No, I’m not okay. But I will be.

It’s been a wild May and it is only week one!

OU Boy and I had decided I would take the Moderna vaccine and if I didn’t die then he would take it. I was so anxious the day before I almost chickened out but I need to leave the country soon and I have to have proof that I have had the shots.

Obviously the universe had other plans. We got there and I had my shot. Then Jennifer, our pharmacist told OU Boy she had one dose left as someone had chickened out. So he got stuck too.

For all the people in my life who told me how good they slept after the first shot and how painless it was? Screw you all.

From Saturday evening until Tuesday evening we couldn’t even move our arms. I was so glad I had mine in the left arm or I couldn’t have gone to the bathroom alone! We had fever, chills, PAIN. At one point I would have chopped the arm off. I had Covid last year. There was no PAIN. Granted it was six weeks of hell, but I recovered.

Wednesday dawned sunny and I had no more pain. Physical pain. As most of you know my mother left this earth on December 5th. May 5th is my birthday. This was the first time in my life I didn’t receive a card from my Momma. Plus that 5 a.m. text. So that set off the sobbing jag that lasted all day and night. I was already on the edge of a full-blown anxiety attack. As most of you already know it’s been almost five years since the great eye debacle (corneal transplant) and Monday my surgeon released me to a corneal specialist. I am finally stable. And what did I do? Pick up the phone to tell Momma.

It’s all these firsts that are gutting me. I am lucky I have three sisters and a brother who buoyed me up through texts, and lots of love. And OU Boy who took me to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant where they thought we were celebrating Cinco de Mayo. I’m French. We lost that minor battle, so no, it was Cinco de Patricia.

But we made it through. But that second shot on the 29th I am already ancy about!

Hope everyone is well and doing their best to stay healthy.

xx P

24 responses to “No, I’m not okay. But I will be.”

  1. Sorry you had a reaction. I didn’t feel well for about 24 hours after the second but only had a sore arm after the first. After the second, everything is history! Good news about your eye too!

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    sending hugs

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  3. I’m so sorry you recently lost your mom. Hopefully the next shot goes better. My Mom and I go in on Tuesday- I’m so nervous!
    Happy birthday, I hope you had some cake 🙂

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    1. Thank you and I hope you and your mom make out just fine!

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  4. Oh Patty! I’m so sorry! I’m really nervous about my second moderna shot (mild reaction the first time) but it’s worth it. I wish you the happiest of birthdays and that next year brings you nothing but wonderful things! ❤

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  5. I hope you feel better soon❤️

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  6. I cannot believe it has almost been five years of eye debacle. Time is weird. And I love yer line about Cinco de Patricia. Made me laugh. Happy Birthday! Arrrrr!
    x The Captain

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    1. Yep that eye patch is attached for good!

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  7. Hi… It sucks you had such a bag reaction. I hope the next one is better. Keep well 🙂

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    1. Me too! I fly out the next day on a business trip.

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      1. How long is the trip?

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      2. How long will that take you?

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  8. Sorry to hear you had such a strong reaction.

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  9. I am so sorry to hear about all the things you have been going through. Having that first, after losing a loved one is so hard and our mommas hold such a special place in our hearts. I hope by now you are doing better and over your reaction. I had a sore arm for a couple of days and slept for about 24 hours, but that was it. I am worried about the second one though.

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    1. Me too! I get the second one the 29th and leave on vacation the next day. Fingers Crossed!

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      1. I hope it goes well and you can still get away on vacation.

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      2. Nope. It did not go well. 103 degree temp for 3 days.

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      3. Oh dear. I had my second on Sunday and luckily I did not react much. Just a sore arm. I hope you are doing better now, Patty.

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