On Thursday, I went to Vons for my second Moderna vaccine. I felt fine for the rest of the day. Yesterday, however, was a different story. I got up early and did my watering. That alone completely wiped me out; I crawled back into bed, feeling flattened.
I had to cancel an appointment because I was so weak. It was like having Covid all over again. Fortunately, I had made a pot of beef stew the day before; I knew I might not have the strength to cook. I had heard that the reaction to the second shot is worse for many people. I felt like I had been poisoned.
I developed a headache, broke out in a sweat, felt sick to my stomach, and was emotionally overwhelmed. My main concern was not being able to meet my responsibilities. My car was in the shop, and I needed to pick it up. I called my neighbor, and she said she would drive me there by 5:00 p.m. She suggested I tuck myself in and drink lots of fluids.
At around noon, I felt strong enough to walk the mile to the mechanic. I texted my neighbor and headed out in the sunshine. It was a relief to drive the car home and take it easy for the rest of the day. Today I feel back to normal. The whole experience was a reminder that health is wealth.
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