House Pfizer Is In Me

Well, the #BoW theme here in the Silver Bloggers community this week is perfect timing of sorts, because I just got my first covid vaccine shot today!

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One of the nice things of coming so late to the game (in the States, anyway, I know a lot of places are still in their early vaccine days), is that it was easy making the appointment and no long lines once I got there. I had to wait a half an hour afterward instead of the usual 15 minutes because I am an allergy patient, but other than that, no muss, no fuss.

My friends who were chomping at the bit eager to get theirs as soon as possible were spending all day refreshing web pages and making phone calls trying to book a slot. It was actually quite mellow where I was today.

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So the theme question is, has the pandemic changed my future plans? And no, actually, lol. I am a disabled homebody who barely went out before the pandemic, it hasn't changed all that much for me during other than precautions like wearing a mask and washing my shopping bags after each use instead of just every once in a while and the like.

The last time I traveled long distance was to a friend's wedding YEARS ago, and I don't have money to go out to things like concerts or movies generally. My average is one movie per year, usually because someone takes me out for my birthday or mom says that she wants to go see one around the Yule holidays.

Actually, the biggest change for me has been the library closure. You could still reserve books and movies online and then go pick them up/drop them off outside the library, but that's not quite the same as going in and browsing the shelves, so I only did it a couple of times.

*I swear I google image searched to find a source for this one, but it said it couldn't find it! A friend sent it to me in a message and it was too good not to share. If you know the artist, please tell me!

*Yes, I am somewhere on the autism spectrum. LOL

I guess another change was that I put my dental work on hold, too. That's rather a super-exposure thing to have someone digging around in your mouth, so if I wasn't in dire straits, I wasn't going to go. Once I am fully vaccinated, I should probably do that, though. I had one of my two remaining wisdom teeth just this summer finally un-impact itself for the first time in my life to where I could get floss around the back end, and I was all happy about it because long-term, the dentist wanted to pull those for being impacted. I knew it had cavities but I thought if it was all the way out maybe I could just get fillings. Anyway, maybe two or three months later, it broke a piece off. Well I guess that's why it freed itself! We'll see what he says when I see him.

So that's about it for me; being a hermity person to begin with, I don't generally have many "go out and travel" type plans. I might go to Pagan Pride if I'm feeling up to it at the time, but the plans for that are currently in flux because they were going to do it at the park downtown, and now the city has decided to fence that park off for two months due to how many homeless people have been camping there, as if that helps anybody. The state capitol is right across the street, so I think it's more like, the politicians who aren't helping anyone saw hundreds of homeless people outside their workplaces and feared it might turn into pitchforks and torches on their doorstep. Frankly I wouldn't blame anyone if it did, but hey, that's that silly compassion of mine... ;)

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I already had my two doses of vaccines. Feeling a bit lethargic after each dose but other than that I am fine.

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now the city has decided to fence that park off for two months due to how many homeless people have been camping there

And in true genius fashion, homeless problem solved!

Glad to hear you had no immediate reactions. Always a worry with allergies. Hopefully no issues develop later, either. 🤞

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I had spoken to an allergy doctor beforehand who had come out of retirement just to help with all the allergy patients getting covid shots, which is where the "wait a half hour after and go for Pfizer" plan came from. At first they were warning about a polysorbate allergy for all of them, but for Pfizer and Moderna it isn't actual polysorbate that's in there, but something that's just really close; so at first it was that they thought if you were allergic to polysorbate, you'd probably react to that too. But since they had some statistics now, he said that the polysorbate allergy people were actually fine with the alternative ingredient that's in Pfizer and Moderna, so the advice was just to avoid J&J if that's your allergy. And then I chose Pfizer because apparently it had the lowest rate of reactions overall.

And in true genius fashion, homeless problem solved!

Right? One wonders how these people's minds work. Are they toddlers with the lack of object permanence so that if they don't see it, they think it doesn't exist? Some days I really just want to bap politicians with Homey the Clown's sock.

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Are they toddlers with the lack of object permanence so that if they don't see it, they think it doesn't exist?

You know what they say, out of sight out of mind. Probably also make it someone else's problem...

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So glad you're half way vaxxed. The Husband and I had our second a while ago and are now fully vaxxed. A bit like you, no changes in plan, but rather a curtailment of daily life. I'm over that now. Please can we have normal back?

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