Weekend Plans Post: Post-Vaccination Normalcy?

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  1. Avatar Doctor Jay
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    I keep hearing stories. I hope my second shot will be ok. And I also think: If the weakened virus that innoculates you hits this hard, how would the real disease be?Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Doctor Jay
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      Please don’t misunderstand. If stuff *HAD* to happen, it would have. But instead of having enough energy to attack the weekend properly, I sat in my chair. Didn’t go for a jog, didn’t schedule grocery delivery…

      I did very little and did not have the energy to be pleased to do it.

      But if I *HAD* to do it, I would have done it.Report

    • fillyjonk fillyjonk in reply to Doctor Jay
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      I had some aches and pains and a headache after the second shot. It was a Saturday so I just relaxed but tbqh, if it had been a teaching day? I’d have gone to work. I might have griped about it, but I’d have been able to work.

      I have asthma and I also have “fat,” so I assume having had COVID would have been way way way way worse, not to mention the risk of transmitting the disease to other people (it looks promising that vaccinated people mostly DON’T, but I am still masking for now)Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Doctor Jay
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      Positive stories: Neither my wife nor I had anything more than the day or two soreness at the injection site either time, typical for all injections.

      None of the vaccines use a weakened Covid19 virus. Pfizer and Moderna use a piece of messenger RNA. The mRNA causes your immune cells to produce a small amount of a single protein that occurs on the surface of the Covid19 virus. Other parts of your immune system learn to recognize and dispose of that foreign protein (and in the real world, the Covid19 virus it’s part of). The J&J vaccine attaches the same sort of protein coding to a completely different virus, one that quite literally cannot make you sick. That vector virus causes some non-immune cells in your body to produce small amounts of a Covid19 protein, which your immune system learns to recognize and dispose of.Report

  2. Avatar James K
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    Alas it will be months at least before I can get a vaccine. Still I’m glad to hear you’ve gotten your second dose, may you enjoy your return to going out and doing things.Report

  3. Avatar InMD
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    Now that I passed week 2 from J&J I took the day off and am planning on spending the afternoon at a beer garden with no regard for the crowd. I am pumped.Report

  4. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    Moderna, shot 2, tomorrow afternoon. I have nothing else planned for the weekend.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Oscar Gordon
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      If you’re cooking tonight, make extra and divvy out single-servings in EZ-Microwave Safe Containers.

      If you’re ordering pizza, order an extra one.

      Tomorrow Night You will thank you.Report

      • Avatar Oscar Gordon in reply to Jaybird
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        Got the shot, food is made, and the tribe was nice enough to send everyone home with a care package (water, tea, chicken noodle soup, gatorade, a cold pack, and a nifty pair of socks with tribal art knit into them).Report

        • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Oscar Gordon
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          Dang.

          That makes my experience feel like they shoved me out the door and kicked me in the butt.Report

        • Avatar Oscar Gordon in reply to Oscar Gordon
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          Hit me late morning on Sunday, muscle aches and cramps in rolling waves (switching from one muscle group to another from hour to hour). Napped for about 3 hours, and pushed a ton of liquids.

          During my post vaccine recovery, I watched Nobody, and Mortal Kombat (the new one).

          Both were enjoyable, especially for someone who couldn’t focus all that much. Mortal Kombat was still bad, but nowhere near as bad as the 1995 one with Christopher Lambert as Lord Raiden, so better than expected.

          Nobody was a treat. I was expecting it to be somewhat derivative of John Wick, and in a way, it was, but it has it’s own flavors that made it very enjoyable on it’s own. I mean, Bob Odenkirk is not Keanu Reeves, he doesn’t’t ooze lethality, but he gets the job done.Report

  5. Avatar Chip Daniels
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    After my second shot, I had a high fever the next day, but afterward was fine.

    YMMV.Report

  6. Avatar Pinky
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    As Re-Emergence approaches, I’ve been looking at the calendar for summer events, and there sure aren’t many that have been scheduled. Pretty sure it’s past the time when they’d have to be taking steps to move them forward. That really bums me out.

    The only thing I see on my “summer 2021” searches is that it’s a cicada year in my area. So, isolation followed by boredom and insects.Report

  7. Avatar Dark Matter
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    First shot had nothing, not even pain in the arm.
    2nd shot had pain in the arm for two days. No other symptoms.

    My eldest had a fever for two or three days after her 2nd shot.

    I know a few people who have had reactions the first.

    My impression is it’s a coinflip as too whether you have annoying side effects (my arm doesn’t count).

    Vaccine is more and more available but we’re in a hot zone so they may be giving us more.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Dark Matter
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      For us, the first shot was better than the second shot.

      What might be odd is that the first shot hit me harder than it hit Maribou but the second shot hit Maribou like a train and, for me, it was just like a particularly bad hangover.Report

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