Monday, November 30, 2009
I am a Petrie DIsh
I had two flu shots at about 11:15am ... seasonal shot first in the left arm, H1N1 second in the right arm. Seasonal really burned as it went in ... H1N1 I did not feel at all. My doctor laughed that I would critique him on that.
So they are battling it out for supremacy in my blood stream ...
As of mid-afternoon, there is tenderness and a small lump at each site. No other symptoms ... neither achiness nor soreness.
Update: By morning, sites are both mildly tender (don't feel them normally) and a bit red (they were quite red last night.) Lumps down from big and hard at max to a mild bump ... still a big one in diameter though, at least in inch across on both sides but perhaps only 1/8" raised ... NO others symptoms (no headache, no achiness, no fever, etc.)
Update 2: Day 5. No pain at all in the arms. If I push hard enough, I can feel a mild lump down inside. All in all, not a bad experience at all. Now to wait for the massive immune system reaction starting on day 8 ... I plan to stomp a freight train for starters. Then solve world peace. Don't you wish you got your double shot too?
P.S. ... can anyone guess what is growing in the petrie dish above?
Posted by Kim Letkeman at 2:26 PM