welcome back Spartacus
6 kms. That's almost a CX C grade race! Well done
Whooping cough...that's rough Mark. Glad to hear youre back on the bike.
For anyone who hasn't had a whooping cough booster since childhood...get one. As Mark will atest whooping cough isnt just a cough...it can kill you.
I thought I was safe as I was vaccinated as a kid, but apparently you should have a booster every 10 years!
My GP told me that there is more than one variant, so can still get whooping cough if vaccinated or had it as a toddler (like me).
I had coughing fits that would last 15 minutes and I was gasping for breath. It is really scary!
I want to know where you found the sun on your back.
Good to hear you are on the mend and back on the bike Spartacus.
Whooping Cough - ouch! I got vaccinated a couple of years ago along with my son (5yrs old at the time if I remember). I was actually after a tetanus shot as it had been 20+ years since the previous one. The actual jab was a triple - tetanus/whooping cough/diphtheria (if I remember correctly) and I got it at the Burnside Council chambers. You book it a couple of weeks ahead and there is a modest cost $20~30 or something.
I caught the flu about 3 weeks ago - that had me on the couch feeling very poor for 4 days - most unusual for me! Now of course everyone is saying - "get a flu jab"!
You would have had a Boosterix shot...combined diptheria-tetanus-whooping cough booster. The GP gave me the scrip for my shot and my wife who's an RN got to stab the needle into my arm. Its a funny thing but Ive never seen her look so happy :(