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DH and I have our second Pfizer shots this afternoon! We are so excited to get them.  We're mentally prepared for side effects if we get them. Even if we feel sick, I think it will help to know that we aren't really sick and that it will pass soon.  I am just so darn grateful that we are able to get these shots already!

I will report back on how things went.

 

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Just got the vaccine! Was just like any other going in lol. Too soon to know about side effects, of course, but I’l keep you posted.

I never expected I'd be getting my vaccine so early -- but I got my first Moderna shot today.   I was at the doctor's with my son for an appointment and it was near the end of the day and th

Got my Blue Envelope!  The appointment is this coming Sunday.  Woohoo!

25 minutes ago, edelweiss said:

Even if we feel sick, I think it will help to know that we aren't really sick and that it will pass soon.  

That's how I feel, too... way better to anticipate and know what's causing the symptoms, instead of actually being sick out of the blue and being all.... DANG IT! I'M SICK!!! I hate that. 

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1 hour ago, Junie said:

Praying for you!

Thank you!

It's been 1 hour and 15 minutes since my shot (Pfizer).  Didn't hardly feel anything when the needle went in.  I don't have any known allergies, but I did have a strange sensation in my throat about 5 minutes after my shot.  I'm ok now.  No arm soreness yet.  I'm showered and going to rest some today.  DH is fine too.

I'll report back later if I get other symptoms.

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It’s been about 24 hours since our first Moderna shots. I had a rough night - chills, aches, and a horrible headache. I’ve had migraines my whole life, so am used to head pain, but this one was a doozy. The symptoms thankfully ended a few hours ago, and I am now back to feeling like a tired version of my usual self. Oh, my arm hurts - but I shoveled lots of manure and carried hay bales, etc. yesterday -  so that may have exacerbated it.

My three kids have had slight fatigue and sore arms.

Dh feels 100% normal, not even any arm soreness. He is a little bit concerned about the effectiveness of the shot, since he has had zero reaction to it. (He knows the vaccine is effective, just worried that maybe his immune system isn’t reacting enough to it.)

 

 

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1 hour ago, mlktwins said:

Thank you!

It's been 1 hour and 15 minutes since my shot (Pfizer).  Didn't hardly feel anything when the needle went in.  I don't have any known allergies, but I did have a strange sensation in my throat about 5 minutes after my shot.  I'm ok now.  No arm soreness yet.  I'm showered and going to rest some today.  DH is fine too.

I'll report back later if I get other symptoms.

We must be medical anxiety twins lol. That is EXACTLY what happened to me. 5 minutes after I sat down in the post vax wait chair I started having this weird feeling in my throat. I'm chalking it up to anxiety. That weird feeling lasted a while--kind of a tightening. I just kept telling myself--you can breathe fine--because I was--I was fine. I got Pfizer, too.

Otherwise, I'm not even as sore as I was after my flu shot. But I'm only an hour and a half out.

ETA... Walmart gave me a sticker to wear. It's about the size of a quarter. I think they should have made them MUCH BIGGER. 😉 I want a Pfizer t-shirt.

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1 hour ago, Selkie said:

It’s been about 24 hours since our first Moderna shots. I had a rough night - chills, aches, and a horrible headache. I’ve had migraines my whole life, so am used to head pain, but this one was a doozy. The symptoms thankfully ended a few hours ago, and I am now back to feeling like a tired version of my usual self. Oh, my arm hurts - but I shoveled lots of manure and carried hay bales, etc. yesterday -  so that may have exacerbated it.

My three kids have had slight fatigue and sore arms.

Dh feels 100% normal, not even any arm soreness. He is a little bit concerned about the effectiveness of the shot, since he has had zero reaction to it. (He knows the vaccine is effective, just worried that maybe his immune system isn’t reacting enough to it.)

 

 

Could you have had covid, but not he?  It seems like the folks who I know who had covid have had symptoms from the first.

 

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Has anyone had an ice pick headache from the first Moderna?  I have never had them before, but had a few seconds long ice pick headaches the first day or so after my shot, then they went away and started again yesterday.  It's not constant, just once in awhile for a few seconds.  I was interested in the comment upthread about Moderna side effects going away and coming back a week later.  Today is my week from first shot.  I do have irritated sinuses from my seasonal allergies, so it could be a new symptom related to that, but I thought I'd ask.

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I got my second Pfizer shot this morning, and our city opened up vaccinations to everyone 16+ today, so I was able to get my oldest an appointment for tomorrow.  Youngest's birthday isn't till the end of the month, so she has to wait.  

I didn't really feel the shot going in, but my arm is a little tender to the touch now, four hours later, but otherwise I feel fine.  

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28 minutes ago, freesia said:

Could you have had covid, but not he?  It seems like the folks who I know who had covid have had symptoms from the first.

 

No, I am sure I have not had it. I read that females tend to have a stronger immune response than males, so maybe that explains it.

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56 minutes ago, popmom said:

We must be medical anxiety twins lol. That is EXACTLY what happened to me. 5 minutes after I sat down in the post vax wait chair I started having this weird feeling in my throat. I'm chalking it up to anxiety. That weird feeling lasted a while--kind of a tightening. I just kept telling myself--you can breathe fine--because I was--I was fine. I got Pfizer, too.

Otherwise, I'm not even as sore as I was after my flu shot. But I'm only an hour and a half out.

ETA... Walmart gave me a sticker to wear. It's about the size of a quarter. I think they should have made them MUCH BIGGER. 😉 I want a Pfizer t-shirt.

Oh my word, we are medical anxiety twins -- LOL!  I'm glad both of ours went so well!  I'm going to try without the meds next time, but we will see.  Back on the 28th for the 2nd dose.

4 hours in and my arm isn't sore and no other symptoms.  I am going to take a nap just because I can today -- LOL.  I worked hard this weekend to set aside this day to relax.  DH has a sore arm now, but nothing else.

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I had my second Pfizer shot this morning.  My arm isn't even sore.  It feels incredibly good to have both vaccines done.  Next up is hubby's second Moderna shot on Friday.  If I develop any side effects I shall report back. 

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1 hour ago, kand said:

You’ll be there soon! I felt that way this whole time, because I wasn’t going to be eligible for so long, but suddenly was able to get a leftover dose last week. I so understand that feeling, though. I hope you are able to get an appointment as soon as it opens to you. 

I got mine before I was expecting to get it as well... such a nice surprise!

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1 hour ago, mlktwins said:

Oh my word, we are medical anxiety twins -- LOL!  I'm glad both of ours went so well!  I'm going to try without the meds next time, but we will see.  Back on the 28th for the 2nd dose.

4 hours in and my arm isn't sore and no other symptoms.  I am going to take a nap just because I can today -- LOL.  I worked hard this weekend to set aside this day to relax.  DH has a sore arm now, but nothing else.

You know, they say the shot hurts more if your arm is tense, so your meds probably meant you had a nice relaxed arm!

1 hour ago, Indigo Blue said:

I had the Pfizer today. I felt just a tad woozy because I have vaccine anxiety, but I walked out and reclined in my car until the 15 minutes were up. So far I don’t feel too bad. I’ll update if things change. The second one is already scheduled.

I had that woozy feeling about 20 minutes after my 2nd (not ideal....I had just pulled out of th parking lot! My DS 21 was like, um...do you need to pull over?) but it passed in a few minutes and it wasn't full on pass out - just a bit light headed. And nothing other than a bit tired after that 🙂

First shot I was NOT woozy right after, and then felt sick later. Hopefully you will be like my 2nd, woozy and then fine!

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1 minute ago, ktgrok said:

I had that woozy feeling about 20 minutes after my 2nd (not ideal....I had just pulled out of th parking lot! My DS 21 was like, um...do you need to pull over?) but it passed in a few minutes and it wasn't full on pass out - just a bit light headed. And nothing other than a bit tired after that 🙂

This was why I didn't let DH drive himself from his shots, lol! He was convinced he was going to be safe to drive, and let's just say I was not 😉 . 

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Vaccine t-shirts!  Is that a thing?  We need them.

Our vaccine clinic sometimes has rubber bracelets that say “Got the shot.” I was pretty excited that they had them the day we went.  🤣

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So, I got my first Moderna shot on Friday. The reminder card they gave me says to go to a certain website to schedule my 2nd shot. The verbal instructions they gave me with the card were to go to that website on Tuesday. Today is Tuesday. The system in my state seems to be setup only for people to sign up for first shots because it gave me an error message that I've already signed up.

I tried calling the number on the card but got generic voicemail. Good thing I have until the end of the month to figure it out.

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My dh and I got our 1st Pfizer shot this morning.  So far only a little soreness.  Didn't sleep well last night, so I am a little tired but that is probably more from lack of sleep than the vaccine.  It was such a wonderful feeling to finally have a light at the end of the tunnel (with regards to trying to get the vaccine.)

 

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32 minutes ago, RootAnn said:

So, I got my first Moderna shot on Friday. The reminder card they gave me says to go to a certain website to schedule my 2nd shot. The verbal instructions they gave me with the card were to go to that website on Tuesday. Today is Tuesday. The system in my state seems to be setup only for people to sign up for first shots because it gave me an error message that I've already signed up.

I tried calling the number on the card but got generic voicemail. Good thing I have until the end of the month to figure it out.

 I hope it gets worked out soon!

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1 hour ago, Indigo Blue said:

Stuff like this is so frustrating. I went through similar things in order to accomplish getting a vaccine scheduled in the first place. After my vaccine, I was given similar instructions as you. I couldn’t schedule for second vaccine on the site I went to. Luckily, the phone number worked and a live person helped. I hope you are able to get scheduled soon. 

My mom was never able to get through anywhere. So she just went to the site toward the end of the day and they took them right in to give them their second shot.  So anyone who is having trouble might try that. 

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Over 20 hours in and still no side effects from Pfizer's 1st shot - not even a sore arm.  I am happy, but I will not let my guard down for my 2nd shot and will plan to be down a day or 2 just in case.

 

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1 hour ago, mlktwins said:

Over 20 hours in and still no side effects from Pfizer's 1st shot - not even a sore arm.  I am happy, but I will not let my guard down for my 2nd shot and will plan to be down a day or 2 just in case.

 

Yay!  I'm so happy for you.  Like you, I am planning to be down a day or 2 for my 2nd (Moderna), which is next week.  I don't want to be sick but am hoping it makes me tired so I can sleep for a change since I struggle with terrible insomnia.  

My ds2 got Moderna #1 yesterday and did fine - just a sore arm.  

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3 minutes ago, Kassia said:

Yay!  I'm so happy for you.  Like you, I am planning to be down a day or 2 for my 2nd (Moderna), which is next week.  I don't want to be sick but am hoping it makes me tired so I can sleep for a change since I struggle with terrible insomnia.  

My ds2 got Moderna #1 yesterday and did fine - just a sore arm.  

I have insomnia too!  I didn't sleep great last night, but I had the best 2 hour 40 minute nap yesterday, which didn't help my sleep last night -- LOL.  It was worth it though because that nap was awesome!

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DH and I had our second Pfizer shots yesterday afternoon.  It has now been 18 hours and all either of us have noticed as far as side effects are sore arms. Other than that we feel normal.

DD17 will get her second Pfizer shot next week.

DD20 is in Florida and we weren't sure that they would allow her to get a shot there, but she met the parameters and got her first Pfizer on Monday.

So happy that my whole family is now in the process of becoming fully vaccinated!

 

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Lol. I was secretly hoping for that "slept really hard for 12 hours" type side effect from my first shot because I haven't slept well since pregnant with my first kid & the wide-awake-at-1 am (used to be 3, but it is worse now) stuff is not great. This crowd-sourcing symptoms is helpful.

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2 hours ago, Kassia said:



My ds2 got Moderna #1 yesterday and did fine - just a sore arm.  

Update on ds2 - he said his arm is still very sore today and he had a low-grade fever last night and couldn't sleep.  

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My dd 20 got the Pfizer vaccine 1st dose yesterday. She said she felt hot, no actual fever though, had a headache and felt generally a bit rough yesterday until late evening, when she started to feel better. This morning she feels fine other than a sore arm.

The weird thing was that they put a round bandaid with a clear plastic center on her arm, and then gave the shot through it. Hadn’t seen that before. 

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9 hours ago, theelfqueen said:

Had my first Pfizer today.

Nobody had a dumb sticker. I am a scrapbooker. I NEED stickers!!! 

PM me your address. I’m pretty sure I put my sticker in my wallet with my vaccination card. If I find it I’ll mail it to you the next time I go to town. 

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On 4/4/2021 at 10:47 PM, kand said:

Has anyone heard of anyone not having a fever until three days after vaccination? I had headache and exhaustion from about 6 hours post to 20 hours post. Then I felt fine. Today, around 72 hours post, I felt a little off and saw my temp had crept up above my normal. It’s not technically a fever, but my temp usually never goes up like that unless I’m sick. I don’t feel sick though. I do feel exhausted (but I’ve had very little sleep lately, so that’s not surprising). Could this be vaccine related still? I feel a little worried, because I got my vaccine in a small clinic and was inside about 25 minutes total. Definitely the biggest Covid risk I’ve taken in a long time. Seemed worth it to get vaccinated, though. 

The nurse who gave me the vaccine said most people who are going to have a fever get it in the first 5 days, and if I get one after 7 days to consider myself actually sick. 

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1 hour ago, TCB said:

The weird thing was that they put a round bandaid with a clear plastic center on her arm, and then gave the shot through it. Hadn’t seen that before. 

That's to keep all the Gates tracker molecules trapped so they work better to target the 5G waves at your body.

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Just over 24 hours since my second Pfizer shot and NO side effects at all.  My arm is slightly sore but so not a big deal.  I am just beyond grateful to have had both doses and look forward to full protection in 2 weeks or so.   

 

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3 hours ago, edelweiss said:

DH and I had our second Pfizer shots yesterday afternoon.  It has now been 18 hours and all either of us have noticed as far as side effects are sore arms. Other than that we feel normal.

DD17 will get her second Pfizer shot next week.

DD20 is in Florida and we weren't sure that they would allow her to get a shot there, but she met the parameters and got her first Pfizer on Monday.

So happy that my whole family is now in the process of becoming fully vaccinated!

 

Our family's second dose vaccination train has left the station too and it is such a good feeling!  Husband is Friday, oldest is Monday,  middle is Tuesday, and youngest is Friday.   All of us are Pfizer except hubby-he is Moderna. 

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For those looking for vaccination t-shirts--they are a thing!  I found Pfizer on Redbubble, Amazon, and somewhere else that I can't remember now.  Just google it.  Teen and I are definitely getting one.  My favorite is the one that says "Thank you Pfizer" (Pfizer is their logo).   If you get one, please post which one you got!

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14 minutes ago, RootAnn said:

That's to keep all the Gates tracker molecules trapped so they work better to target the 5G waves at your body.

<wink>

Lol that’s what I told her! She said it might set some people off because it looked a bit like some kind of controlling device from Dr Who.

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1 hour ago, TCB said:

My dd 20 got the Pfizer vaccine 1st dose yesterday. She said she felt hot, no actual fever though, had a headache and felt generally a bit rough yesterday until late evening, when she started to feel better. This morning she feels fine other than a sore arm.

The weird thing was that they put a round bandaid with a clear plastic center on her arm, and then gave the shot through it. Hadn’t seen that before. 

It’s one of these:  http://injectsafebandages.com

It lets the nurse place all attention on the needle and none on the bandage after the shot, so it’s safer for everyone.

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3 minutes ago, Katy said:

It’s one of these:  http://injectsafebandages.com

It lets the nurse place all attention on the needle and none on the bandage after the shot, so it’s safer for everyone.

Thanks but shucks I was kind of favoring the Dr Who explanation!

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2 hours ago, TCB said:

 

The weird thing was that they put a round bandaid with a clear plastic center on her arm, and then gave the shot through it. Hadn’t seen that before. 

The kids and I had those for our flu vaccines last fall.  

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24 hours since the first Pfizer shot for me. My arm is sore, but that’s it. I actually have more energy today than usual! Maybe it’s a vaccine that will increase our strength, speed, and stamina - or am I just watching too many Marvel movies? 😉
Dh had first Moderna shot last Thursday, and had a sore arm as well.

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58 minutes ago, sangtarah said:

24 hours since the first Pfizer shot for me. My arm is sore, but that’s it. I actually have more energy today than usual! Maybe it’s a vaccine that will increase our strength, speed, and stamina - or am I just watching too many Marvel movies? 😉
Dh had first Moderna shot last Thursday, and had a sore arm as well.

My brother got his first shot of Pfizer this weekend.  He called it his "origin story." In the ten days since my  first Moderna, I've often thought of those armies of white blood cells mobilizing ang growing stronger. So, you are not alone (or at least you have my family to hang with!)

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I'm not having any vaccine side effects other than a sore arm, but I did wake up with UTI symptoms.  Went to doctor and culture said no infection but blood in urine, so they did an X-ray (and now I need to figure out how to report the tech for racist speech) to check for kidney stones and want to do a culture, follow up urinalysis in two weeks, and possibly an ultrasound to check for bleeding in the bladder itself.  (And honestly, I've been saying for almost two years now that I think the catheter damaged my bladder during/ immediately after my hysterectomy.  I've been having pain and issues ever since, and it feels like one particular spot on the bladder itself hurts.) 

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47 minutes ago, Terabith said:

I'm not having any vaccine side effects other than a sore arm, but I did wake up with UTI symptoms.  Went to doctor and culture said no infection but blood in urine, so they did an X-ray (and now I need to figure out how to report the tech for racist speech) to check for kidney stones and want to do a culture, follow up urinalysis in two weeks, and possibly an ultrasound to check for bleeding in the bladder itself.  (And honestly, I've been saying for almost two years now that I think the catheter damaged my bladder during/ immediately after my hysterectomy.  I've been having pain and issues ever since, and it feels like one particular spot on the bladder itself hurts.) 

Ouch, I hope you get answers soon.

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2 hours since DS and I had our second Pfizer shots.  Mine was delayed by a week after some recent scary health stuff that happened after (but not because of) the first shot.

DS is fine, almost euphoric.

I am harder to read.  My arm feels warm.  I had a lot of anxiety about this shot, dealing with the health stuff and having been feeling poorly.  So - anxiety symptoms while waiting after the shot, but nothing terrible. I’m very tired, but that’s part of whatever has been going on, so isn’t necessarily shot related. I’ll just wait and see.  My first shot gave me some strong side effects (body aches were the worst), so I’m mentally prepared for it this time.

So happy to have it done!

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On 3/31/2021 at 12:57 AM, Not_a_Number said:

Yeah, as someone with cold sores, I’m also not surprised. I’d be curious to see it studied further, though.

And who wants to give me points for excellent predictions?? I read the thing about shingles in this thread, and then I thought about it, and then I made sure to get a prescription for the herpes anti-viral (valacyclovir, I think.) 

And yep, I have my first cold sore in years today, 3 days after the vaccine. Luckily, I have the antiviral and took one as soon as I saw a sign, so hopefully that'll help. 

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1 hour ago, Spryte said:

2 hours since DS and I had our second Pfizer shots.  Mine was delayed by a week after some recent scary health stuff that happened after (but not because of) the first shot.

DS is fine, almost euphoric.

I am harder to read.  My arm feels warm.  I had a lot of anxiety about this shot, dealing with the health stuff and having been feeling poorly.  So - anxiety symptoms while waiting after the shot, but nothing terrible. I’m very tired, but that’s part of whatever has been going on, so isn’t necessarily shot related. I’ll just wait and see.  My first shot gave me some strong side effects (body aches were the worst), so I’m mentally prepared for it this time.

So happy to have it done!

Please keep us updated. How are you feeling with the rest of your health stuff?? 

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DH got the Johnson & Johnson shot Monday evening.  A few hours later he was feeling a bit achy.  The next day he was achy and tired and slept all afternoon.  Today he says that he is feeling almost back to normal.

DD and I got our first Pfizer shot yesterday morning.  DD has had no side effects.  I have been tired, headache, dizzy, and my ears are ringing.  No redness or swelling at the injection site, which I was sort of expected.  My flu shot last fall gave me a horrible red, hot, itchy, swollen arm for almost a week.

I am glad we were able to find a way to get them much sooner than I had expected.

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1 minute ago, Not_a_Number said:

Please keep us updated. How are you feeling with the rest of your health stuff?? 

Thanks for checking - I’m feeling back to my (new) normal now, thankfully, post-shot. Crossing fingers that things stay that way.

I’ve been having lots of ups and downs, so it’s going to be hard to tell what’s caused by the shot or the other stuff.  

Overall, I’ve been a lot better, so just trying to enjoy the up times and be very intentional about Fun With Kids every day. Which is a nice, happy side effect of it all while we wait for tests.  😊

 

 

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1 minute ago, Spryte said:

Thanks for checking - I’m feeling back to my (new) normal now, thankfully, post-shot. Crossing fingers that things stay that way.

I'll cross my fingers and toes for you. 

Remind me: what makes it the new normal? I seem to remember it's worse than the old normal 😞 . 

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29 minutes ago, Not_a_Number said:

I'll cross my fingers and toes for you. 

Remind me: what makes it the new normal? I seem to remember it's worse than the old normal 😞 . 

Some mysterious liver issue (not alcohol related).  I’ll know more after more tests!

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