Sore arms, sore head. And a little bit of courtesy to spin the wheels.

Started by Gyppo, September 29, 2023, 01:09:14 PM

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I had both a flu and a Covid vaccine yesterday, one in each arm.  Arrived at the surgery 25 minutes early, because of the way the buses run and managed to avoid the inevitable queue.   I wandered the mazelike corridor rather than waiting patiently, found the 'shooting gallery', and the nurse and her record keeper were quite happy to stab me early and cross me off their list.

I told her I rarely do any side effects and then zipped around town to grab a bit of shopping before going home.  Over the years there's been a couple of times when I've had what I call 'fast track flu', just a couple of hours of full-on symptoms after the vaccine, so I went to sleep when I got home.  Woke up later and felt fine.

But I had a pig of night, both arms ached, and woke up with a rather nasty headache.  Quite a shock to the system as I very rarely do headaches, but after breakfast I took some paracetamol and now feel almost civilised again.


The nurse made me smile though, as she went through the pre-jab checklist.  "Are you on any blood-thinning medication?"

I did a mental check on my list of pills. 

"I don't think so."

"If you are we'll soon know.  You'll squirt all over me when I pull the needle back out."  (Cheerful soul.)

No squirt, so I said 'Thankyou very much, ladies.  I hope the rest of your day is as straightforward is this was."

They looked at each other, and then said in almost synchronised stereo, "That's really nice. Thankyou."