Finally, after much waiting, I got my first shot today. The second will come in October.
My employer allowed for today and tomorrow off work, of which I’m glad because I need it. Of the side effects from AstraZeneca, I have a few of the mildest and most common, and one of the less common:
- feeling tired
- tenderness where you had the vaccine injection
One thing not on the lists I’ve had for the last two hours is flu-like symptoms, cold and chill along with the nausea. Just none of the more serious ones. At least the pain in the arm has subsided fifteen hours on.
The worst part was making the mistake of looking when the nurse spoke, seeing that three centimetre long needle aiming at my arm. I was already nauseous before she had even stuck me. That always happens, I’m a baby when it comes to needles such as when they draw blood for the annual medical checkup.
– Lemmy Kilmister, from the Motorhead song “Back At The Funny Farm” (1983)
One thing that annoyed me: instead of injecting in the middle of a big black spot on my tattoo, she aimed for unmarked skin. Now there’s a visible spot instead of being hidden by the ink. I was also expecting a battle at the desk because I turned the chair around, though nothing happened. I wanted the shot in the other arm, not my left.
I feel too off to write any more, even though I intended to (e.g. reopening measures that started on July 27). We have a good shot of getting back to where we were in May, thanks to near total adherence to mask wearing and following rules. Now let’s see the jerks who caused this be held responsible for 780+ deaths.
I also plan to talk about how China might be too busy all year to pull any nonsense. The entire country’s infrastructure is at risk.
Annnnnd the poke-in-Beijing’s-eye that the olympics have been.