people less able to cope with the infection.
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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2020, 07:08:51 »
Well it looks as if the sporting world has told the government we are not playing your game, in fact we are not playing any game. If all the governments advice to me is don't go out or go on a cruise it leaves a lot left to chance. I saw the phrase 'Culling the elderly' in one paper and I don't think they are far off the mark.

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2020, 09:55:03 »
French government advice is for all 70+ people to stay at home to protect themselves as they are the most vulnerable age group.   There isn't a health system in the world that has enough respirators to cope with a crisis with the kinds of peaks seen in China and Italy so advice to delay the inevitable spread of the virus makes health as well as economic and social sense.

No point in panicking or feeling got at.   Stay positive, be careful and make the most of any gardening opportunities to stay active and fit for the duration.
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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2020, 14:42:27 »
We are going to postpone our site AGM.
It may sound overly dramatic but our elderly crew are the ones who always feel they must turn up to the AGM and we don't want them to feel they have to turn up and risk their health.  It's not like much happens at the AGM anyway!

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2020, 22:27:13 »
I think the government is backtracking on their policy on seeing its becoming unpopular and is getting a lot of criticism.. The person mainly involved in making the decision is an epidemiologist whose experience is mainly in malaria not viral diseases which is a vector transmitted disease which is very different. Lots of experts who know more about viral diseases are criticising his approach. The computer model he is using has not been looked at by any of the other scientist and hence never peer reviewed.
Hopefully sanity will prevail.

I was a Clinical Biochemist in a NHS Specialist Service (not Microbiology though) and worked in a University Research Department prior to that This feels like an experimental approach that would never have been very difficult to pass through any ethical committee.

But keep on gardening. That's the best way to stay healthy!

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Re: getting a bit anxious
« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2020, 08:05:55 »
Interesting information there George.