Wow I can sure relate to that feeling especially with the first shot. I was a bit apprehensive but there was no way I wouldn't do it. Prayed all the way there and all the way back home again, tears included--part scared-part relieved. I think the thing for me was that the one solution we were waiting for all along for a year, finally materialized and it was actually happening to me. All that time and all those adjustments, trying to make the most of my time at home, getting weary of the wait and weepy some nights, the researchers, the volunteers for the clinical trials, the tireless work of health care workers...it was my turn to make a contribution to myself and others because all this time all I had to offer was a mask and six feet.Res Ipsa wrote: ↑Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:36 pmI’m sitting in observation after my dose of Moderna. The whole drive-through suite feels like a party! Everyone from the nurses to the parking lot folks is in a happy, festive mood. As I rounded the last corner to the tents, I teared up with a rush of excitement, happiness and relief. I know it’s not over, but experiencing a scientific wonder like this is a rare thing for me.
No, it's not over and if Americans would pull their heads out, educate themselves, and get vaccinated, we'd be moving the needle further and faster. YOU will feel that huge sense of relief when you are fully vaccinated. Yesterday we had family visit us at different times (Jersey Boy is post-op here) and for the first time in a year, I greeted them with no mask and hugged every one of them.
After dreaming of that moment for a year I finally got it!
Everything that happened last year is now coming up in my Facebook Memories. So I'm kind of reviewing it. Me weaving piles of potholders for self care, photos of visits with family with windows between us, howling at the moon in honor of the front line workers, scrambling for products and garden stuff, and folks reaching out to each other and me trying to help in the very small ways that I could, all of that is coming across my screen again. That's probably a good thing. I can process it, put it behind me, and also carry the positive things and lessons learned forward with me.
You devoted so much time and effort here to covering the pandemic and today was your day! I hope the only side effect you have is a sense of relief, RI! If not, then hang in there and tough it out, it won't last long!