I got my second dose yesterday. My husband and I hurried to get a vaccine each in the hopes of going home for the summer holidays. It had almost been two years and had taken a toll on us. But alas the situation is no good and going to India is a very questionable situation. All thanks to the virus and it’s variants and mutations.
After the first shot, I had headaches and so I was expecting some difficulty as everybody said the second dose gives more discomfort.
Promptly symptoms started cropping up, headaches to joint pains, chills, slight fever, body pain. Thanks to painkillers and my husband having no side effects, I had some rest. I feel much better now and hope to be fine tomorrow.
In the morning while I lie in pain, clenching my knees, rubbing my head in pain, wanting to be hugged by my mother, I couldn’t but think of all the covid patients in hospitals, alone, in pain, breathless! It is truly one of the most sadistic illnesses ever, you can’t even take care of your loved one. How horrible is that.
Our health, our sanity, our social bonds are all put to the test. May we take this period one day at a time, and May we be able to see the end soon.
I came across this poem by LR Knost, and was instantly in love with it. She has penned down exactly what I want my children to have and experience. The small things which we take for granted, they are the things of life. We have to pause to enjoy them, we have to pause to help our children to learn to enjoy them!
I take a few deep breaths, try to get a hold of my calm which is floating far away from my body. Just when I feel a little composed, an ambulance whizzes by. And there goes my calm, out the window.
With covid setting new records everyday, the new variants hunting for younger lives everyday, life has gotten more anxious.
I can sense my anxiety rising. I wish I had a way to control it. It’s like anything and everything triggers it. It could be the non-believer saying Covid is a lie or another wearing his mask on his chin, or the daily ICU beds being filled or children falling prey to it.
Not only are you worried for yourself , you worry for your children. I wish people would be more careful and respectful of the rules and regulations put forward. Though a lockdown seems too far fetched for many, I feel that would be a better solution, along with maximum inoculation.