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Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior MemberPosts: 2,142 Senior Member
I was on three different lists in different cities for the COVID vaccine.  Archer City called me yesterday, they said Henrietta hospital has 700 vaccines that had to go that day.  My wife and I jumped in the truck and made the hour drive.  We sat in a 1/2 to 5/8th mile line, though it only took about 45 min to make it through the line.  I received the Pfizer vaccine, I go back in three weeks for the second shot.   So far all I have is one sore shoulder.

Quick update.  I went to my lung doctor for some tests in early Jan.  During the exam he said he wasn't hearing air going into my right lung.  He scheduled me for a CT scan and a Sniff test (live x-ray).  Sure enough my right lung is elevated and  my diaphragm is stuck in the open position.  Not much they can do to fix it the x-ray doctor said.  To say I was bummed leaving the hospital would be an understatement. 

A week ago Friday I had my tele-visit with lung doctor.  He confirmed my right lung isn't functioning and probably never will.  He did say the diaphragm is stuck in the open position which means when I inhale some air goes in and the lung is healthy.  He asked if in the past had I ever had a CT scan of my chest.  I said yes but couldn't remember the year.  He searched and pulled up my 2013 CT scan and my right lung was elevated and the diaphragm in the same position.  The doc said chances are you've probably had this all your life and no one picked up on it.  At least Covid didn't do it.  My new CT scan showed minimal scaring on my lungs which was great.  He closed with it's a miracle you made it off the ventilator with only one lung.

I'm getting stronger and walking more and doing well.  Have a great weekend everyone!
Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,537 Senior Member
    Glad to hear you're still getting better
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,841 Senior Member
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,302 Senior Member
    Great News Jeff
    Does that mean that you may be able to dive again?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,064 Senior Member
    be prepared, dose 2 of the Pfizer has had dramatically more side effects than the first in our hospital. 
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,142 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Great News Jeff
    Does that mean that you may be able to dive again?
    It looks as though I've been diving on one lung the whole time or at least the last seven years.  The goal is by mid to late summer to make a trip down to Dallas.  Texas Health Resources the hospital affiliate my wife works for has a Hyperbaric chamber where they'll test divers to see if they're still ready/able to dive.  I figure it's better to get tested in a controlled environment than drop off the side of a boat and discover I wasn't ready.  

    Sakodude,

    I've heard number two can be bad.  My wife didn't have any issues with the exception of a sore arm on both shots.  I'm optimistic but ready for what comes with it. 
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,018 Senior Member
    We both got our second shot,  Moderna,  on Friday. My arm got a little sore but that was about it. Wife had a headache, sore arm and tired. 
    The whole process has gone smooth here. We were scheduled for 8AM, got there a early and cars were backed up a little, but once they opened up everything flowed steadily. We were back home by 9AM. All things considered, I think the vaccination program is running better than expected! "Bidens" plan is working!! Image result for dripping sarcasm
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,937 Senior Member
    I've had both Pfizer vaccine doses. I had zero side effects with both doses, aside from a sore shoulder for a day after each shot.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,302 Senior Member
    Awesome.
    I get my 2nd moderna shot Thursday

    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,689 Senior Member
    Well NC is a mess and it’ll be months before my “group” comes up.  So tell you what guys, If y’all turn into Zombies I’ll make sure to make it swift and painless for you 😁
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,302 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Well NC is a mess and it’ll be months before my “group” comes up.  So tell you what guys, If y’all turn into Zombies I’ll make sure to make it swift and painless for you 😁
    It is no different down here.
    I only got mine because of where I work
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,783 Senior Member
    Glad you got yours Ron. No vaccines here for us until maybe next year, so might get our doses in Chile if we travel over there to see the in-laws in May; M.I.L. already got her 1st. dose yesterday.
  • mosseybuckmosseybuck Member Posts: 537 Senior Member
    I got my second shot Feb 6th, was warned side effects would probably be worse than first. They were, really sore shoulder for a couple of days and chills the first night. After chills subsided I got the most sound sleep I've had in months! Then after a couple more days everything, got back to normal. Feel fine now.
    USMC '59-'65, NRA Lifer, Tennessee Squire
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,159 Senior Member
    I got a "shot" once many years ago.   It wasn't fun, and I don't wanna do it again.  I'm happy for those who got it, but I'll pass.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,427 Senior Member
    Got my 1st shot this morning. 
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,463 Senior Member
    Monday will be two weeks since my second Moderna shot.  I guess I'll be bulletproof at that point. :D

    First shot (administered in the AM) was a little bit of a sore arm and felt a little crappy the next day.

    Second shot (also administered in the AM) gave me slightly sore arm kicking in later in the day and a mild fever of about two degrees over the night.  Hesitated about going to work, but sucked it up and felt fine by 9:00am, apart from the sore arm.

    Wife did a little worse with hers.  All things considered, no big deal.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,427 Senior Member
    My DIL got her 1st one yesterday and has felt bad all day today. 

    My mom started feeling bad 11 days after her 2nd shot. Idk if it was the vaccine or something else. 

    So far I’m fine. We’ll see what happens tomorrow 
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,689 Senior Member
    edited March 13 #18
    They just advanced my date to a couple of weeks from today for my "group".  I have no idea which vaccine I'm getting.  I really don't care, I've been exposed to over 50 people every week in classes and personal training every week for months, traveled by air multiple times, eat out all the time, violated social distancing frequently and I HATE my stupid neck gaiter thingy which is only used to get into stores.  AND, so far I'm good...

    I take100mg of Zinc and double dose of D Vitamin every day and I think so far it's worked for me.  No flu, no colds, no COVID  B)


    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • N454casullN454casull Member Posts: 619 Senior Member
    My father got the first shot then had a stroke. 
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,029 Senior Member
    My father got the first shot then had a stroke. 





    Sorry to hear that,Just prayed for your dad o:) How soon after the shot did the stroke occur?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,087 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    They just advanced my date to a couple of weeks from today for my "group".  I have no idea which vaccine I'm getting.  I really don't care, I've been exposed to over 50 people every week in classes and personal training every week for months, traveled by air multiple times, eat out all the time, violated social distancing frequently and I HATE my stupid neck gaiter thingy which is only used to get into stores.  AND, so far I'm good...

    I take100mg of Zinc and double dose of D Vitamin every day and I think so far it's worked for me.  No flu, no colds, no COVID  B)


    B, b, bu, but you don't fit the narrative!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,302 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    GunNut said:
    They just advanced my date to a couple of weeks from today for my "group".  I have no idea which vaccine I'm getting.  I really don't care, I've been exposed to over 50 people every week in classes and personal training every week for months, traveled by air multiple times, eat out all the time, violated social distancing frequently and I HATE my stupid neck gaiter thingy which is only used to get into stores.  AND, so far I'm good...

    I take100mg of Zinc and double dose of D Vitamin every day and I think so far it's worked for me.  No flu, no colds, no COVID  B)


    B, b, bu, but you don't fit the narrative!
    They just lowered outs to those over 60
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 450 Member
    zorba said:
    GunNut said:
    They just advanced my date to a couple of weeks from today for my "group".  I have no idea which vaccine I'm getting.  I really don't care, I've been exposed to over 50 people every week in classes and personal training every week for months, traveled by air multiple times, eat out all the time, violated social distancing frequently and I HATE my stupid neck gaiter thingy which is only used to get into stores.  AND, so far I'm good...

    I take100mg of Zinc and double dose of D Vitamin every day and I think so far it's worked for me.  No flu, no colds, no COVID  B)


    B, b, bu, but you don't fit the narrative!

    Way to go guys.
    Don't forget;



    And the best of all;


    Inhaling steam water with orange peels, onion, garlic and salt.





  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 450 Member
    Diver43 said:
    zorba said:
    GunNut said:
    They just advanced my date to a couple of weeks from today for my "group".  I have no idea which vaccine I'm getting.  I really don't care, I've been exposed to over 50 people every week in classes and personal training every week for months, traveled by air multiple times, eat out all the time, violated social distancing frequently and I HATE my stupid neck gaiter thingy which is only used to get into stores.  AND, so far I'm good...

    I take100mg of Zinc and double dose of D Vitamin every day and I think so far it's worked for me.  No flu, no colds, no COVID  B)


    B, b, bu, but you don't fit the narrative!
    They just lowered outs to those over 60

    Good to go.  :)
  • N454casullN454casull Member Posts: 619 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    My father got the first shot then had a stroke. 





    Sorry to hear that,Just prayed for your dad o:) How soon after the shot did the stroke occur?
    Few days 
  • RimfireRimfire Senior Member Posts: 844 Senior Member
    After more than 2 months of being on multiple list as a "1b," because of my heart issues, I got my 1st shot of Moderna last week. No issues. We'll see how 2nd shot goes.
    G&A Forum Member since: October 2000; Life Member: GOA, IWLA, NRA, & Escapees.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,302 Senior Member
    👍 
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,287 Senior Member
    My group is eligible starting Monday. Will make an appointment then. 

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,029 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    My father got the first shot then had a stroke. 





    Sorry to hear that,Just prayed for your dad o:) How soon after the shot did the stroke occur?
    Few days 
    Lost one of our Optometrists in town due to a heart problem within a day after his second vaccination, no previous diagnosis of a heart condition.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,492 Senior Member
    Got #1 Pfizer on the 10th. First day after they opened it up past the old folks group to those with fun stuff we inherited. 0815 appt, was in line at 0800, got the shot about 0810, sat for about 10 min, left. Lots of real cute nurses. Tiny needle. Had a sore shoulder, but nothing like the bubonic plague shot. Shot #2 on the 31st.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,104 Senior Member
    I got #1 of the Moderna yesterday. One of the gals directing traffic was chatty. She said they had 2,000 scheduled for yesterday.

    Took less than an hour. Seemed well orginized. People were relaxed and polite for a big city.

    #2 comes in a month.
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