Coffee lounge
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.
Receiving too many notifications? Adjust your notification settings.

Why I would take the covid vaccine

HubbardHubbard Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited December 2020 in Coffee lounge
Hi I would gladly take the covid vaccine , not just because I am at the highest risk of catching it, but because as I tell my sons and granbairns, I  was put on this earth to annoy them and keep them on their toes lol . We know the devastation of covid as we lost a family member in April to it . I have only been outside my home 5 times this year , 3 to see my son , when it was deemed safe and twice when I had a holiday in hospital 🏥.  This has been the toughest year of my life  and I know everyone who reads this will agree. Please keep safe everyone and hopefully I can chat to someone soon . X

Replies

  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,073 Pioneering
    Hello @Hubbard and welcome to the community, how are you? 

    I'm sorry to hear that you lost a family member in April to the virus, that must have been hard. 

    Stay safe, and Merry Christmas
    Online Community Coordinator

    Want to tell us about your experience on the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,386 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Hubbard - it's very nice to welcome you to this friendly community. Thank you for your first post, as it made me chuckle reading you were put on this earth to annoy your sons & grandchildren, & that was much needed today. My daughter calls her 3 children 'gremlins', & I'm afraid I also call them that now!
    My daughter-in-law lost her Uncle to Covid in the summer, & I've only been out 3 times since February; it has been an awful year for us all.
    I hope you are keeping as well as can be expected. Will you be able to see any of your family over Christmas? :)
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi @Hubbard
                            How are you? Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. Firstly, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your family member, sending my deepest condolences. Please do take a look around the community and join in with any discussions which may be of interest to you. Please also feel free to ask any questions you may have, there are many lovely people here on the community and we will endeavour to answer them. We are a really friendly community and we are here to support one another. I too would take the vaccine, when the time comes, I see it as my morale responsibility to protect others including those who for health reasons are unable to take the vaccine. I wish you a Merry Christmas and please stay safe. I look forward to seeing you around the community. Thank you. 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,812 Pioneering
    Hi welcome enjoy 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,357 Disability Gamechanger
    Hu and welcome glad you have joined us . Sorry for your loss and agree what an awful year it has been 

    Here's looking for a far better year to come 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,812 Pioneering
    Hi Hubbard sorry to hear  that you lost someone  to corona virus  I had  corona virus I was poorly for 8 weeks 

    I didnt think I was going to make it but I did but have long covid symptoms  I don't go outside much because I am scared of getting it again but I know I keep myself safe 

    It is great on here someone will always answer you  and you csn talk about anything there is lots going on to keep you busy 

    I will pop up all over the place lol take care x
  • HubbardHubbard Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi everybody,  Thankyou so very much for all of you making me feel so welcome.  How daft have I been,  I have always kept myself away from chat sites because of all the bad things you hear , but I'm really happy I have finally got out of my comfort zone and joined you all . Sometimes you will think I'm being rude if I don't reply straight away,  but I'm not , due to a complicated amount of illnesses Sometimes I don't touch my phone for a couple of days,  but I will definitely always keep in touch with all the of you amazing people. I'm so happy I found the courage to join you all. Love always my new family, Hubbard xxx

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,812 Pioneering
    Lovely  words Hubbard  I love being on here its fab all the different  people and different discussions  lovely that you are on here 
  • HubbardHubbard Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thankyou Lisathomas50 ,for your kind words . Can I ask what your suffering from ? You don't have to answer this personal question if you don't want to,  I totally understand.  Some people may feel you're looking for pity, but you and I know we're not , I'm just trying to get to know my new friends better . Would you take the Covid antibiotic injection? Take care and keep safe ,love Hubbard 💘 

  • HubbardHubbard Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi lisathomas50 . I'm so sorry you've had this terrible virus, but more happy your coming back fighting . I have only been out 5 times this year and 2 of those was emergency hospital holidays , but I too refuse to be beaten . The other 3 times was to see my youngest son and family ,when we were aloud to go out . I haven't had the covid myself and that's why I'm so afraid to go out as I definitely wouldn't win the battle as one of my illnesses is emphasima and am on a nebuliser every day. I'm very lucky as my husband and best friend goes out for all the shopping,  so I'm kept very safe . My eldest son lives with us again just now and when the first lockdown happened he asked for his holiday's as he's a tyre fitter for big diggers and was afraid of catching it and I got it, he explained to his boss how dangerous it was for me if I got it , his bosses reaction was to fire him.  He's never signed on in his life ,but obviously he had too , so he's been out of work for 9  months now,  but thankfully he's got a new job and starts on the 4th January.  Its a disgrace how bosses can treat their worker's, my son had worked for the firm for almost 4yrs , bless him . I'll leave you in peace now so you can have a nice day, hopefully with some of your family . Take care and safe, love Hubbard 💘 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,386 Disability Gamechanger
    Merry Christmas @Hubbard - I hope you have a lovely day with your family. :)
  • HubbardHubbard Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Chiereids , Thankyou so very much for your lovely wee message . My husband and I are together,  minus family as its too dangerous to take the risk for me, plus my youngest grandson has just been of school for 14days isolation as one of his pal's was positive for covid , and thankfully my family know of the risk to me ,so we keep apart just now and do zoom and Facebook so we are still in touch , although there's nothing like a real K&C from them , but it will happen again soon this next year . Keep well and safe,  Lydia xx
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,311 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Hubbard hope you are having the best Christmas possible, even though its a very different one for most of us, hopefully by this time next year year we will have all had the vaccine and  Covid will be a thing of the past.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,812 Pioneering
    Hope all is ok with you  Hubbard 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Hubbard! Thank you for your kind words regarding the community, our members are certainly kind and here to offer advice and support, or just a listening ear :) 

    I'm sorry to hear of your loss, that must be very difficult to cope with.

    I'm also sorry to hear that your son lost his job, but it's fantastic that he's been able to secure another one for the start of 2021. That's certainly an achievement in the current climate!

    I hope that you managed to have an enjoyable Christmas, despite not necessarily being able to see the family you wanted to see. It's great to hear that you've been using Facebook and Zoom to keep in touch with people, I know I've found those sorts of services vital in keeping in touch with my friends and family.

    Are you up to anything nice today? 
    Online Community Coordinator, she/her

    Want to tell us about your experience on the community? Talk to our chatbot here and let us know what you think
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,812 Pioneering
    Hi Hubbard I dont mind telling you I have lupus  it mimicks alot of other conditions so took a whilst to diagnose  but I have had it they say since I was 18 its complicated because there are so many symptoms and so many variations  but I have learnt to live with it and managed  to live some sort of normal life and always worked until this year but I am trying to find work  and it  makes it worse because its a condition you csnt see  I don't see myself as haveing a disability but as a person who has the ability to do  what  I can 

    Hope you are ok sorry I havent answered I havent been on for a couple of days but I am back  now 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,812 Pioneering
    Hi Hubbard  glad your son has anther job I had a Xmas I wasn't expecting and I had a nice Xmas  I didnt have to spend sll day on my own  an ice Xmas was drluverd to me by people in my community that all pulled together for xmas  and I had some presents to open and my idea of happiness for a present is bath bombs and candles that smell nice and thats what I had so it was lively  hope you had a nice day stay safe 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,812 Pioneering
    Hope you all had a relatively  nice Xmas 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,053 Pioneering
    Hi @Hubbard
                           Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased you have come to join us on the community and look forward to seeing you around the community. I hope that you had a lovely Christmas :) Thank you. 
  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,310 Pioneering
    chiarieds said:
    Hi @Hubbard - it's very nice to welcome you to this friendly community. Thank you for your first post, as it made me chuckle reading you were put on this earth to annoy your sons & grandchildren, & that was much needed today. My daughter calls her 3 children 'gremlins', & I'm afraid I also call them that now!
    My daughter-in-law lost her Uncle to Covid in the summer, & I've only been out 3 times since February; it has been an awful year for us all.
    I hope you are keeping as well as can be expected. Will you be able to see any of your family over Christmas? :)
    Is she allowed to get them wet or feed them after Midnight? (You'd need to have seen the film to get that lol)

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,812 Pioneering
    I hope they do t get wet you will have a house full of children 
  • HubbardHubbard Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi lisathomas50 , Thankyou for your lovely message.  I'm sorry about your illness, although I have heard of it , I don't know what it entails, but I can imagine how you must suffer from it in silence.  I too have several ailments ,but I just tell  everyone it's MS , as it is and I haven't been able to walk for 5yrs now,  which I do struggle with especially because I have to get family and friends to do my high cleaning and cooking for me ,but my youngest 2 granbairns love seeing me and kicking me out of my chariot ,so they can be me ,whilst I play being them lmdo, they keep you on the level 💖.  Sorry I haven't replied sooner ,I have had another chest infection, but the steroids are kicking in now . You take care and speak again soon xx
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,812 Pioneering
    Nice to hear from you Hubbard   glad you get family support  sorry to here you have had a chest infection  but glad your getting better  we are in lockdown  in wakes so I dont see anyone  but I have still got my eye test tomorrow to see if I can drive j had a eye operation 6 weeks ago so hopeing all is ok  speak to you soon 
Sign in or join us to comment.