Now, I am going to preface this with very simple phrasing…everyone is entitled to their opinion and ultimately it is Your decision.
The following is the retelling and accounting of my Family’s first hand experience with Covid-19 and the Vaccine.
It all started the 1st week of February. I had been sick just the weeks before with a sore sore throat. Tested 3x for covid all negative. I was on an upswing. Felt good. Visited my mom for the 1st time in weeks. Made 1 night of dinner plans. Life was business as usual (covid) mode. Being careful, minimizing outings etc. Lo and behold I go to dinner, nothing unusual, place not overtly full, pretty chill atmosphere. Nothing out of the norm. Come that weekend, I began to feel sinus pain, could I honestly be sick again, gosh here we go…
Sinus pain bothersome, found some decongestant pills I had from a previous illness months ago, and figured well try it. Day went by fine. Feeling pressure on my face I said let me schedule a quick urgent care visit and nip this in the bud. I wasn’t feeling awful, but bad enough to need help and relief. Next day morning comes, I begin feeling worse and my sense of taste was slightly off, began to worry, go to the doctor. Describe everything. They suggest testing for covid among their many ways to try snd sort it out. Chose a rapid test. As I am walking out, they get results, call me back, I tested Positive. How could this be? We literally take all precautions, and outside of the mom visit and dinner I did nothing except necessary doctor appointments.
I sit shocked in my car, come home and cry. My husband ready and willing to help goes into clean mode. Tells me to stay put in our bedroom. And off we go. Our kids were healthy, he was healthy but I was sick. Quarantine begins. He calls his hotline at work they suggest holding off testing for the rest of our family. Then the baby got sick, but she bounced back before days end. Needless to say since she showed sickness they now recommended testing for all. Lo and behold Both kids were positive, but my husband was NOT. How in the world did this happen. He was surely outnumbered 3 sick females and only 1 of him. With no hope for rescue because we’d never entertain bringing anyone to be exposed.
He waited a week to Retest, the kids remained fine. I felt horrible, anyone who compares this to a basic flu clearly hasn’t had either. This was the most draining sickness I have ever felt. Literally too weak to stay awake for more than a couple hours at a time. Not hungry, not anything. Just leave me be and let me sleep mode every single day. Muscle pain, and just sheer exhaustion. A week went by my husband retested. Still Negative. He felt fine, handled everything. Disinfected everything. Bless his heart. He can’t cook to save his life but he did the best he could.
Fast forward 3 weeks out he Retested- still Negative. So what I should share about my Husband is…that my Husband is Immunocompromised, due to meds he has been on for years. My husband works In a hospital, and in December and January he was Vaccinated with the Covid Vaccine and 2nd dose. He had just enough time to Boost his immunity before I got sick. Now as I see it the Vaccine did the Job it was meant to do, diminish your body’s response to the threat of sickness. This man was Literally surrounded by Covid, cleaning up after it (we have a 2yr old) and remained Steadfast and Clear of it.
We are convinced the Vaccine does Help. And while yes perhaps All the possible long term effects are unknown, there isnt That much In the vaccines that we probably dont Already consume or have been exposed to otherwise. Vaccines have been saving lives for decades!! Why everyone is Up in arms when every year millions get a flu shot aka Vaccine, is beyond me. I get there are legitimate concerns, I honestly had my own reservations when I couldn’t find the ingredients list as I suffer from allergies where I had anaphylaxis. But even still I move forward believing this will help and I will sign up when the time comes.
Again Just a retelling of My Family’s experience and How we have Honestly seen this work.