On Friday I got a Covid booster, basically on a whim, because it’s sweeping through Kansas & my family has had dealing there many times recently. I have enough comorbidities that if I get Covid without some protection it will probably kill me. So, with caution in mind, I got a booster while in walmart. My arm was a bit sore when I went to sleep that night but I was basically fine. When I woke up I was barely able to get off the floor. I sort of expected that since I was already vaccinated the booster wouldn’t do much to me, but I was SO WRONG. It knocked me on my ass & I stayed down for most of the day. By 5 PM is was able to get up and feed myself and dad, although all I could manage was soup. It felt like my head was filled with something. I had a headache at the base of my skull, which is not something I’ve experienced before. I also had a fever on and off all day. When I went to sleep I wasn’t sure what direction things were going to go.
Upon waking I quickly realized I was mostly fine, but my shoulders and back hurt something fierce. Bad enough that my breath would catch as it pulsed. After a few hours it had reduced down to being mostly focused on my left side, which was the side of the injection site. Eventually it was just my left shoulder and back, then mostly a spot on my back between my left shoulder blade and spine. A spot that felt like it was being knifed over and over for hours. Asprin helped a bit but I had to stagger it. I timed it so I could take one right before starting this page and I mistimed it just a bit because right before I took the pill the spot suddenly started hurting so much I had to lay down for a bit. Luckily the asprin kicked in quickly enough that I was able to get the page finished up. A bit late but within the realm of my ever more regular lateness. Godwilling I’ll be fine by tomorrow and I won’t have this stabbing pain to deal with.
I have no idea why I’m the only one in my family that has such a strong reaction to these vaccines. My mom was basically unaffected. She drove for 6 hours with no issues. Meanwhile I was laying on the floor like a punk. It wasted one and a half days essentially. But that’s better than 2 to 3 weeks or longer with actual covid, or more likely it just killing me. Since the vaccine makes me feel like I’m going to die it seems logical that the straight Cove will just take me out. So I guess I’m going to go through this every few months till forever. Next time I’m going to plan in advance though.
Speaking of planning in advance, you should plan in advance to support the comic via patreon or subscribestar. Or if those don’t work then by god I’ll find a way to take your money. I feel like I’m gonna need it before this covid thing finally blows over in the next ten to fifteen years…