A Bad Reaction . . .

Yesterday while we were at WalMart, Jan decided to get the second shot in the two shot pneumonia series. Bad Move.

Though she didn’t have any problems with the first shot a year ago, about 7:30 lst night she fell asleep on the sofa and then about 8:30 woke up with a terrible pain in her left arm, so bad that she said it was numb and she couldn’t move it.

Heart Attack, right!

Well, I immediately gave her 4 baby aspirin and then started checking her for symptoms. But she didn’t really have any.

No sweating, no chills, no nausea, no heartburn. I thought about getting out my blood pressure cuff and checking each arm, but then remembered my new Pulse Oximeter.

Pulse Oximeter

Putting it on the right hand, I got 70 bpm and 98% Oxygen. So no rapid heart rate. Then putting it on her left arm, I got 70 bpm and 97%.

OK, so no real heart attack symptoms. Sigh of relief.

Then about this time Jan mentioned that this was the site of her pneumonia shot, and that it was hot and swollen. And going online, this problem is one of many side effects of the pneumonia shot.

She had a rough night on the sofa, but felt a little better this morning. But to help things along, I dug out some Tramadol tablets that I took last year for my sciatica and gave her one. And about 30 minutes later she was feeling much better. She took one more about 2:30, and didn’t need another one.

Just another reason I don’t like/get shots like this.

But she’s just about back to normal now.

Dodged a bullet.

Tomorrow I think we’re going to have dinner at Saltgrass for steak once again. Really looking forward to it.

Thought For The Day:

CoVid Test Kit


4 Responses to A Bad Reaction . . .

  1. Lois says:

    I think the president follows your blog, he is taking the medicine you recommend.

  2. Nancy K says:

    My mom used to take all those shots .. flu, pneumonia … they all made her sick as could be.  I don’t take any.  Surprisingly, I’m still around.  LOVE your thought for the day!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hope Jan fully recovers with no further problems.  Last flu shot my hubby had permanently damaged his liver. No more for us either!!  Yes, our doc was positive that was the cause!! We are nothing but guinea pigs!!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Someone just sent me this video from a doc…you might like it too: 

    I talked today to a lady in the VERY LONG LINE in the PO…she knew some things…so our time was used well…but on the other hand…why are LESS clerks there…and even those of us (she and I) who just needed to pick up boxes too large to put in a box having to stand in line with the folks doing other business?  Used to be you could pick up your pkg at a different  window in a fairly short line.  And we are NOT supposed to be in crowds….something wrong with that picture!!  It was the FOURTH time I had gone there to try to get ours…if you wait too long they send back the box…we are between a rock and a hard place. (PS…was not scared.  For one thing, hubby and I have taken zinc every day for years at the advice of our doc…along with other immune helps…so maybe…)

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