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Now that it's done

Sunday, April 18, 2021

DH and I got shot #2 yesterday and the anticipation, expectation, conditioned response is killing me! Not literally -- ha! As much as I prepared mentally for this by reading and checking with others, I still wondered what my experience would be. And realizing that what will be, will be, we spent part of yesterday afternoon working in the yard.

We cut back grasses, trimmed a tree, raked leaves and branches, sprayed weeds, filled bird bath and feeders, and talked about landscaping changes.

And even though my upper arm "felt" like it was sore when I raked and hoed, I wonder whether that was my subconscious trying to tell me I should stop while I'm ahead. There could be serious repercussions if I got sore and tired from working and that would be on top of being sore and tired and achy and feverish from the shot.

I decided not to listen to that inner voice and we finished what we intended to do. I dressed a bit warmer for bed because I'd read of people getting chills. I didn't get chills. I don't have a fever. I stayed in bed longer just because I could. I'll probably take a nap today, just because I can.

Relying on a worst-case scenario just to make things easier in the short term is not the right choice. Inform yourself, don't hold yourself back. Be aware, don't be afraid. Be confident, don't tell yourself you can't do it. I'm not saying anything new here, although it helps me to write the words and say them to myself.

Now that the shot is history and I'm feeling pretty much OK, I'm looking forward to having a nice non-stressful day. A bit of work outside, some laundry, maybe even a nap. Because I can.
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    I like doing things because I can! Sounds like a nice day!
    19 days ago
    Glad your shots are now all complete. Taking it easy or napping is not a bad thing and it is always nice to say "because I can" rather then because I have to.
    19 days ago
    Same with me, no big deal. My daughter had fever and chills after the 2nd shot. Maybe that’s the case for younger people. Who knows? I’m just happy to be vaccinated!
    19 days ago
    Hubby and I got our second Covid shot Friday. Like 2BDYNAMIC I had heard to expect a stronger reaction than from the first. My arm felt more sore but I actually didn't feel as tired as I did after the first shot. I guess everyone is different. I am happy that so many people are getting the vaccine.
    19 days ago
    emoticon for getting the vaccine. emoticon
    19 days ago
    I just got my second shot Friday---I heard some grim things--"Oh this will be waaaaay worse than the first!" ... I like to have something to say about my health, so I did not prepare for the worst scenario. I had a tiny headache, but longed to take a walk in the sunshine---so we did. Also vacuumed and did some 'fun
    shopping...........Later, had lunch, and had a great nap----deep sleep.. Slept like a baby last night---and woke up w/ not even a small headache. Going to enjoy the day. Enjoyed your blog.
    19 days ago
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    Naps can be good things
    20 days ago
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