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5 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

I've friends who say they have a hard time relaxing for shots. As a result, they often have arm pain afterwards. I think that creates a feedback loop that dooms them to sore arms. I've had such a long history of painless injections that I really do nothing to relax these days. I even watch the needle go in.

That makes a lot of sense. I can vaguely remember being afraid of shots as a child, but it's such a dim memory that I suspect it would have faded ages ago if my sister didn't remind me occasionally.  As an adult, I've had more injections (and "inspections, detections, neglections and all kinds of stuff ," as Arlo Guthrie said) than I can count.  It's all pretty ho-hum now.  My CoVid shots were non-events, except that I got a nice card to commemorate them and had a friendly follow-up note from my doctor. No pain or discomfort.  As you said, I didn't expect any, so I didn't get any.

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Regardless of the competence of the person who delivers the vaccination (and they must be pretty well-practiced by now, I would think), a sore arm is the first likely side effect our NHS warn the vaccine may have.

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Most side effects are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:

  • a sore arm from the injection
  • feeling tired
  • a headache
  • feeling achy
  • feeling or being sick

You may also get a high temperature or feel hot or shivery 1 or 2 days after your vaccination. You can take painkillers such as paracetamol if you need to. If your symptoms get worse or you're worried, call 111.

The soreness is caused, as I understand it, by inflammation of muscle tissue around the area that received the largest dose.     I assume that's because most of early activity is all round there.

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I only got a sore arm from the first shot. The 2nd shot I had a sore arm and nearly all the other side effects but they wore off as quickly as they came.  It seems to affect people differently and seemingly randomly.

I got my shot around 2:45p and was woken up around 4am the next morning with the side effects. Essentially flu like symptoms. I had a remote class around 6pm that I had planned on skipping but decided to try to tough it out. I sat at my desk and drank some water and the symptoms seemed to cease all at once as the class began. I had cold sweats the rest of the night but had no other symptoms.

The next couple days I just felt kind of drained but that was it. My mother who's in her 60s had zero side effects other than the sore arm. Her friend, also in her 60s had side effects worse than mine. I got the Moderna shot.

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The Covid vaccine is the only shot I've ever gotten that really hurt. It wasn't the jab that hurt so much but the fluid going into the muscle. All other shots I've had I either never felt or it was done quickly enough I barely felt any pain. There was one RN, she was so good at it, it was over before you knew it. She was that fast and that painless. She would say, "Ready?" and before you could say, "No!" it was too late. Because she had stuck you before she even said ready. lol

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It looks like it's gonna happen here in England (not the whole of the UK). Boris Johnson just informed the nation that the 19th will be the date when all restrictions are lifted. Even face masks will be totally voluntary in public places, such as public transport and cinemas, and social distancing will be gone. The final decision will be announced next week, but the government seems very keen on going for it.

To me, it feels a bit rushed. I suppose the thinking is that, although the delta variant is quicker to spread, and infections are still on the rise, it isn't having as bad an effect as previous variants, or our vaccinations spread is good enough, or both.

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Or, if you choose to take a more cynical viewpoint, continuing the mandates presents a greater disadvantage to society and the economy than exposing a decreasing number of vulnerable people to serious illness and death.  It's a utopian decision.  As long as most people were potential CoVid victims, the scales were balanced in favor of protecting them.  Now that they are becoming the minority, the welfare of society becomes paramount. 

After a year and a half of pandemic distancing, I can see that perspective gaining ground rapidly on this side of the Atlantic.  The downside, of course, is that it's a small step from there to blaming future victims for their own fate -- whether it's because they chose to avoid vaccination out of fear or moral objection or because they have underlying health conditions that make vaccination risky for them.  It's all too easy to blame the victim (of assault, rape, financial ruin, and other disasters), and it's rarely good social policy.

Personally, I have been fully vaccinated for three months and I firmly believe that it's the right choice for most people. However, I do get nervous when I hear vaccination used as a wedge issue to separate "moral" people who have had their shots and are no longer holding back society's recovery from "selfish" people who choose not to be innoculated. (My nervousness has its limits, I admit, when I encounter people who choose to be unvaccinated out of misguided political loyalty and people who actively spread disinformation about vaccination. )

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Getting my 2nd jab tomorrow morning at Walgreens.

My reminder email today has this bit about Uber.  Thru the app (I assume there are disclaimers on validity- area) you can arrange for trips to a vaccine site for free up to $25 each trip.

So if you don’t have transportation, that offer is there 😃

https://www.uber.com/us/en/coronavirus/

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6 hours ago, Littoralis said:

Finally got my 1st shot yesterday. Fever makes it hard to be productive now, but having it done gave me some peace of mind already. 

Yeah I had that with my 2nd shot, and finally just gave up any hope of being productive and crashed in front of the TV that day. If I need to get a booster I'll make sure I get the vaccination during a period when nothing needs to be accomplished for a couple days. 

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Back from Walgreens & 2nd shot.

The pharmacist actually gave me this dose- was a tech 1st time.

He hurt me.  I didn’t feel the first one at all.  This guy was cranky that I said I had to get my shot on my right arm because I have an inner ear disorder that makes me instantly dizzy if I lay on my right- so I try & get IVs or blood work etc from right arm, too.

You’d think I had asked him to lay a solid gold egg.  He made me move the chair around the room- went on about how he has to make a triangle (say whut?) between me, himself & the table.   then stabbed me 😡.   1st shot they said “ok” & I turned in the seat & she poked me.

I don’t think the guy being rough has anything to do with it, but I definitely have a fever & my right upper arm huuuuuurts.  🤕 
😃 But I’m still glad I finally got it all done.  I hope the pandemic ends soon.  

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3 minutes ago, Pixie Kobichenko said:

Back from Walgreens & 2nd shot.

The pharmacist actually gave me this dose- was a tech 1st time.

He hurt me.  I didn’t feel the first one at all.  This guy was cranky that I said I had to get my shot on my right arm because I have an inner ear disorder that makes me instantly dizzy if I lay on my right- so I try & get IVs or blood work etc from right arm, too.

You’d think I had asked him to lay a solid gold egg.  He made me move the chair around the room- went on about how he has to make a triangle (say whut?) between me, himself & the table.   then stabbed me 😡.   1st shot they said “ok” & I turned in the seat & she poked me.

I don’t think the guy being rough has anything to do with it, but I definitely have a fever & my right upper arm huuuuuurts.  🤕 
😃 But I’m still glad I finally got it all done.  I hope the pandemic ends soon.  

Table? There was no table at my pharmacy. Just a couple of chairs socially distanced that he could easily move around. He had no problem not giving me the shot in my right arm so as not to risk making a bad situation worse. He insisted on it. Sounds like yours had just been trained like hubby's had. Mine had 20 years experience. It makes a difference but unfortunately, in this situation, we can't exactly pick and choose.

If the pain in your arm (and any swelling) does not subside within 72 hours contact your GP. Hubby's site got infected. I'm not saying yours will, just be safe and don't let it go.

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40 minutes ago, Silent Mistwalker said:

Table? There was no table at my pharmacy. Just a couple of chairs socially distanced that he could easily move around. He had no problem not giving me the shot in my right arm so as not to risk making a bad situation worse. He insisted on it. Sounds like yours had just been trained like hubby's had. Mine had 20 years experience. It makes a difference but unfortunately, in this situation, we can't exactly pick and choose.

If the pain in your arm (and any swelling) does not subside within 72 hours contact your GP. Hubby's site got infected. I'm not saying yours will, just be safe and don't let it go.

There’s a little room off to the side of the waiting area at my Walgreens.  They take you in the for the jabs.  There’s a table, two chairs, swabs, bandages, hand sanitizer, gloves etc on the table. There’s a “I got my COVID shot” sticker dispenser, too.  Put mine on the back of my card.

I’ve had pulmonary embolisms, sepsis, emergency gall bladder removal, emergency full hysterectomy (on Xmas eve no less) this inner ear thing & now I’ve been diagnosed (after 3 years of different specialists) with idiopathic intracranial hypertension.  I’m pretty on top of obsessing over “okay why does this hurt & do I wanna head on out to the ER” lol.  So I’m already squinting at my arm & hoping it gets to not hurting fast.

Me going to ER when something feels funky:

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Hubby thinking he can fix me with apple cider vinegar (like the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding with Windex)

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On 6/27/2021 at 5:16 PM, Luna Bliss said:

But I started this thread so that those who chose vaccination as their plan would have a place to talk about their process, and that was going on for quite some time.

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Linden Lab just decreed this is also the GM Biowarfare CIC Room thread. So we'll just have to 

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If you don't mind.

 

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4 minutes ago, Coffee Pancake said:

No they really didn't.

Drop it.

I swear that if they ever hire me to moderate, I will do the best job they've ever seen.

Fine. Have it your way. Those of us who survive can come back afterwords and calculate how many lives this cost the world, and then we may pin it directly on you.

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9 minutes ago, Chroma Starlight said:

Fine. Have it your way. Those of us who survive can come back afterwords and calculate how many lives this cost the world, and then we may pin it directly on you.

Yes. Because we didn't discuss it on the General Discussion forums for Second Life, it's definitely Coffee's fault. 🙃

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Just now, Storii Darkheart said:

Yes. Because we didn't discuss it on the General Discussion forums for Second Life, it's definitely Coffee's fault. 🙃

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In philosophy, a causal chain is an ordered sequence of events in which any one event in the chain causes the next.

There may be no ultimate reason for why a chain of causality occurs the way that it does beyond the fact that a chain of causality exists. The fact that certain events seem to 'cause' other events is the recognition of a pattern in the structure of spacetime and the mass-energy that exists in spacetime, which is ultimately either due OR an instantiation of the laws of physics.

(from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causal_chain )

 

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