I have been in bed for the last 36 hours with a fever and headache, completely unable to function. I still have the fever and the headache but it feels at least a little manageable now. It started with the shakes on Friday night at 2:00 am. For 45 minutes I just shook. I’ve slept for 90% of that time and this morning is the first time I am sitting in a chair instead of my bed. I’ve taken so much acetaminophen that I assume my liver & stomach will give up soon. I’m hot, I stink, and I have weird memories of the dozen or so nightmares that occurred during my fitful sleep.
Flu? No. Covid-19? No. Infection? Well, sort of. I had to infect my body with the 3rd vaccine and this is how my body reacted. I had to plan out the vaccine so someone would be home to take care of the animals. I had to make sure I could have a couple of days to just lay in bed. I was pretty sure this is what would happen because it’s what happened with the first two shots. If I reacted this way to the vaccine can you imagine how I would react to actually getting Covid?
I had to do this to myself because I am a long term cancer patient. I have damaged lungs, and I get chemotherapy infusions every three weeks. I would probably not survive Covid. I’ve been pretty quiet about the people who do not believe getting the vaccine is the right thing to do for them. Haven’t responded much, I’m definitely a live and let live person, I mean except in this case I’ve personally seen a couple of cases that make it more Live & Let Die.
The statistics are unarguable, except for those of you who apparently cannot read. People who are vaccinated have a significantly lower chance of contracting Covid-19. Of those few who do an even smaller percentage of them will get severely sick. We’ve seen this reported from every different avenue. Research companies, CDC, Hospitals, multiple countries,no one has ever disputed it. Well, except for some people on social media who have NO medical background at all.
There are many people out there not as lucky as me. They do not have anyone to take care of them. They cannot just plan to walk away from their responsibilities for two days. What will they do?
We will never get this under control. We are just creating more time for variants to emerge. I will have to get another booster in a year. I will be this sick again. I will think terrible horrible thoughts about you people who think it’s okay because so far you haven’t died.
Just get the fucking shot.