Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Cashmere Bandit, Aug 2, 2020.
That makes sense
I sobbed after getting my shot. All the bullshit and loss and fear from this year just crashed into my chest. A nurse came at the end of my 15min wait and asked if I was okay. I could only blurt out, "My dad" and went incoherent. He sat with me for a second and talked to me about grief and how so many have been so emotional about the vaccine. We prayed together, and I was free to go.
Angels all around us.
I had my pre-surgery covid test today. I felt touched in places I’ve only felt touched when I’ve snorted food up my nose.
But sooooon baby!! I hope everything goes well on Tuesday for you
@Afishwish good luck tomorrow!
Second shot was yesterday amidst a brutal hangover. Went to bed thinking I'd gotten away with no side effects!
Twenty-four hours later, I started feeling like I'd been lifting weights all week then feverish then nauseated. I got sent home early from work. Yay for immune response at least.
@Lh718 are you feeling better now? Hoping the side effects are short lived!
J got his first shot on Saturday. He's been achy and fever/chills but overall not too bad. He also is claiming it's adding to his sleepiness but he regularly falls asleep on the couch at like 8 pm so I'm not completely buying that one.
@virgo I don't feel as sick but still pretty bad. Aches are tolerable without medicine and woke up from 12hrs of sleep feeling ready to go to bed.
That sucks. I’m sorry Lh!
Better than catching the virus, but damn that sounds unpleasant
This is what I keep telling myself. The side effects I’m hearing about are freaking me out but then I have to remember that it’s better than getting Covid!
This is all soooo worth it. I'm just a big baby.
It is definitely worth it!
My in laws are getting theirs on Sunday! Of course, this didn't stop them from socializing this past weekend
All that's left today is fatigue, and I'm hoping two cups of coffee can cut through enough that I can function and do chores today. Life feels weird when I'm hoping to be able to deep clean the kitchen!
I could technically qualify for our 1c phase, part of my job (pre-pandemic) included going into food manufacturing facilities and I work for a food manufacturer, just in their office. So J is arguing that I would fall under "manufacturing workers" in the 1C phase and I should try to get the vaccine when that opens up since it's "impeding my job." While I understand his point and really really want the vaccine, I also feel bad that it would be a semi-lie to try to jump the line when others need it more. But also, 1c is the phase before it opens to phase 2 which is basically "everyone else" so I wouldn't be jumping that far. Stupid moral dilemma.
I think just by being fat and having high blood pressure I qualify now, but our health systems are doing healthcare workers and just starting on 65+. At some point I’ll get an email to make an appointment and will do so as soon as fucking possible, but I’m not making an effort to find it elsewhere. I’m privileged to be able to work from home and keep my kids and family almost totally sheltered so I’m ok for now. Being cold and shitty helps cause I’m not going anywhere.
However I’ll whine a little about it being my 40th next month and not being able to do shit for that. I just want to be on a beach. Or a Tuscan villa. Or anywhere but here.
I got a vaccine appointment!!!! I found this site late last night and kept refreshing it!
My ILs are vaccinated, took the requisite number of days, and flew over today. We hadn’t seen them in a year. Their last visit had even been when the first confirmed cases in the country were in our city. We’ll only meet outside in masks for a few days until they have confirmed negative tests. I know that’s overkill, but better safe than sorry.
Even so, when I saw them today I just broke down. It was a lot of feels.
There’s hope. I haven’t been able to get an appt yet but I might be able to within the next couple weeks. Claws crossed, anyway.
Hope is an ugly word in my world, but damn, even I can't ignore it these days.