You know what was nice tonight? I was asked to show my Covid vaccine card. Yes I was. I gleefully displayed it with its four shots listed. I showed that sucker with pride.
I just felt the need to share that little tidbit of info. Thank you and good night.
Just got home from taking my mother to a doctors appointment. All went well. Everything her blood test was looking for is stable and happy. Nice! We’ll get it checked again in three months. She was pretty confused about the whole experience. She kept saying that the appointment wasn’t for her, it was for someone else. Generally speaking she was able to follow what was going on. She answered as many questions as she could, and I filled in what she missed. I’ve taken her to this office three times now. She kept saying she had no memory of being there before. As good as the good news is, stuff like that is heartbreaking.
The office staff was in a state of discombobulation. They went live with a new medical record software today and nothing was working. Now I know that many of my company’s customers have similarly stressful live days but given that the system they were implementing is not the system I work on, I was able to be a snooty snob and laugh inside my heart. I whole heartedly apologize for being a douche, but it was kinda fun.
One final healthcare point. I had my second Covid booster yesterday. I can’t tell if I am feeling run down and achy because of the shot, or because I didn’t fall asleep until 1:00am today and I am just too exhausted to function. It’s a question for the ages. I don’t know if we’ll ever know the true answer.
I almost missed this, but the CDC (I think it was the CDC at least) came up with new guidelines covering a second booster shot. If your first booster was more than four months ago, and you are over 50 years old, go get yourself a second booster.
Hey… I am over 50, and my booster was a few days shy of six months ago. I qualify.
3:00pm at a CVS in Salem. Booster #2. Bring it.
I don’t feel sick. At no time since getting the booster shot on Thursday evening at 8:00pm have I felt sick. I was a little alergyish on Friday morning, as I sometimes am when I first wake up, but I never felt sick.
Having said that, is the booster shot I got on Thursday the reason I am so wiped out today? I got the shot Thursday night, they say you might start feeling something after 12 hours. After 14 hours I was outside mowing the lawn, and I did that off and on for a few hours. As out of shape and grossly overweight as I am, mowing the lawn requires me to work my ass off. I did in fact work my ass off. Big time. Last night I got a good nights sleep, better than I usually get, and today when I got up and got my shit together I had to go out to run an errand at an actual store. Covid safety was not pleased with that, but I had a mask and I social distanced the shit out of the joint. Then when I got home I jumped right into my planned project for the morning: Cleaning the holy hell out of the shower. It took forever, and it also took a lot of my very fat and grotesquely out of shape self getting up and down off the floor. Much like the lawn yesterday, today’s task kicked my ass.
I’ve been a mess ever since. My legs are dead weight, my back and shoulders are killing me. I can barely move, and I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open.
My question then: Am I still feeling the effects of the shot? If fatigue is a side effect, is that where all of this is coming from? I’m guessing not, but who knows.
My second question: If I am still feeling the effects of the shot, does it change my opinion on whether or not you should get the shot? Fuck no, it does not. Get the damned shot and stop being a science denying idiot. The shot works. Get it. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Do not put the health of your friends and neighbors in jeopardy. Get the mother fucking shot. End rant. Or as HTML would say if rant was an actual tag, </rant>.
I had my Pfizer booster shot last night at about 8:00. Almost 13 hours ago. How am I feeling today? Okay. A little bit of a headache, a little stuffy, a little tired. All in all, I am feeling it more today than from either of the first two shots, and this one wasn’t even a full dose. Weird.
The Red Sox loss last night was painful, though really not unexpected. Lots of runners left on base. That’s always hard to stomach. Stealing home though… damn that was just embarrassing and painful and all of it. The good thing about baseball though is that you only have to wait a day before you can clean the slate. Game two is tonight at 7:00 and Chris Sale is starting. Here’s hoping it turns around. If anyone can shut down the Rays, it’s Sale.
I took the day off from work today. My one goal is to not feel sick from the booster and my other goal is to cut the grass. I want to wait until 10:00 or so to give the neighbors a chance to wake up. Beyond that, I just want to get through it, and I will.
For now… just watching Titans and letting the chips fall where they may. Or something like that.
So who is qualified for a Covid-19 vaccination booster shot?
(Raises his hand)
So who has an appointment to get a Covid-19 vaccination booster shot?
(Raises his hand)
A little extra protection for the start of the ALDS.