Not as Bad with the Vaccinations

I am a hypocrite. On Tuesday I went to the store to pick up my antiviral medicine. Lion can’t drive so I had to do it. I was fully masked in the store. Yesterday, however, we went to the bank with the truck and camper buyers to do the paperwork for the sale. I was not masked. I probably infected the new owners as well as the banker. In my defense, I probably already infected the buyers days ago before I realized I was sick. Of course, I have no idea who infected me. I had no illusion that the vaccination was going to protect me 100%. I just hope it helps me avoid being as sick as I might have been without it. I’ve heard it’s like the worst flu you’ve ever had if you aren’t vaccinated. I remember the worst flu I ever had. It was about twenty years ago and I was leveled for days. No, thank you. I’d rather have some sort of protection. For the record, I usually didn’t get flu shots back then. If I had gotten one, it’s probable I would not have been as sick.

I definitely overdid it yesterday. I took three extra-strength Tylenol before we left the house, but I was on my feet a lot. After the camper was gone (good riddance), I decided to lie down for a while. I wasn’t really wiped out, but I knew I wasn’t not wiped out. We watched TV, had some lunch, and then we both napped off and on. The lion took a shower, leaving the shower door open, but I didn’t think I should chance standing up any longer than absolutely necessary, so I didn’t take one. I made an easy dinner and we just vegetated.

The worst part of all of this is the horrible taste in my mouth that turns out to be a side-effect of the anti-viral. Blech. I mean, the worst part other than worrying about infecting Lion. He’s tested negative so far, but I don’t know exactly when I was infected so I’m not sure when I might have infected him. It’s possible his body has built up more immunities than mine. I hope so. I definitely don’t want him to get sick.

Maybe my symptoms won’t get any worse. I do feel better today. I haven’t taken any Tylenol. I’m waiting to see if I need it. I woke up with a sore throat, but that’s gone now. My nose is running that’s making me cough. I do have a few aches and pains, but I normally do so it’s difficult to differentiate between non-COVID aches and COVID aches. I’m working today, but I’ve told the boss I’ll do so as long as I can remain vertical. If I start to slump down in my chair, I’m out. Luckily, my commute back to bed is about twenty-five feet.

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  1. Saying that people get “less sick” with covid if they have been vaxed is a completely unprovable statement. It was told to us by politicians (D and R) and repeated by the media until it was a perceived truth in order to cover for a failed vaccination.

    1. Are you for real? It’s absolutely proven. Statistics have been gathered from the start. Hospitalization from COVID is reduced by 90% when vaccinated. Even with Omnicron, vaccinated people are 99% recovered at home. The anti-virals that Mrs. Lion and I are taking have been double-blind tested and found amazingly effective. The evidence is out there. We are also proof. So far (fingers crossed), we have had milder symptoms than an ordinary cold.

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      How is it a failed vaccination? Just by virtue of the fact that vaccinated people are either avoiding the virus altogether or are not being hospitalized means it hasn’t failed. Do many unvaccinated people avoid the virus and hospitalization? Of course. I know a few. But we weren’t willing to take a chance with our lives. Do seatbelts work? I’ve had minor accidents with and without wearing a seatbelt. I certainly wouldn’t want to have a major accident without wearing one. It’s not worth the risk.

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