Feb 252021

In yesterday’s blog, titled The Day After, I said that except for a large red welt on my arm at the injection site and Terry having some joint aches, we really didn’t have any negative side effects from our second round of Moderna Covid-19 vaccinations. There is a possibility I may have spoken too soon about that.

By the time I went to bed Tuesday night, the welt on my shoulder was about the size of a lemon if you cut it in half, and hot and hard to the touch. But it really didn’t hurt much at all. However, about 3:30 in the morning, I woke up with my teeth chattering, covered in goosebumps, and shivering terribly. I also had a splitting headache. That’s what usually happens to me when I’m coming down with the flu. I seldom sleep with even the sheet on me, but I pulled the sheet and comforter both up and snuggled up to Terry, seeking her body heat. That continued for about three hours, and once it subsided, I felt okay.

I had a low-grade headache during the day yesterday, but I actually had to think about it to realize it was there. Terry still had the same body aches, nothing severe, but enough to let her know that the vaccine is inside her system and doing its job. Let me emphasize that none of this was debilitating, and we would still get the shots in a heartbeat if we had to do it all over again.

After a delicious breakfast of Terry’s banana pecan pancakes, we spent a lot of time yesterday going over paperwork and getting everything organized to take to our accountant this afternoon. It is that time of year, you know.

I also got some writing done in the last couple days, and I’m several thousand words into my new Tinder Street book. Things are rolling right along back there in the Roaring 20s.

After a few days of comfortable temperatures, the weatherman says it’s going to start heating up again and be back in the mid to upper 80s before we know it. I’d much rather stay in that sweet spot between about 72 and 80, with relatively low humidity. Of course, here on the Central Florida Coast, “relatively low” means any kind of humidity below about 60%.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with U.S. addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationery.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “Teeth Chattering Shivers”

  1. John had his vaccine shot yesterday. Had headache and feverish. Took tylenol and that helped. I go Saturday.

  2. Glad you’re feeling better. I had the Pfizer shot and had the same teeth-chattering shakes, body aches, and a big red shoulder welt. Totally worth it though!

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