Greetings Gentle Reader!
Today is the big day!
I am actually really excited to get my second dose of vaccine. I was afraid at first because I hate needles. I mean, I HAAATE needles. So imagine my surprise when the vaccine administrator was right and the shot did NOT hurt. Because, you know, they always say “this won’t hurt” or “you’re going to feel a little pinch” and they are lying! LOL! I swear something traumatic must have happened to me with needles or something…
My first dose caused me a few minor side effects. Nothing too terrible, but enough to make me take the weekend really easy. A little too easy for my temperament, but I did it. I had a pretty bad back pain that was reminiscent of when I actually had Covid and I couldn’t breathe or move or sleep because of that pain. The side effect just lingered in that same area and definitely had me on high alert.
I also had the urge to cough often. Yes, I know that isn’t bad, but when one isn’t coughing at all and then this pops up, it again sends up a red flag of alertness. Oh, and I had a wee case of the chills.
Even if I have to put up with all of that again, I do feel that this is totally worth it. Not only that, but I hear there are murmurs that the Pfizer will need booster shots periodically. Bring it on! I was expecting that from the very start.
It doesn’t make sense to try and create a one time process (you know what I mean) to help fight off something that has the ability to mutate and become resistant to the current vaccine. The common flu is still kicking tons of ass with the shot being available for decades. So, yeah, I am expecting boosters or this becoming an annual thing like the flu shot. I just hope it isn’t always going to be a 2-dose process. I don’t like having to miss two days of work. I had to drive to a different city to get my doses. I could have waited for my local Kaiser, but then I would still be waiting for my first dose, or just be getting it now. I opted to go outside of Kaiser and my boss recommended CVS. DONE! It’s just I have to drive from Santa Clara to Watsonville. Not bad, but nearly a 2 hour round trip along with 30 minutes to get the shot done and complete the wait period. So while not missing the full day, there is a big chunk of time, I would rather not miss. But, again, it is worth it.
I can’t wait to see friends and family and do stuff again. I was gonna say go to a mall, but I haven’t been in one of those in YEARS! LOL. Hell, at this point I just might. 😃
How was your vaccination? Did you find that the needle still hurt?
This is a shorty post cuz, you know, shot!
Until next time, Dear Reader! Stay safe and alert and practice kindness.