September 3rd, 2021


Over it

Unfortunately, our tale was not like the many people a woman in our ward knows who had a bad reaction to the first dose of the vaccine but were fine after the second. The effects actually started kicking in around the time I was updating last night. By the time we made it to bed, it was like gravity was suddenly way stronger than usual, and all I wanted to do was sleep. It felt like my body felt the same way, and yet the sleep did not last long. It was a rough night.

The blahness continued through most of the day. It wasn't bad enough to prevent us from turning on Skyward Sword, but it was bad enough that we turned the game off after a relatively short time. Then at around snack time, we each took a Tylenol, and soon after that life started to be okay again. I'm not sure if it's because of the Tylenol, because the effects had run their course and were wearing off, or a combination of the two, but we're feeling much better now.

But now there's all this talk of getting boosters, and I'm like, noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Like, I know they had to rush to get these vaccines developed, but can't there be another vaccine in the works that doesn't suck?

Today I'm thankful for being done (I think?) with this round's bad effects (we had a brief discussion of whether they count as "side" effects when the point of a vaccine is to give you a smaller version of the disease; that kind of makes it seems like the bad effects are maybe not intended but also not a "side" effect), getting to watch a lot of neat shows (we finished Beastars (it was weird), and we started Just Add Magic (which is pretty cute so far)), having ice cream to eat for dinner (our lack of butter limited our dinner options; we would have ordered pizza but, alas, we are in another broke spurt), Tylenol, and getting to sleep in again tomorrow (hopefully after actually sleeping through the night).
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