posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 08:43 AM
Yep. Time for COVID vaccine round two, my immune system doesn't like me boogaloo.
Yeah, I stepped up and took it for the team (the office actually and other reasons). I got shot #2 Thursday morning. I am still not a mutant lizard
creature although I can feel my body still trying.
They've improved the mass vax process considerably. No strange ladies yelling at me about believing in science for example. This time, the gal who
gave me the shot was in a chatty mood, so we discussed martial arts (she saw my nice jahng bong bruise on my upper arm - looks like a football player
planted his helmet there in a tackle) as she's been pondering jiu jutsu herself, then we talked about vaccine side effects. She laughed when I told
her about my experiences with round 1 (extreme muscle and joint pain, sweats, nausea for the night), and she told me that I would almost certainly
react to round 2 and possibly worse. She said to plan for at least a day, drink plenty of water and take Tylenol. She said I had about 12 hours.
So start up the doom clock and commence the sword of Pfizercles hanging over my head.
Work was pretty uneventful. My arm was sore like last time, but nothing horrible. So as evening set in, I went to practice. By then I had about 2
hours left on my doom timer and figured I'd be safe. I was, but I could feel it starting to set in. I have an ankle I sprained the holy heck out of,
and it started to get really, really stiff and sore. We were doing a lot of back stance on that leg and that ankle was on fire! Normally, it doesn't
I thought I would be in for it all night, but it was surprisingly calm. Instead, I woke up feeling like crap the next morning. I am currently into day
2 of what feels like a cold. I have a swollen goose egg on the arm where I get the shot this time along with soreness in that armpit and across that
collarbone. I assume these are swollen lymph nodes. All my mucus membranes in my nasal passages, down my throat and into my upper chest have that
slightly inflamed feel I get when I'm about to erupt with a cold. I've been doing the hot/cold thing, and I've been running a low grade fever. I
think the only reason I got into work at all yesterday was because I'd taken Tylenol about an hour before heading out. I also have random muscle
aches along with some truly special aches in those places with old injuries: ankle and neck and shoulder where I've had surgeries. Oh, and let's not
forget the random bouts of sweat out of nowhere, always fun at work.
I slept a solid 12 hours last night, so there is your fatigue.
I think I'm better this morning. At least so far, I feel like maybe I'm getting better.
So I would say this is at once better and worse than the first round. Better in that the symptoms are all less intense; the first shot seriously laid
me out. Worse in that these are lasting longer and while none are truly deal breaking, they all add up to make you feel like crap.
I am guessing that they are a product of a strong immune system and think that COVID on its own would have likely done little to me.