Coronadiaries, August-December 2020

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Cashmere Bandit, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    That makes sense
     
  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    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.
     
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  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    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.
     
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  4. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    But sooooon baby!! I hope everything goes well on Tuesday for you :kiss:
     
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  5. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Thank you!<3
     
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  6. virgo

    virgo Chicken

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  7. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Second shot was yesterday amidst a brutal hangover. Went to bed thinking I'd gotten away with no side effects!

    So wrong.

    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.
     
  8. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    @Lh718 are you feeling better now? Hoping the side effects are short lived!
     
  9. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    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.
     
  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @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.
     
  11. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    That sucks. I’m sorry Lh!
     
  12. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Better than catching the virus, but damn that sounds unpleasant
     
  13. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    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!
     
  14. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    This is all soooo worth it. I'm just a big baby.
     
  15. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    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 :shrug:
     
  16. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    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!
     
  17. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    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.
     
  18. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    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. :lol:
     
  19. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

  20. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

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  21. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    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.
     
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  22. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    <3 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.
     
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  23. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Hope is an ugly word in my world, but damn, even I can't ignore it these days.
     
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