It has been an interesting week.
On Sunday I had my first Covid jab. I drove into the car park at the vaccination centre and after being part of what came across as an impressive military logistical operation, I came out with a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine having been injected into me.
Initially I felt fine. I thought maybe I would be lucky and maybe avoid the possibility of any side effects, but how wrong could I be? In the evening I suddenly started to feel strange. My limbs ached as did the area in the upper arm where I was punctured and I was suddenly dog tired.
After a night’s sleep I still felt quite rough, but I went to work and as the morning went on I thought I was beginning to feel a little better. It didn’t last however and by early afternoon I was at home feeling like I had been hit by a double decker bus. After spending most of the afternoon and evening dozing in the chair, I went to bed and slept right through to the morning. Tuesday morning, apart from the aching arm, I felt great.
In 12 weeks I will get the second dose and I believe the side effects can be worse than the first time, but I don’t care - if it means I am protected from this damn virus I’ll put up with it.
A day or so before going for the jab, I woke up on Friday morning with my left eye all bloodshot as if I’d had a pasting from both Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua at the same time. In fact the white of my eye is still looking very red and it seems as though I am getting in some early practice for next Halloween.
It is caused by a subconjunctival hemorrhage which is brought about by my hypertension and I suffer from them about once every 18 months or so. The first time I ever had one, I was rushed to Lister Hospital A&E department who very quickly told me there was nothing to worry about. Nowadays they seem to concern other people who think there must be a major problem going on while I am really not bothered.
The veg plot is going well. I have shallots and garlic planted and I have transferred some winter cabbages I have had growing in the greenhouse out into one of the beds. Inside the greenhouse I have tomato, sweet pepper, lettuce, cabbage and spring onion seedlings all sprouting.
I mentioned in the last post that I would write about the unexpected promotion I will soon be getting at work, but I’m going to hold fire on that one for now. I will explain all at a later date.
Now I must go because it’s Thursday night and I have Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz to tune into on YouTube.
See y’all soon.