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I had my vaccine…

Very reluctantly, but because it’s the right thing to do. I knew it would make me unwell, but I didn’t bargain for how unwell. I became very feverish, and every bone in my body hurt. I didn’t bother to take my temperature as I was far too unwell. I was very hot indeed.

I also had trembling and muscle spasms. This is what I had feared most – the effect on my nervous system.

56 hours later, my temperature is down, most of the aching and bone pain is gone, but I have nerve pain and earlier I had sharp pain in my left shoulder.

I am fully aware of what pain in my left shoulder might indicate, but I’ve had it on and off for a long time. I frequently get pain in my chest. I know my heart is affected but not sure how. I am not ready to see a doctor about it yet. I have other concerns.

Most of us here are staying at home, if we can’t go to work. I have become aware of people jaunting around the country to hear/see concerts. I am enraged because two weeks ago our fourth paramedic died of Covid. 41 years old. Doing his job.

The NHS is so stretched. People who go for jaunts risk having accidents. That’s why they’re asked to stay local. This is a pandemic. It’s a virus with which humans have no immunity. I give up on people being decent and doing the right thing.

It’s a bright sunny day today but I shall probably fall asleep. In rugby, the Triple Crown will be fought for. I hope I get to see it.

By Chrisssie Morris Brady

I've read poetry since I was nine and have written creatively since I was fourteen (probably long before that). After writing book reviews and social comment, I decided I wanted to write poetry. I have no formal training, but I surround myself with poets and their writing. I am honing my craft.
I have two published collections which I don't feel good about, but have been published by madswirl.com and other publications. I live on the south coast of England with my daughter. I am seriously ill.

5 replies on “I had my vaccine…”

I am so sorry you got sick. I was also very ill for three days. To sick to do anything. I get my second shot this Monday and I am going to be really praying. God bless you sweetie. I will pray for you. Love ❤️ Joni 💕🤗❤️

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I am so sorry. It’s really horrible. My neurological disease complicates everything. I’m sort of OK now, but my left leg hurts. I’m supposed to have a second one in 3 months. I don’t know that I can face it. I’ll be thinking of you on Monday. God bless and much love xx

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You are so kind thank you I am grateful for your prayers as I believe they work in so many ways as God’s hears every prayer. Thank you sweet Chrisssie, I will let you know how the second one goes for me. I have fibromyalgia which I think made me sicker. Love to you and thank you again. Joni xoxoxo

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Fibromyalgia is so unkind. Maybe that’s why we ‘get’ each other. My best friend, who lives in Richmond, has it and has really suffered, and now has another auto immune disease. She keeps needing surgeries on her fingers. I cry about her suffering. You are in my prayers and love, C xxxxx

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