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March 17th 1973

1.68 wages. Arm muted all day cos of injection. Couldn’t lift anything heavy. In evng recorded Status quo – tape recorder kept on going rong – still taped it

Hah… the boss fell for my feeble excuse

What I meant to say was WHAT an inconvenience it must’ve been to have a muted arm. Whatever the flip a muted arm might be?!

It was evidently a day for adversity what with my tape recorder going rong as well?!

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March 16th 1973

“Had Tetanus Injection at School. felt a bit sick at work. went home at 7pm”

Wikipedia describes tetanus thus:- Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is a medical condition characterized by a prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers. The primary symptoms are caused by tetanospasmin, a neurotoxin produced by the Gram-positive, obligate anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani. Infection generally occurs through wound contamination, and often involves a cut or deep puncture wound. As the infection progresses, muscle spasms in the jaw develop, hence the name lockjaw. This is followed by difficulty in swallowing and general muscle stiffness and spasms in other parts of the body. Infection can be prevented by proper immunization and by post-exposure prophylaxis.

Bloody good job I had the injection then?! Even if it did result in me having to leave work early.

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