VACCINE SHOT 1 IS DONE!
By Mr. William
“A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.” (Will Dursens)
There seems to be a lot of debate in some circles as to whether one should or should not get the Coronavirus Vaccine shots.
Nearly three weeks ago I checked with my general physician and found that they had already put me on the high-risk list for those who should get the vaccine.
Back when the vaccines were first becoming available, I made sure I contacted my general physician, my pulmonologist, and my cardiologist to see what all three thought of the two first vaccines available, Pfizer or Moderna.
After a couple of follow up calls I finally found that all three gave thumbs up to the vaccine and none had a preference, saying that they were too similar to worry about it.
Last week I received my call from the nurse and my appointment was set.
Was I nervous, of course, I think that anyone with a major health issue would be nervous taking any vaccine.
I remember when I first began taking the flu shots, I was nervous as heck. But all these years later and I get one every fall and that I do.
As for the vaccine procedure, it was orderly and since I arrived right on time I got right in. They gave me my vaccine shot and then I processed out into the lobby and found a seat six feet from anyone else and waited my mandatory 15-20 minutes.
My daughter complained of an extremely sore arm, slight headache and a bit of fatigue after getting her vaccine shot.
Not me, my arm never felt any different than if I had run into something or been punched and had a small bruise that was only irritating when and if I would poke around with it. I was still able to lift and rotate my arm around if I wanted and I never had any symptom of a fever.
The one thing I did tell people that would ask, was that right after getting it, instead of fatigue I felt like I had just gotten an epinephrine, in other words I felt wired.
Within a couple of days, I never even noticed any soreness at all.
Now granted that was shot number one and as I understand the second shot is the one that seems to have the most repercussions with, including major headache, fatigue, fever, and chills.
So as for now, I am incredibly happy I got the vaccine shot and have every intent to get the second one.
That reminds me, those folks who refuse to get the second one after already having the first one just seems ignorant to me as it seems most of them complain about maybe getting any of the side effects. Get over it.
Science has proven that the remedy to protect one from the Coronavirus requires both shots, so if you are too scared to get the second then why waste everyone’s time getting the first one.
I am also smart enough to know that just because I have had the vaccine shot, I still must wear my mask, wash my hands, and keep social distancing for a while or until the ones that know (the science folks) tell us otherwise.
For now, that is my talk about the vaccine.
If anyone wants to ask, they can – “Should I get the vaccine shot myself?”
My answer is simple, check with the people who should know and trusted for your medical care – your general physician and any specialists that attend to you on a regular basis. Get their opinions and go from there.
No matter what anyone says – you must make your own decision and then deal with any or all consequences that follow.
So, for now, this is where ‘Lenny and Me’ are at for today, thankfully ‘Lenny’ is not causing any issues today to complicate my routine issues any more than I already have.
Now is the time for the QUESTION OF THE MOMENT.
QUESTION OF THE MOMENT TODAY IS:
- Have you talked to your general physician and specialist about the vaccine?
- Do you plan to get the vaccine shot?
- What is the reasoning behind you decision?
A REMINDER – Do you have any comments or questions about my postings, then feel free to leave a comment on either at this blog, at the email address of email@example.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/copdtravels/.
ALWAYS REMEMBER (because I have COPD and severe Asthma) – If you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings, and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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