Feeling Sleepy

Okay, I have to admit that this Vaccination has not been what I expected. I’ve had flu shots for over 33 years. Just before that, I got the flu so badly that I prayed for death. (not really, but I was so sick) So, even though I have gotten the flu off and on over the years, despite having my flu shot, I have always felt like it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

Flash forward to November of 2019. I got what I thought was the common flu, but I was so sick that I stumped all the doctors I saw. I couldn’t breathe, so I was put on an inhaler every couple of hours. The cough was terrible and they had me on special pills for that.

Worst of all, I didn’t get well. I ran a high fever for weeks, couldn’t eat, and forced myself to get liquids in, but it was like drinking liquid cardboard. About the time that the doctors wanted to admit me, I started to do a little better, but it took me a good 6 weeks of doing nothing but staying in bed.

Was it Covid? I’ve always thought it probably was, but back then they did not have a test. However, my medical team thinks it probably was, after seeing so many cases of it over the last year.

So, yes, as soon as it was offered I went in for my first shot. Moderna. The first day wasn’t too bad. Mostly fatigue. The second day I was achy, tired and the old arm was sore. The third day, I woke feeling great until about noon, when I was so tired I fell asleep in my chair.

Just working through all the after-effects of the shot, but really convinced that this is the right path for me. The sickness I had in 2019 was bad news!

I hope that those I love will be vaccinated soon.

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4 thoughts on “Feeling Sleepy”

  1. I reckon we had some form of COVID in 2019 when we travelled to England via UAE. The symptoms match perfectly and it was like no other virus I have ever contracted. I remember you being so unwell in 2019. I must have the vax, but I am not looking forward to it.

  2. They have likened it to the Shingrix shingles shot after effects. I was exhausted for a few days after the first shot and got hit hard with full on flu symptoms for 24 hours after the 2nd. I’ve never felt a thing after any other vaccination. My son got hit hard by the Covid shots but my husband was fine. I’m still trying to schedule mine. 🙁

  3. You’re right that they didn’t have a Covid test in 2019, but I am a bit surprised that no one did a blood test on you for antibodies any time last year. I was essentially asymptomatic when I had Covid, I would not have known I had it except for the fact that the antibodies showed up in a blood test two months later. It is irrelevant now that you’ve been vaccinated. I am glad your side effects weren’t too bad.

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