Phew. On Sunday Jacky and I got our final Moderna shots for our COVID-19 vaccination. Within 2 weeks we should reach 95% immunity, yay! We will remain cautious regardless but it feels great to know we’ve completed our jabs.
But… ohhh boy that second jab was rough. For me, at least. It was really, really rough. I was basically cycling through every single side effect: pain and swelling at the injection site (arm), feeling unwell, tired, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, chills, fever, nausea and swollen lymph nodes. Yep, every. single. one.
I felt fine after the first injection, just mild pain and some numbness on my arm while Jacky had it rough, but when I was explaining my symptoms to him after this injection he said that’s exactly how he felt the first time round. Poor guy! He had to take a day off work that time and I was able to take care of him, bring him food and water and medicine etc.
This time though, he was pretty much fine. He took some acetaminophen shortly after we got home, but I didn’t and ended up developing a mild fever the evening, so I took NyQuil and slept early. I already had the next day off but Jacky informed me the following morning that he’d also taken the day off work to take care of me. Best husband ever.
We did our morning Bible reading together then I was basically bed-ridden lol. I’d slept really well but my entire body still felt weak and numb and everything hurt. I was trying to go back to sleep all morning but my body wasn’t having it, despite feeling absolutely exhausted. So after lunch I took DayQuil and… ended up falling asleep for 3hrs hahaha. I felt so much better after I woke up though. Oh, I also drank a ton of water.
Jacky started feeling a bit rough in the evening so I got him some NyQuil as well and then he fell fast asleep. I didn’t sleep as well as I had the night before, but Jacky said he slept really well. So, after all that rambling what have we learned?
- Get vaccinated!!
- Take some over-the-counter medicine as recommended by your doctor sooner rather than later…?
- NyQuil contains some magical substance to help with sleep :o
Yep. That’s it. I’m excited for things to start going back to ‘normal’ because I’m beginning to feel very drained from quarantine, but I also want to make sure I’m protecting myself and those around me by being as careful as I can.