Tetanus shot reaction
So this is the first time I’ve had this sort of reaction to an immunization, but wow. I’m finally feeling better, but for two days I essentially had the flu. Minus the coughing and congestion part, which was rather odd, but I had the whole muscles aching part, the not being able to do anything, being too exhausted to stand up for more than a couple of minutes at a time… it was just extremely unpleasant.
Thankfully, I am now feeling better. Those things apparently tend to last between 24 and 48 hours, and I guess I was just a bit on the outside of that. Now I am trying to catch up on stuff for the past few days. I can’t say that I’m completely better, but I’m defintely feeling improvement. Whether I’ll be up to playing ultimate tomorrow or not remains to be seen, I guess.
Now I can move along with cleaning up my apartment, which has pretty much gone to hell in the last week. And I need to actually work on my character for JP’s Amber game. I think I’m settling more on the Royal Physician concept, although I need to think more about his motivations and goals. And his powers and attributes, of course, although so far those aren’t really what define him.
Edited on June 7, 2008 to include:
I must once again make sure that I state unequivocally how important it is to make sure you do get vaccinated against tetanus.
Whatever incredibly rare side effects we may have suffered as a result of the vaccine (and eighty odd people over the course of several years is indeed a small number out of the thousands who get the shot every day), this is nothing as compared with the deadly toxin that is Tetanus. It is one of the more painful ways of dying, and even if you are fortunate enough to survive, is by all accounts one of the least pleasant experiences one can have.
Please keep that in mind if you are contemplating not having a tetanus shot in the future because of the reactions people mention in the comments below.