Got my first dose!

abita
abita Member Posts: 1,146 Member

I got my first does of vaccine for covid today! It feels so good that soon I only have to worry about cancer :)

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,671 Member
    edited March 2021 #2
    I am quite sick today

    My first thought was Cancer, my second COVID. 

    At the end of the day, I've probbaly just got flu or something.

    I'm too young to get the shot. My husband - who is younger than me, and its his birthday today - has had his.  

    I'm glad the shot makes you feel safer.   

    Tru

  • yetti
    yetti Member Posts: 82 Member
    edited March 2021 #3
    That’s great Abita!

    Hello Abita I'm so happy to hear that you got your 1st covid vaccine !  Which vaccine did you get?  I got Moderna,  had 1st one on feb 10 and 2nd is on March 10 ! I did have side effects. Headache body aches,   sweaty. No fever. I checked. But felt warm heartburn. Im wondering if I'll have side effects after the 2nd vaccine !  I'm a stage 4 B endometerial cancer survivor !  Just wanted to know how you felt after the vaccine ?  Sincerely Yetti 

     

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,146 Member
    Trubrit said:

    I am quite sick today

    My first thought was Cancer, my second COVID. 

    At the end of the day, I've probbaly just got flu or something.

    I'm too young to get the shot. My husband - who is younger than me, and its his birthday today - has had his.  

    I'm glad the shot makes you feel safer.   

    Tru

    Hope it isn't covid, cance,

    Hope it isn't covid, cance, or the flu, maybe just a mild cold :) 

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,146 Member
    yetti said:

    That’s great Abita!

    Hello Abita I'm so happy to hear that you got your 1st covid vaccine !  Which vaccine did you get?  I got Moderna,  had 1st one on feb 10 and 2nd is on March 10 ! I did have side effects. Headache body aches,   sweaty. No fever. I checked. But felt warm heartburn. Im wondering if I'll have side effects after the 2nd vaccine !  I'm a stage 4 B endometerial cancer survivor !  Just wanted to know how you felt after the vaccine ?  Sincerely Yetti 

     

    I got pfizer. So far, no side

    I got pfizer. So far, no side effects, but it has only been about 2 hours :)

    Hope you and I both have easy time with the 2nd dose!

    I feel very lucky to have gotten it through MSK, as it was easy peasy. I see the lines on TV, and that looks not so great.

    Such a pretty cat!

  • Tueffel
    Tueffel Member Posts: 323 Member
    edited March 2021 #6
    Yes

    Congratulations on your first dose! Isnt it wonderful to be vaccinated? Knowing one worry, covid, is gone? 

    I felt so happy about my first dose. I thought this whole pandemic will end soon because of this, studies will go back to normal and meeting friends is okay then even though I will have patients again. 

    I hope your arm is well. My arm really hurt for 2 days. I will get my 2nd dose tomorrow. Hope I wont get "sick".

     

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,146 Member
    edited March 2021 #7
    Tueffel said:

    Yes

    Congratulations on your first dose! Isnt it wonderful to be vaccinated? Knowing one worry, covid, is gone? 

    I felt so happy about my first dose. I thought this whole pandemic will end soon because of this, studies will go back to normal and meeting friends is okay then even though I will have patients again. 

    I hope your arm is well. My arm really hurt for 2 days. I will get my 2nd dose tomorrow. Hope I wont get "sick".

     

    It is such a relief! I know I

    It is such a relief! I know I still have a second dose to go, and then the time for it to take effect, but it feels so good to be on the way!

    Good luck on no effects from the second dose. It has only been 2 hours, so far so good. 

  • Tueffel
    Tueffel Member Posts: 323 Member
    edited March 2021 #8
    abita said:

    It is such a relief! I know I

    It is such a relief! I know I still have a second dose to go, and then the time for it to take effect, but it feels so good to be on the way!

    Good luck on no effects from the second dose. It has only been 2 hours, so far so good. 

    Effect

    You have the Pfizer one right? There are already some studies which are not proofread yet so not official that even before your 2nd dose you will have a slight protection from covid. I believe it was around 60% after 2 weeks. So yeah the mRNA already does its work. 

    Thanks! I am just happy to be protected from tomorrow on. Also my parents are, one worry less for their child ;)

    Keeping my fingers crossed that you wont get side effects 

  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,403 Member
    edited March 2021 #9
    Congrats

    Good news.

    I am getting my first one Saturday... 

  • worriedson714
    worriedson714 Member Posts: 333 Member
    edited March 2021 #10
    Congrats abita

    Who is all getting the vaccine where your at abita ? Here you got to be 65 or over or frontline worker it's so annoying there not even to people with medical conditions yet . 

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,146 Member
    edited March 2021 #11

    Congrats abita

    Who is all getting the vaccine where your at abita ? Here you got to be 65 or over or frontline worker it's so annoying there not even to people with medical conditions yet . 

    I live in NY. We are at 1C,

    I live in NY. We are at 1C, which includes underlying conditions

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 739 Member
    edited March 2021 #12
    Happy that you are getting

    Happy that you are getting the shot. Must be a big relief for you. I have to wait few more weeks as I'm in the 75 to 80 age group.

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,146 Member

    Happy that you are getting

    Happy that you are getting the shot. Must be a big relief for you. I have to wait few more weeks as I'm in the 75 to 80 age group.

    NY is good at getting the

    NY is good at getting the doses out, so your age group is already open to getting. They were before the immunocompromised. I knew I wanted this, but honestly, it was even more. I feel like a HUGE albatross has been lifted.

  • MandiePandie
    MandiePandie Member Posts: 104 Member
    edited March 2021 #14
    Woo hoo!

    For 24 hours after my sister got her second shot, she felt exactly how I felt with COVID. Body pain, fever and fatigue, but a day later she was completely normal again. My 80 year old grandfather felt nothing with both shots. So hopefully you get no side effects at all and even if you do, way better than COVID obviously! Just make sure you don't take any antii inflammatory medicine if you have side effects because they say that lessens your immune response. Congratulations! 

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,146 Member
    edited March 2021 #15
    I already have appt for

    I already have appt for second dose.

    However, for either vaccine, the issue I believe is that because of lowered immunity due to chemo, they are not sure if those on chemo will build the anti-bodies needed. 

  • yetti
    yetti Member Posts: 82 Member
    edited March 2021 #16
    2nd dose Moderna

    I had my second dose of Moderna yesterday.  I went got vaccine and came home had lunch and laid down I felt so tired.  And I got a headache I could not get rid of. , body ache and sweaty feeling. no fever I checked.  I went to bed and was awoken by having to vomit  like 2:30 am. I called in sick to work  no warning. Of it just hit me !  I rested most of today I'm feeling better. To return to work tomorrow. Ugh 

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,671 Member
    yetti said:

    2nd dose Moderna

    I had my second dose of Moderna yesterday.  I went got vaccine and came home had lunch and laid down I felt so tired.  And I got a headache I could not get rid of. , body ache and sweaty feeling. no fever I checked.  I went to bed and was awoken by having to vomit  like 2:30 am. I called in sick to work  no warning. Of it just hit me !  I rested most of today I'm feeling better. To return to work tomorrow. Ugh 

    Sorry to hear....

    that you had a reaction to your second dose.

    Here's hoping that it has all passed, and you are able to go back to work.

    Tru

  • darcher
    darcher Member Posts: 304 Member
    Not on the short list
    According to my oncologist last week, I'm too young and with no symptoms I'm not on any short list to get the vaccine. Good? I don't know. I've known a couple people who've had the dreaded covid-19. One, a while back said they got sicker than a dog for a couple weeks. Another from last week said she'd had it and it wasn't even as bad as the last flu she had. Also added that since she's now got the antibodies to it that being close to her would be a benefit. Maybe that was a ploy, lol.
  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,146 Member
    darcher said:

    Not on the short list
    According to my oncologist last week, I'm too young and with no symptoms I'm not on any short list to get the vaccine. Good? I don't know. I've known a couple people who've had the dreaded covid-19. One, a while back said they got sicker than a dog for a couple weeks. Another from last week said she'd had it and it wasn't even as bad as the last flu she had. Also added that since she's now got the antibodies to it that being close to her would be a benefit. Maybe that was a ploy, lol.

    Were those people cancer

    Were those people cancer patients? Glad that your friends are okay, but over half a million have died in this country, and also there are pople with long term effects. So I am happy to get my vaccine.

  • Erica2016
    Erica2016 Member Posts: 34 Member
    YAY!

    Congratulations Abita! and to everyone who has gotten the Vaccine, Hope the second dose goes well for you