Thursday, 4 November 2021

The last few days

Have certainly felt very cold. We have woken up to temperatures of between 1C - 3C. The sun does give a hint of warmth when it fights to get out from the clouds but the very brisk wind soon tempers it.

I had my Pfizer booster jab on Tuesday, it certainly seems different to the Astra Zeneca one. No reaction from that at all, didn't feel it going in. This time though I did feel it (same nurse) and felt the fluid going in. She warned me that the booster is giving some people side effects.

I was fine until just before bed when my arm was getting quite sore and I felt a bit under par. Didn't sleep at all well due to my arm. The next day I felt a bit off. Woke up with a mild headache which got gradually worse throughout the day. DS informed me that their nurses had advised taking paracetamol throughout the day whether it was required or not!

I took some pills and felt not quite right for most of the day. Eventually, I went to bed, at my normal time, taking yet more pills. I have woken up this morning and feel fine. No headache and arm about 90%.

Already had my flu jab so am as prepared as possible for anything heading my way. We are still being careful especially finding somewhere to eat on our walking days. Most pubs we know of, are small and too crowded, so that side of things is influencing where we walk.

DDiL and DGD both had Covid recently (DDiL double vaccinated), plus her mum having had it twice (once before being vaccinated and once afterwards), I think it pays to still take care.

I just find it a tad annoying that we are still prepared to protect others (which helps protect us) but quite a few people now are not reciprocating:(

Roast belly pork slices, roast carrots and roast potato wedges for lunch today - yum.

10 comments:

  1. It's really cold here too - a stiff breeze is making it feel worse than it actually is, I think. xx

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    1. Lit our fire in our the end, we were getting too cold.

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  2. I had to scrape frost off the windscreen at 9.45 this morning, which was a bit of a surprise. Cold and sunny here today. Very few people wearing masks here now... I must ask J about the hospital bed/ covid situation to see if it's having an impact.

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    1. Our numbers are up but not to many in or in intensive care.

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  3. I'm sorry your DDIL and the baby got sick. You are right to continue being careful especially if other people won't.

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    1. Thank you. People seem to behave as though it’s all over.

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  4. Good for you on the booster and flu jab. I will be going for my booster in December and both Harvey and I are looking forward to it being done.

    I had Moderna and with the first shot felt very little in the way of side effects....Moving on to the second shot, man did I have side effects. My arm was so sore and there was a lump around the injection site for a week. It was also very warm to the touch.

    Good thing continuing to be careful, I am doing so as well and will continue to do so.

    God bless.

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    1. That’s the only problem with vaccination isn’t it, not knowing if you will react.

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  5. Your booster reaction was very similar to mine. Had no ill effects after 2nd Astra Zeneca, but this time had a sore arm and feeling off colour the next morning and worse during the day. Went to sleep at 9.30pm after taking 2 paracetamols, slept well and feel fine today. Not grumbling as I'm so grateful for the protection it offers- just observing my reaction.

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    1. Weird isn’t it but then, they are very different animals.

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