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JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,674
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Just got my second dose of Moderna this morning. I am feeling a bit tired now. That's all I have so far. I didn't have any side effects after my first one.
 

tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
766
Northwest Lower Michigan
Absolutely. Those minor and short lived side effects are much better than what you get with covid. And the survival rate is 99%. Complete recovery is much less at this point. We just don't know how long the after effects some people are experiencing will last if they ever go away. We also don't know what other ones might show up.

So no personally I am was not really worried about dying from it myself. But I have lots of customers whose houses I am in atleast once a year who are high risk. If I brought it into their house it could easily kill them. Not to mention untill we develop herd immunity either naturally (which would mean hundreds of thousands more dead people) or through vaccination it isn't going anywhere.

So yes I am absolutely willing to go through a couple days of discomfort for the good of humanity.
I’ve had problems with blood clots for many years and have had 3 DVTs, I’m always doing things to avoid them. Covid causes blood clots in many people, that’s the last thing I need is another source of clots.

A lot of people who survive Covid end up with debilitating problems and can’t work again. Don’t want that either. Loss of smell can be dangerous or deadly too, especially when you can’t detect smoke or a gas leak.
 
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bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
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I’ve had problems with blood clots for many years and have had 3 DVTs, I’m always doing things to avoid them. Covid causes blood clots in many people, that’s the last thing I need is another source of clots.

A lot of people who survive Covid end up with debilitating problems and can’t work again. Don’t want that either. Loss of smell can be dangerous or deadly too, especially when you can’t detect smoke or a gas leak.
Yeah but clearly avoiding all of those potential problems and a 1% chance of death isn't worth the risk of a day or 2 of mild flue symptoms. My wife's grandfather died of a stroke 3 months after recovering from covid. Now he was 97 and ready to go but still.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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I know some people who were pretty unaffected and others who had really bad symptoms. And a few who died. It affects everyone differently you just don't know until you get it.
It will be great when they understand why this is and then maybe can test for it.
 
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tlc1976

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firefighterjake

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Jul 22, 2008
19,384
Unity/Bangor, Maine
The devil you know is often better than the devil you don't . . . guy at work who had Covid 19 a number of months ago still does not have his sense of taste back. Me . . . I like food way too much to take that chance. :)
 

MoDoug

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Feb 3, 2018
583
NE Missouri

tlc1976

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Oct 7, 2012
766
Northwest Lower Michigan
The devil you know is often better than the devil you don't . . . guy at work who had Covid 19 a number of months ago still does not have his sense of taste back. Me . . . I like food way too much to take that chance. :)
My daughter had it around new year’s I think. She eventually got her taste back but still can’t smell much of anything. Before the taste came back, she said everything was screwed up like most food tasted like chemicals.
 

begreen

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MoDoug

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Feb 3, 2018
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NE Missouri
I don't have a subscription, but found other information on this sensor. I hope they keep working on this direction, An early detection system for cancer would be huge.
I don't have a subscription to that site either, I just ran across the article. If this research could lead to an early detection for cancer, that would be huge. Although my preference for it would be something a doctor could use during visits. I thought it was an interesting read.
 
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MoDoug

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Feb 3, 2018
583
NE Missouri
They have dogs that can sniff out covid and they are using them..I bet dogs could sniff out cancer too..clancey
It's funny you mention this clancey, there are dogs that can detect cancer, and I came this close >-< to mentioning that, but thought I'd keep it simple. However I'm sure training them has to be very pricey, and there would have to be a LOT of dogs to do what detectors could do.
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
947
Eastern Long Island NY
Yeah, a day of misery is preferable to me over a 1% chance of kicking the bucket PLUS the much bigger risk of others kicking the bucket because I infected them. Having that weighing go the other way for any reason other than medical inability to take the vaccine is simply egocentrism IMHO.

My young daughter had it a few weeks ago. No smell. Two days of thinking "is she coughing?" and that was it for us. My wife was fully vaccinated but me and my son not (in fact I had to postpone my first shot because of this, which made me quite pissed), but consistently cleaning, wearing a mask in house etc. we could avoid infecting more people. Likely hugely helped by the minor symptoms (no coughing) of my daughter, but still. I felt accomplished.

Wednesday my second shot. Happy about that.
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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My wife and I got the J&J shot yesterday. It was pretty uncomfortable going in and distinctly felt a lot like the yellow fever vaccines I got while in the army every two years. Last night we hardly slept and I kept waking up coughing up mucous from my throat. Not as bad as some of the other people I've seen react to this thing, but not pleasant. Honestly we didn't really want the shot, but we knew it was the best thing to do.
 

stoveliker

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Nov 17, 2019
947
Eastern Long Island NY
Got my second Pfizer shot yesterday. Same sore arm, but quite the head ache (and clouds in my head). Bit better now. Hope it'll quiet down over the day and that is it.

Was busy at the county vaccination place.
 

JRHAWK9

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Jan 8, 2014
1,674
Wisconsin Dells, WI
It was pretty uncomfortable going in
really? Wonder if they did not do it "correctly"? I couldn't feel either of mine and could not tell if the needle was in or out. Pretty painless. I've felt more being bit by a fly. They injected me pretty high up in the shoulder. I was pleasantly surprised at how painless it was. I had both of mine done at the local Walgreens.
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
960
MA
Same here. Barely felt the needle , if at all. I thought, "did they really do the second shot?" :)
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
947
Eastern Long Island NY
Same here. Barely felt the needle , if at all. I thought, "did they really do the second shot?" :)
Here too. I heard stories about the amount of fluid being injected. But it was not noticeable to me. Until the new experience of not being able to lift the (good choice) left arm above shoulder level...
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
really? Wonder if they did not do it "correctly"? I couldn't feel either of mine and could not tell if the needle was in or out. Pretty painless. I've felt more being bit by a fly. They injected me pretty high up in the shoulder. I was pleasantly surprised at how painless it was. I had both of mine done at the local Walgreens.
Differences in vaccines. I had the one shot J&J and it felt like some other injections I've had in the past, like the yellow fever vaccine I mentioned.
 

JRHAWK9

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Jan 8, 2014
1,674
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Differences in vaccines. I had the one shot J&J and it felt like some other injections I've had in the past, like the yellow fever vaccine I mentioned.
Do they use different sized needles? My sister got the J&J one, I just texted her to ask her about it. She responded it made her flinch a little. Whatever that means! ;lol
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
Do they use different sized needles? My sister got the J&J one, I just texted her to ask her about it. She responded it made her flinch a little. Whatever that means! ;lol
Has nothing to do with the needle, I didn't even feel that part. I guess you've never had to get the "peanut butter shot".
 
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vinny11950

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May 17, 2010
1,716
Eastern Long Island, NY
Got my second shot of Pfizer on Monday. Today is the first day that I don't feel tired and achy. Tuesday night was very uncomfortable. Going up and down the stairs felt like my knees were going to break. Glad that part of it is over. Looking forward to my short vacation to the Jersey shore in early June.
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,674
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Has nothing to do with the needle, I didn't even feel that part. I guess you've never had to get the "peanut butter shot".
ahhhh.....gotcha, so it's the actual injection of the substance into your muscle which was the uncomfortable part.

You are right, I have very limited experience with vaccines and needles in general. I vaguely remember getting some vaccine booster (maybe??) back when I was teenager or something, but don't remember much about it. Other than that it's just been from getting poked by "vampires" to have blood panels ran.
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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ahhhh.....gotcha, so it's the actual injection of the substance into your muscle which was the uncomfortable part.

You are right, I have very limited experience with vaccines and needles in general. I vaguely remember getting some vaccine booster (maybe??) back when I was teenager or something, but don't remember much about it. Other than that it's just been from getting poked by "vampires" to have blood panels ran.
I've had to get many vials of blood taken and those needles are easily the most uncomfortable, and I hate needles in the first place. The peanut butter shot is a penicillin shot everyone gets in basic training, among other applications, if you had one you would remember. It's probably one of the most painful injections. I'm still feeling the side effects of the J&J, but not like I was last night.