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May 30, 2022, 02:04 PM
 
My wife and I got our second boosters today, just before lunch. So far (90 minutes later) my arm is a little tight feeling, but otherwise nothing bad. My history says that I should wait for a while to declare myself “just fine,” but fortunately I don’t have a lot scheduled for the next couple of days, so if I have to sit in the recliner with my feet up and my MBP on my lap for a day or so, that’ll work too.

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May 30, 2022, 11:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
My wife and I got our second boosters today, just before lunch. So far (90 minutes later) my arm is a little tight feeling, but otherwise nothing bad. My history says that I should wait for a while to declare myself “just fine,” but fortunately I don’t have a lot scheduled for the next couple of days, so if I have to sit in the recliner with my feet up and my MBP on my lap for a day or so, that’ll work too.
Where is the like button?

I've heard from many that they had no symptoms post-second booster.
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May 31, 2022, 12:30 AM
 
Originally Posted by bstone View Post
Where is the like button?

I've heard from many that they had no symptoms post-second booster.
That'd be great. Here in Japan it'll be months until the government decides to let people get a second booster. My body's reaction after the third shot of Moderna wasn't as bad as after the second. The second one was just 24 hours of misery, after that I felt great. I love the miracles of modern medicine!

My wife finally got her 3rd shot = 1st booster this month. (She wasn't dragging her heels. She was pregnant when vaccines finally became available and her OBGYN recommended Pfizer/Biontech rather than Moderna, which is more common. That meant she had to wait for an allotment until September 2021.)

It looks like there will be vaccines specific for young kids, and I am looking forward to the day we can vaccinate our two little ones.
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Jun 3, 2022, 12:07 PM
 
We did feel pretty “not so good” the next day. Tired, out of sorts and achy. Which is an indication that our immune systems were active, though not as super active as when we got our second initial shots. Since then the sore spot on my arm is no longer sore, and I otherwise feel great.

We took it easy Tuesday, the day after the shots, but my wife worked Wednesday. She said it was fine. I did a longish walk, 3.2 miles at a 15:03 pace. It felt great, I just wasn’t as fast as I want to more that I hadn’t done any speed walking for a while, not because of the shot.

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Spouse has tested positive. Which throws our weekend plans in a kerfuffle. Seems mild so far.
     
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Spouse has tested positive. Which throws our weekend plans in a kerfuffle. Seems mild so far.
Talk to MD/PA about paxlovid. Supplies are good, we strongly recommend it for those who qualify.
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Jun 5, 2022, 12:24 PM
 
tested negative yesterday morning, yesterday evening I had a fever and positive test. Paxlovid is waiting for me at pharmacy. Surprisingly spouses dr did not recommend but I have had a racking cough for several weeks so I sound horrible.

Side effects don't sound great but will deal.
     
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Jun 5, 2022, 03:25 PM
 
Side effects for a few days should be tolerable if the drug does its job. Even “mild” cases of COVID can have some pretty unpleasant long-term impacts, so knocking the virus out fast should be well worth the unpleasantness…

I have a coworker who was out for about a month with mild enough symptoms that she wasn’t hospitalized. But months after she returned to work she continued to have inappropriate fatigue levels, and reported difficulty focusing. That’s not good for an occupational therapist who works with folks in rehab for strokes or head injuries…

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