VACCINATION COLLAPSE

Garry and I got our second booster this week. Garry had almost no reaction. I thought I was on edge of death. It was a lot like the reaction I got after the second part of the original vaccination, but worse. I thought because Garry had no reaction, maybe I’d get lucky too.

I was too sick to get out of bed — the first time, short of major surgery, I’ve been too sick to get up. It doesn’t look like anyone missed me, so I think I can take that as some a message from the universe. Just when we think we are important something comes by and reminds us that we are specks of dust in a very big world.

Anyway, I’m back. Better than yesterday — obviously — but exhausted. Fevers that high make your brain feel fried.



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  1. Goodness me! I know people who had bad reactions to Moderna. We thankfully had Pfizer and experienced no reactions at all. I have been thinking about getting another booster too because a few people we know have recently gotten Covid.
    Hope you will well from here on in.

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  2. I am sorry to read this. My aunt and uncle also had very bad reactions to the second booster shot. I had my first booster yesterday and have been feeling nauseous all day today. Feel better 🤗

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    • Today I feel pretty normal. A bit tired and head-achey, but otherwise more or less human. I can’t — most of us can’t — afford to NOT get the boosters, but there are a lot of bad reactions. Fortunately, they don’t last long. For me, one really bad day, one not so great day, and that’s usually it. Still, it would be nice if they could make a vaccine that lasts longer!

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  3. I still have to get my second booster. My wife got hers and had almost no adverse reaction, so that’s encouraging.

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    • Garry had no reaction either, so I hoped neither would I. It was the reverse of the previous booster when Garry had a reaction and I had none. There’s no way to figure out what will happen. At least the reactions are brief.

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  4. I have to schedule the second booster. I survived our brief run to Canada. I got a negative Covid test so Air Canada would agree to let us board a flight.

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    • If we weren’t going to be flying, I would have delayed this a while longer. We really don’t see hardly anyone anyway, but we were due for shots and I can’t afford to get sick. I don’t think my heart valves would survive it, much less the rest of me. I do hope they come up with a vaccine that LASTS a while longer!

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  5. Feel better soon, Marilyn. It stinks that you’ve been laid low just as spring is about to maybe break through the chilly weather. I’ve never had an issue with the annual flu shots, but hope the sort out Covid so there’s a one and done like a couple of the other vaccines. Even the pneumonia vax is allegedly good for 25 years, and I think the shingles vax

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    • Well, at least it didn’t last long. One very bad day, one not so great day, and today I feel more or less like myself. It didn’t hit until the middle of the night after getting the vaccination in the afternoon. I woke up feeling deathly ill. The fever broke just before it was time to go to sleep. Yesterday I was just tired and today I’m pretty normal. So it was bad, but it was fast.

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  6. I had no reaction from my last shot, third shot, first booster. It’s all so confusing having so many. I may need to get one more as it’s recommended for over 65s and I reach that magic number in three weeks. I haven’t had a flu shot yet either. I haven’t got one in previous years but as I seem to be now about to officially be an old person, I suppose I should.

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    • The last time I got the flu, it was because the vaccine doesn’t really cover ALL the strains of flu. They pick the ones they think are coming around and sometimes, they are wrong. That last one was right before the heart surgery and they had to pump out my lungs because I had pneumonia by then. I haven’t been able to breathe normally since. The flu is the leftovers of the 1918-1920 flu epidemic — the OTHER COVID pandemic that killed as many people as WWI. Getting it when you’re 30 is bad, but not usually lethal, but the older you get, the more dangerous it gets. And you only need to get it once. The last dozen years, the vaccines have been very accurate and we are very diligent about getting them. I’ve never had a reaction to the flu vaccine in the past 20 years and the vaccine lasts 8 or 9 months (full) and then less for the next few months. Pretty close to a year.

      Considering how many vaccinations we’ve ALL had recently, I am personally really tired of vaccinations. But I am not ready to die, so… Vaccination it is!

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      • I do find it very strange that the Covid vaccines don’t actually prevent you from getting Covid but perhaps in time they will improve them to the point where they do.
        I imagine that had people been able to travel as easily during the Spanish flu pandemic as we do today it may have been even worse.

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  7. The reaction varies from person to person. I’m glad you’re okay now. I did miss you

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  8. It doesn’t seem fair does it? My husband also had no reaction whereas I felt like death warmed over.

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    • If I hadn’t had a reaction like that before, I would have been sure I WAS going to die, but I knew it would be bad, but it would be gone, more or less, by the next day. But it was pretty bad. And there’s no predicting ones’ reaction, either. Not even for the same person.

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  9. I’m so sorroy you were hit so badly by the vaccination! At least it only lasted a day — better than having the disease itself, with long-lasting effects! Take care, and do what it takes to feel better.

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    • I can’t afford the disease I’m having enough difficulty just breathing through the pollen season, much less anything worse. There’s no predicting reactions. Last one was no problem, but this one was awful. I’m just getting tired of vaccinations. I wish they come up with one that would last longer than a few months.

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  10. I’m sure no one forgot about you. We were not aware that there was anything wrong? Here’s the thing, we depend on you filling us in on what’s new in your life. This is why I don’t like, or subscribe to “social media.” Too much day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute info that is on the edge of “too much.” If Garry shared in the writing of your blog, he might have informed us of negative reactions to your 2nd booster. But, it’s your blog and we will not know what affects you unless you tell us.

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    • He was busy being worried. I was running a high fever. It felt like the second day out of serious surgery when the drugs have worn off and you realize just how bad you REALLY feel. It only lasts one day, but it’s a hell of a day.

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  11. My son’s arm was really sore for three days, as was my grand daughter’s. The two little ones had no reaction and my son-in-law had a fever of 106 and he was desperately sick. I’m sorry it hit you this hard.

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  12. So glad you made it through

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    • I really hope I don’t have to keep getting more and more shots. I survived, but that was really bad.

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      • yes, I hope that’s the last one

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        • I’m sure it won’t be — not until they come up with a shot that has more longevity. I know they are working on it. Boston is America’s health research center, so we generally know what they are trying to do sooner than everyone else. But knowing what they are working on doesn’t get it to us any faster. We sure don’t get new vaccines faster. I think we get them later because they have orders from other states and countries which get filled first.

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