Wuhan Flu: The Other Shoe Falls

Got my second shot of the Pfizer treatment yesterday.  Walked in to work, got the shot bright and early, walked home.  By the time I got home, I had a splitting headache and some vertigo or dizziness.  I was tired, but I was tired anyway.

Checked out for a while, took a nap, and then made a meeting.  So far so good, and then the bottom fell out.  Tried to make a meeting after lunch, and when I got some kind of login error (it happens from time to time), I had the strangest feeling that I did not have the energy to deal with it.  And verily, I did not.  I wound up more in bed than out for most of the day, and after a phone call with some of you good people, I fell into bed.

Sleep was sound but interrupted.  I was COLD.  Except I felt hot,  Hard to explain, but I felt as though I had a fever (thermometer said no), yet also had the shivers.  No sweats, just temperature regulation somehow all out of whack.  I put on some fuzzy jammies that the wife and boy gave me for Christmas years ago, and that helped a lot.

Was woken up by a text from work.  At noon.  I really like my work people — I complain about this and that, but foremost in my mind is the appreciation that I no longer work for bad men.  And I have worked for bad men before.  These are great people with whom I sometimes disagree.  Brief convo with work, and I’ll see ya Monday.

After that, I was up (wow, another wave of vertigo just now), so I went and got a sammich from across the street.  Felt good to eat something.

Anyway, my arm is of course sore where I got the shot, I still fee as though I have a fever — that thick-headed, feeling, and a ache all over but nothing too bad.

I am grateful that I haven’t actually gotten sick (no nausea, and nothing else along those lines), and I figure that this thing is definitely doing *something*.  Quite an immune response, to my untrained eyes.  There’s no telling whether the next ever-so-slightly different strain of the thing will just blow past my defenses, but there is certainly *something* that’s not going to get a foothold.

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  1. I don’t want to scare you but… hey, what the heck.
    COVID-19 RNA Based Vaccines and the Risk of Prion Disease

    I hear the rats are waiting for the testing on human to be complete before they take the jab.

  2. Have you priced lab rats lately?

  3. “I hear the rats are waiting for the testing on human to be complete before they take the jab.”
    Now that’s a funny line Doc.
    Feel better, BDB. My husband decided to get the jab. His second shot is next Friday. Hope he doesn’t get too sick. He’s not a good patient.

  4. Gavin Longmuir

    BDB: “Have you priced lab rats lately?”

    An oldie but a goodie. Apparently, there is a move in testing labs to use lawyers instead of lab rats:

    First, there are a lot more lawyers than rats. Second, the lab techs don’t get emotionally attached to the lawyers they way they do to the rats. And, most importantly, lawyers will do things which rats simply refuse to do.

    (With apologies to all lawyers, of course).


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