You’re never perfectly safe. No human being on Earth ever is or ever was. To live is to risk your life, your heart, everything.Rick Yancey
So, yesterday I did something important for myself.
I got my first dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine.
I made the choice to get vaccinated in consultation with my medical team. I am immuno-compromised. If I became infected with COVID-19 it is likely I would die.
I have elderly parents, and family members who are also unwell and immuno-suppressed. If I infect them, things would likely not go well for them either.
Although Australia has enjoyed a relatively low risk of infection since 2020, that has recently changed, and there is now active infection in the community. Some of those cases have been close to where I live. People who are infectious often show no symptoms and by the time they do they have already been able to infect others. You can’t tell who is infected just by looking at them. Mask wearing, good hygiene and social distancing help a lot, but still infections can happen.
I feel comfortable with the science behind these new vaccines. I spoke with doctors, scientists and epidemiologists. I have lots of contacts in this area, from my previous corporate life, and from within my community and client base – where there are people directly involved with research, treatment and management of COVID in several countries.
I chose to be vaccinated for myself, and to protect the wellbeing of my friends and loved ones – some of whom cannot be vaccinated for their own medical reasons.
I accepted that there was a degree of risk, but there is risk with everything.
In preparation for this injection I made sure I had three clear days in my diary, so that if I experienced side effects I could rest or seek medical attention.
How did I find the first injection?
I had some mild heart palpitations shortly after my dose. I was monitored at the hospital where I received my vaccination until it settled down an hour or so later. I am now at home, monitoring myself. If anything changes, I will seek medical assistance.
My arm (where I was injected) is heavy.
I am greatly fatigued, and slept most of yesterday. I felt unable to work, and rested.
Late yesterday afternoon I spiked a fever. Today I am achy and exhausted, I have a headache, and will likely spend most of today in bed.
I was prepared for this. I have pain relief, a soft bed in a quiet room, and an empty calendar.
I have often had far worse side effects from previous medications and treatments – some of which were life-saving. I have endured unspeakable agonies in order to give myself a shot at better health. And I would do it again. I have seen how some of those ‘terrible’ treatments I endured gave me back function and capabilities I had thought lost forever. So, I am speaking from experience here. I know what it is to be at the edge of death and hoping for a miracle. I know what it is to live with the results imposed by the side effects of life-changing and life-limiting illnesses.
A little discomfort is nothing, compared to the greater threat if I were to contract COVID.
Please, if you’re going to tell me I can keep myself safe from COVID because all I need is a great diet, supplements, alternative treatments and therapies, a positive attitude or your latest network marketing product, know that I have spent 30 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars on all of those things already. Some of these things have been, and continue to be useful tools for managing and improving my health, but none of them ever helped me as much as modern medicine has when my back was truly to the wall.
If you think COVID is a scamdemic, unfriend or unfollow me now. I have lost too many friends, too many clients, too many good people to COVID. I have seen too many of my international community survive COVID but never fully recover, and some of them have life-changing impairments now. I already live that kind of life. I wouldn’t wish long COVID or the damage that COVID can do to a body on anyone.
I feel grateful that my immune system is responding to this vaccine.
It makes me feel empowered, even as I lie here in bed.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
Much love, Nicole xx
13 thoughts on “What I Did Yesterday”
Congrats on shot #1!!! You probably are already doing this, but make sure to drink plenty of water several days before and after each shot & make sure to keep the arm moving.
I use almost exclusively alternative medicine-herbs, energy work, etc. But you bet I got vaccinated (Pfizer) back in April about 3 days after I finally became eligible in the US. I talked to various people of varying opinions & put a lot of thought into my decision, but I am beyond grateful to have been vaccinated now that the Delta variant is hitting the US, and my city in particular, very hard. I am worried about the few people I know and care about who refuse to be vaccinated.
Thanks for being an (almost) lone voice of reason re: Covid, vaccination & masking in the ascension/awakening community, Nicole!
Nicole, thank you for your post today and I fully support your choice to get vaccinated. I am also fully covid vaccinated.I didn’t do it lightly or thoughtlessly, but this virus and the possible lingering effects and possible impact on me and those I love is too great a risk for me not to. Thank you for sharing with us your position and as always your kind, sensible and forthright perspective.
Great news Nicole. It was hard for me to make the decision because I am also immuno-compromised and have a history of side effects with some vaccines. They almost wouldn’t give it to me because I was at risk for anaphylaxis. But the medical professionals and I made a plan and went ahead with the one dose shot. I had a mild reaction to the shot and some pretty hefty side effects the next day, but it was worth it. Thanks for putting this out there. I hope more people are getting the message as this helps themselves, their loved ones and all of us.
Good for you Nicole! I’m in the UK and consider myself extremely fortunate to have had both doses of the O/AZ vaccination. I had a few reactions but thankfully nothing that was unmanageable; but there was one surprising reaction … I suddenly got very emotional cried and cried! Relief I suppose, and overwhelming gratitude for the people who worked to provide us with the vaccine – the scientists, makers, distributors, vaccinators and volunteers.
Well done Nicole! When I see how many are demonstrating against vaccine in Europe and how many long for it in Africa or other parts of the world, I can’t helf thinking that when people are too spoiled, they lose part of their brains..
I´m vaccinated too, for several weeks now. With Biontech both times and had no side effects beside the typical vaccination-arm. It is not so much that I feared to die from it but the stories about long-covid are frightening.
Well done. I’m glad you’ve used your platform to say this, Nicole. I’ve been booked in for my Pfizer jabs in Sept and Oct for a few weeks now. It’s so important that we do this. Stay safe and well. Sending you heaps of love xoxoxox
PS – I also like that you’ve said to unfollow/unfriend you to those who have fallen down the weird algorithm that makes them think they’re more educated than the scientists and have no clue how science works.
I don’t know what I did 5 mins ago…………………………..lol
Thanks for sharing this Nicole! I have had my first dose of AZ , my next due in a couple of weeks.My sister in law has not spoken to me since I asked her to stop including me in her scamdemic /faux medics in white coats /conspiracy as it made me angry that so many people were being taken in .Alas .My brother loves her but they have had huge fights over this devisive qanon stream of mis information. They live in the Uk so it not easy to go round for a cup of tea and talk it out.So many families and friendships fractured by this.
Best love and feel better soon
Wonderful news Nicole. I hope the worst of the side effects are over and you’re feeling better asap. Yay for 3 days cleared! Yay for science and modern medicine! Yay for critical and rational thinking 😚😚
My decision for similar if not the same reasons❣️Be outrageously joyfilled and well ♥️♥️♥️Xxx
So happy to hear that you are doing well & that your medical team are right behind you. Rest up Sweetie XO