Yesterday, I got my second Covid shot.
It was the Pfizer vaccine.
Admittedly, I was a little bit late on it.
The pharmacy technician asked the on-site pharmacist if this would matter.
He said it was fine.
So I filled out the paperwork, and waited for them to call my name.
Eventually, I was taken back into their small ‘vaccine delivery’ area, and got the shot in my upper left shoulder.
I was asked to stay for 20 minutes for observation, and was then told that I was free to go.
I walked out of the pharmacy feeling good.
I had done it. I was fully vaccinated.
But let me tell you… I really underestimated how crappy I was going to feel for the next day.
Here’s what happened.
A Couple Of Hours After Getting The Shot, My Arm Started Hurting
I experienced this with the first shot as well, so I was ready for it.
In fact, this time around, I don’t think that the general overall ‘soreness’ was quite as bad.
But it still hurt, quite a bit.
At dinner (about 6 hours later), I noticed that lifting a plate with that arm and holding it out away from my body was a little bit painful and difficult.
Sleeping on that arm was also a bit painful, prompting me to rotate between sleeping on my back, and sleeping on the opposite side.
I Felt Really Tired
Part of this could get chalked up to my early mornings and crazy work schedule.
But by the time mid-afternoon came around, I felt really whipped.
I felt like my brain had run a marathon, and I was ready for bed.
Of course, I didn’t go to bed until much later.
I was just really tired, and was dragging all evening (despite drinking what was probably too much caffeine to try to stay awake and alert).
I Felt Pretty ‘Crappy Overall’
Part of this could have been the tiredness.
But when I woke up the next morning, I just felt a general overall sense of ‘ewww.’
I felt sluggish. I felt a little bit under the weather. I felt a little bit cold (of course, my AC is cranked down to 65 degrees… so that probably contributed to the ‘cold’ feeling).
I got up and got dressed for work. But all I really wanted to do was to lay back down.
I Started Feeling Better
As the day progressed, I started to feel better.
What started out as a ‘sluggish’ feeling eventually returned to normal.
My arm, while still sore, is already feeling better, and this is just one day after getting the shot.
But, confidence is high, and I’m happy that I got the vaccine.
I Did My Part
Now, in my region, I can pretty much return to life as normal. I have a ‘vaccine card’ that shows I’m fully vaccinated.
It’s another important thing to check off of my to-do list that helps me to plan for a relatively ‘normal’ summer and fall.
I’m glad I did it, and would do it again.
I would also encourage everyone else to get vaccinated for Covid.
It feels a little rough. But it’s far better than getting the virus.