Congrats! It really seems to make a difference for the personal well-being. Sadly, I do not speak from own experience. Yet.
May that situation change as soon as possible. I feel better, immensely, even just with the knowledge that it is finally going to happen.
Wonderful news!! You will feel so much lighter! One doesn’t realize until it begins to lift what a heavy dread hung over us for more than a year.
That’s how I imagine it will be, actually – trying to suppress fear for so long has been really damaging. I will still wear a mask etc but I know my mental state will improve hugely.
Congrats! It left me with a feeling of being able to live and breathe again to a point.
‘To a point’? I can imagine lingering PSTD to be honest, on a mass scale. It definitely ain’t all over yet.
Oh my god, I can’t even tell you. Did you feel similarly?
Such a relief for you, congratulations and may you have no side effects.
Thanks. And even if I do, I don’t care. I just want some protection against the larger monster. SO. BADLY.
Sweet relief, huh? I hope you’ll be like Ric and me: no side effects, as in NONE, after two shots each, AstraZeneca and Moderna. We’ve had friends that have experienced mild fatigue and achiness, but knowing that they were now vaccinated and in the clear far, far offset the discomfort. I really did have a lump in my throat after both shots. Bloody grateful, we are. So happy for you and Duncan.
Thanks Robin. D’s is a month later (his school sensibly is doing this when the teachers are on summer break: in mine, naturally, people are expected to work even if they get the shot on a school day).
I was so emotional yesterday.
Hope my message got through. Hasn’t shown up. Essentially, it was: YAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!
I said that so many times yesterday: in fact in the teacher’s room my immediate response was the Japanese equivalent:
Y A T T A !!!!!!!!!
Hurrah huzzah. So happy for you. One shot or two? You will be fine. The side effects can be somewhat odd (will be interested to hear which vaccine the J-govt go for), but they are short-lived, and as we know soooo much better than the real thing. Onwards and upwards. Next post: “Which perfume to wear for my vaccine appointment?”
Hilarious. Perhaps I should. Honestly, e – I am delirious.
We are getting Moderna.
SO happy for you, Neil! Getting the vaccine is a serious mental relief – I’m surprised at your colleagues, especially the abstainers – perhaps they need to see more people immediately around them vaccinated before taking the plunge (pun intended) themselves. To finally see friends and family again…I got mine just in time, I was really on the path to mental, physical, spiritual burnout. Still recovering, frankly, as so many of us are!
Great to hear. The burnout you speak of is what I, like millions of others, have been feeling – the timing couldn’t be better. I can imagine the return being tentative, but I already feel different and it hasn’t even happened yet.
Must be careful this week.
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