We anxiously made our way to the Vanbrugh practice on a cold Monday morning . The Reason?
We had an appointment with Sister Joyce to discuss what travel injections and malaria tablets we require. She was slightly overwhelmed by our extensive list of destinations, meticulously she highlighted each page of each country information from the NHS website, validating what we needed!( twice !!!)
Then the dreaded news… she confirmed we needed Meningitis and Hep B. The Hep B is so strong we have to have 3 shots of it!
Brave John went first, he had a shot in each arm. It was my turn next I was a little nervous. The first shot was ok but after the second injection I was out… All I remember is waking up on the couch with Sister Joyce putting cold water on my forehead and checking my blood pressure- Yes I fainted! What a wimp! Tea with lots of sugar and a seat I felt a little better. 1 down 2 to go…