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3 hours ago, matt8204 said:

Got my first dose this afternoon.  Went with the Pfizer vaccine, as I felt a little better about things once it was fully approved.  I feel OK so far.  Very efficient process and everyone was helpful and friendly.  It was a drive-up program in the parking lot of my doctor's office.  

I had the craziest dreams the night I got my first dose. You’ll have to report back. I also had already had covid before I got vaccinated. 

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6 hours ago, vortmax said:

Term limits would do the trick. 2 terms for Congress, 1 for Senate, keep 2 for Pres. The Judicial branch would balance it out. That would clean things up tremendously. That along with government-only sourced campaign dollars with limits would really stabilize things. The Founding Fathers never intended life-long careers for elected officials in the Exec and Leg branches.

Good luck with that... They've insulated themselves from being affected by us. They carve out the most advantageous district for themselves to remain in power. Now, thanks to the bull that happened last fall, certain states can willy-nilly decide what a vote is and isn't... its disgraceful...

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14 hours ago, Luke_Mages said:

I had the craziest dreams the night I got my first dose. You’ll have to report back. I also had already had covid before I got vaccinated. 

I had it back in April. No fever or coughing but I had the chills something awful and lost my sense of taste and smell. Terrible dizzy spells right before it subsided also but that was short-lived.


Wow, interesting. I slept pretty well. No dreams that I can remember at least. I’ll see what happens tonight. Just a bit of soreness in my arm at the site of the injection but nothing agonizing. Maybe a bit of leg soreness too but that could be from my workout yesterday. Feeling good all in all.

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I saw a bunch of flights delayed yesterday due to staffing shortages. Our flight from Charlotte was delayed 3 hours because they couldn't find another flight attendant. I saw 10 flights canceled on the screen in Charlotte showing cancelled, with many more being delayed. I think the mandatory vaccines/unemployment is really messing up staffing across the US. We all need to get back to work.

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16 minutes ago, BuffaloWeather said:

I saw a bunch of flights delayed yesterday due to staffing shortages. Our flight from Charlotte was delayed 3 hours because they couldn't find another flight attendant. I saw 10 flights canceled on the screen in Charlotte showing cancelled, with many more being delayed. I think the mandatory vaccines/unemployment is really messing up staffing across the US. We all need to get back to work.

It’s a big problem and it’s hitting a lot of industries. My girlfriend and I went out for breakfast earlier and had to wait 30 minutes even though tables were open. Not enough kitchen staff to keep up, so they have to be mindful of how many patrons are seated at any given time.

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A friend I used to work with just posted this to his facebook...She was around 40 and not overweight. This Delta variant is no joke...

The last 3 weeks my wife has been in the ICU with Covid pneumonia. Alot of changes to come for all those she has impacted during her time here on Earth. I will be coming home within the next month. I am eternally grateful that she took my last name and made me a part of her life.

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12 hours ago, BuffaloWeather said:

A friend I used to work with just posted this to his facebook...She was around 40 and not overweight. This Delta variant is no joke...

The last 3 weeks my wife has been in the ICU with Covid pneumonia. Alot of changes to come for all those she has impacted during her time here on Earth. I will be coming home within the next month. I am eternally grateful that she took my last name and made me a part of her life.

What a tragedy.  My mom was in the hospital with it for five days in April because her oxygen levels were dipping.  She was told that she also developed pneumonia.  So grateful that she came out of it.  She's still dealing with fatigue and some hair loss but she's alive.  That's all I can ask for.  Two of her coworkers died of it.  

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Going to make an appointment to get the vaccine shot tomorrow or Wednesday. In being transparent, I'm totally nervous about it. I know it's "not a big deal" to many, but I have always struggled with putting new things in my body. My immune system tends to be one that doesn't respond well to medications and tests...I'm always one of the "rare cases" with an odd response to things...

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3 minutes ago, TugHillMatt said:

Going to make an appointment to get the vaccine shot tomorrow or Wednesday. In being transparent, I'm totally nervous about it. I know it's "not a big deal" to many, but I have always struggled with putting new things in my body. My immune system tends to be one that doesn't respond well to medications and tests...I'm always one of the "rare cases" with an odd response to things...

Good move.  You're doing the right thing.

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1 minute ago, cny rider said:

Good move.  You're doing the right thing.

:) As I've mentioned before, I try to be as balanced and moderate as possible about things. I refused to be bullied into doing something, but at the same time have been very careful and thoughtful with interactions. I've been doing research and having some very good, honest conversations with some friends who I respect very much....some of whom are pretty traditional conservatives and HAVE been vaccinated. They made some very valid points after I ASKED for their opinions and wisdom about the vaccine. This is a very difficult decision for me, but I believe it's time.

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1 hour ago, TugHillMatt said:

:) As I've mentioned before, I try to be as balanced and moderate as possible about things. I refused to be bullied into doing something, but at the same time have been very careful and thoughtful with interactions. I've been doing research and having some very good, honest conversations with some friends who I respect very much....some of whom are pretty traditional conservatives and HAVE been vaccinated. They made some very valid points after I ASKED for their opinions and wisdom about the vaccine. This is a very difficult decision for me, but I believe it's time.

I was also hesitant and just got my second Pfizer shot last week.  I did some “research” but it’s hard/impossible to really “know” what is right.  In the end, it came down to this for me:  4 of 8 people that I know first-hand who had the illness are dealing some kind of long term effect from the virus.  I know of many, many more (100+?) people who have been vaccinated and I don’t know of even one negative effect except for the expected hungover feel for a day or two.  
 

Incidentally, I work for a private construction company full of strong conservatives (not bandwagon Trumpers but mainly long-term fiscal conservatives), and I was surprised that nearly everyone except me got the shot as soon as it was available for them.  

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2 hours ago, TugHillMatt said:

Going to make an appointment to get the vaccine shot tomorrow or Wednesday. In being transparent, I'm totally nervous about it. I know it's "not a big deal" to many, but I have always struggled with putting new things in my body. My immune system tends to be one that doesn't respond well to medications and tests...I'm always one of the "rare cases" with an odd response to things...

Totally understandable. We all have our anxieties and issues that we grapple with. Best of luck! Let us know how it goes. 

They’re still keeping people at the site for 15-30 minutes after the injection to make sure they don’t have an immediate reaction. 

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1 hour ago, winter_rules said:

I was also hesitant and just got my second Pfizer shot last week.  I did some “research” but it’s hard/impossible to really “know” what is right.  In the end, it came down to this for me:  4 of 8 people that I know first-hand who had the illness are dealing some kind of long term effect from the virus.  I know of many, many more (100+?) people who have been vaccinated and I don’t know of even one negative effect except for the expected hungover feel for a day or two.  
 

Incidentally, I work for a private construction company full of strong conservatives (not bandwagon Trumpers but mainly long-term fiscal conservatives), and I was surprised that nearly everyone except me got the shot as soon as it was available for them.  

Thanks for your response. Yes, the "research" is overwhelming. A big deciding factor for me is that the Delta variant seems to be spreading in children easier. I just can not fathom the kids at school (I work in a school) getting sick because of me not doing what I could have done to reduce their odds of illness. I could not live with myself. My wife's family also has bad asthma...I need to do what I can do.

I can't believe how nervous I am about getting it, but I am. In talking with others, I realize I am not alone in that though, which has also been comforting. A colleague encouraged me to rub my arm nice and firmly after getting it because it helps to spread the injection around. I have also read that drinking Gatorade and being well hydrated helps to reduce side effects.

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4 minutes ago, gmendevils8204 said:

Totally understandable. We all have our anxieties and issues that we grapple with. Best of luck! Let us know how it goes. 

They’re still keeping people at the site for 15-30 minutes after the injection to make sure they don’t have an immediate reaction. 

Thanks for your sympathies. Will do!

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13 minutes ago, TugHillMatt said:

Thanks for your response. Yes, the "research" is overwhelming. A big deciding factor for me is that the Delta variant seems to be spreading in children easier. I just can not fathom the kids at school (I work in a school) getting sick because of me not doing what I could have done to reduce their odds of illness. I could not live with myself. My wife's family also has bad asthma...I need to do what I can do.

I can't believe how nervous I am about getting it, but I am. In talking with others, I realize I am not alone in that though, which has also been comforting. A colleague encouraged me to rub my arm nice and firmly after getting it because it helps to spread the injection around. I have also read that drinking Gatorade and being well hydrated helps to reduce side effects.

Interesting. I drink a ton of water, especially in the summer. Maybe that helped to minimize my side effects. I just got my first dose on Friday. Might try the rubbing technique also.

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8 hours ago, TugHillMatt said:

Thanks for your response. Yes, the "research" is overwhelming. A big deciding factor for me is that the Delta variant seems to be spreading in children easier. I just can not fathom the kids at school (I work in a school) getting sick because of me not doing what I could have done to reduce their odds of illness. I could not live with myself. My wife's family also has bad asthma...I need to do what I can do.

I can't believe how nervous I am about getting it, but I am. In talking with others, I realize I am not alone in that though, which has also been comforting. A colleague encouraged me to rub my arm nice and firmly after getting it because it helps to spread the injection around. I have also read that drinking Gatorade and being well hydrated helps to reduce side effects.

I had a pretty severe "hangover" after my second shot.  But I went straight from the shot to the kids baseball practice (inside) and played catcher and sweat my a** off.  I'm sure if I didn't do that, or hydrated better my reaction wouldn't have been as bad.  Still I was pretty much fine by early afternoon the next day.

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13 hours ago, TugHillMatt said:

Going to make an appointment to get the vaccine shot tomorrow or Wednesday. In being transparent, I'm totally nervous about it. I know it's "not a big deal" to many, but I have always struggled with putting new things in my body. My immune system tends to be one that doesn't respond well to medications and tests...I'm always one of the "rare cases" with an odd response to things...

You've got this man! Hang in there and take a day or two off from work to recover if it hits ya. :) 

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Sitting here in the pharmacy making sure I don't have side effects. I ended up breaking down a bit in tears....this has been hard for me to get this thing for reasons of my own...But I just couldn't fathom one my students dying if I passed it to them.

Seems so silly to be emotional about it...but just a another perspective ...

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6 minutes ago, TugHillMatt said:

Sitting here in the pharmacy making sure I don't have side effects. I ended up breaking down a bit in tears....this has been hard for me to get this thing for reasons of my own...But I just couldn't fathom one my students dying if I passed it to them.

Seems so silly to be emotional about it...but just a another perspective ...

We're all here for you Tuggy! You got this! You will be blessed for putting your students first. Big LES event coming your way this winter. :snowwindow:

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58 minutes ago, BuffaloWeather said:

We're all here for you Tuggy! You got this! You will be blessed for putting your students first. Big LES event coming your way this winter. :snowwindow:

Yes good job Tug! Totally get the anxiety in it but think you did the right thing. Hopefully you get a big one this winter (and not while your out of town) haha! 

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