JAN 19, 21 .. LAS VEGAS FOR OPENERS .. MY COVID-19 VACCINE FREE-RIDE ENDED

On the hunch no one wants to hear about my Covid-19 immunization ‘adventure’, I decided to begin with four photos that our great friend Ginny, out in Las Vegas, Nevada, sent us while waiting for her ‘sweetie’ Tom Tiger to fly in from Detroit, Michigan, and (to quote Tom) ‘neighboring cities’.

Three photos, snapped from their hotel room, of the special Ferris Wheel in Las Vegas. What a good looking day it is way down there.

Night time.

I don’t know how the phrase, Enjoy the moment, was inserted into the above and below photos. My hunch is that Ginny inserted the words because she is VERY Infomation Technology Savvy. It sure IS Great Advice !!

Las Vegas, Nevada. What A City.

COVID-19 – MY MODERNA VACCINATION

In our Posts dated last Friday the 15th, and Saturday the 16th, it looked (more or less to me) that I was getting a bit of a free-ride in that I had not developed any particularly bothersome reactions or symptoms from the vaccination.

Well I still have not developed any really bothersome symptoms but yesterday, Sunday the 17th, I told Patti that I was feeling so tired that I wondered if I would be able to watch yesterday’s late afternoon NFL football playoff game. I got online and googled the possible reactions from the Moderna vaccination.

https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/moderna-covid-19-vaccine

Common Side Effects

The most commonly reported side effects, which typically lasted several days, were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes in the same arm as the injection, nausea and vomiting, and fever. Of note, more people experienced these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose, so it is important for vaccination providers and recipients to expect that there may be some side effects after either dose, but even more so after the second dose.

Then an odd thing happened. I just totally accepted the idea that I was having some side effects from the vaccination and, on the spot, began to drink copious amounts of water mixed with my Chocolate Ensure supplement. 

And that was that. The ingestion of a lot of liquid picked me up and I enjoyed the late afternooon game.

Yesterday, Monday, the same situation occurred. I had slept over 12 hours Sunday night but in the late afternoon again began to feel so tired that I wondered what was happening. Again I began to drink fluids and as happened Sunday the extreme tiredness just faded away.

Go figure. Bottom line, both of us are absolutely pleased that we got the vaccinations. 

If you’re tired you go lay down and rest. That is no biggie is it?

Cap and Patti


JAN 16, 21 .. HAPPINESS IS ?? IT SURE DOES VARY FROM MOMENT TO MOMENT

Yesterday’s Post (see the below link if you missed it) was about Patti and I getting our Covid-19 (first) vaccination in a series of two.

http://babakaps.net/?p=42431

So yesterday morning, HAPPINESS WAS :

.. Just getting the initial Covid-19 vaccination. This was an enormous event for the two of us.

.. The vaccination was absolutely painless (I myself did not even feel it).

.. Basically, neither Patti nor I had any reaction whatsoever to the vaccination. Some people (even healthcare professionals) have had unpleasant reactions almost immediately after their vaccinations.

Then, after we got home from the hospital, and extending well into the afternoon and early evening..

HAPPINESS WAS : We continued to have no reactions. I did not feel anything all day. Patti felt a slight soreness in her shoulder.

Pretty much throughout the day, both of us kept moving and rotating our arms as we were asked to do by the nurses at the hospital.

THEN CONCERN BEGAN TO RAISE IT’S HEAD-OF-DOUBT.

Paranoia runs deep. Into your head it will creep.

I would say that (in so far as I can rememer) each and every single vaccination that I have ever had (flu shots, pneumonia shots, shingles shots, you name them) left me with (at least) some soreness and tightness and minor discomfort (or much more with my recent shingles shot) in the upper arm where the vaccination was administered.

So I was (1) looking forward to and (2) fully expecting to (by bedtime) feel ‘something’ in my upper left arm. 

Da Nada. Nothing. Zippo. 

About 11:30pm last night, as I lay down to go to sleep, with some relief, I said to Patti : “I think that I am feeling something, a tightness, a soreness in my upper left arm.”

HAPPINESS IS :

This morning, when I woke up, and right now as I type these words, my upper left arm ‘feels-like’ I actually got the Covid-19 immunization yesterday morning.

HAPPINESS IS :

Still absolutely no other reactions, minor or more significant.

As I said in our above title : HAPPINESS IS ?? IT SURE DOES VARY FROM MOMENT TO MOMENT

Smiling, Patti and Cap