Yesterday I somehow managed to get myself stuck with two needles! Ow! No I didn’t do it to myself (remember I’m a nurse) it was a doctor that gave me two shots.
Again – Owwww! Doctors generally don’t give shots as good as nurses do. yes I know I’m biased, but for the most part, IMO, it’s true.
I had an appointment with my pain doctor yesterday afternoon and after we’d discussed how I’d been feeling over the last month and a half or so I asked her if I could possibly get the seasonal flu shot from her.
The doctor went out of the room to get the shot and after she’d injected my left arm with the seasonal flu shot she jabbed a needle into my right arm with the H1N1 vaccine … the shot that I’d specifically told her I didn’t want to get! ARghhhh!
I guess she misheard me?
Anyway, so far so good – no terrible reactions to the shots, well, other than having sore arms. The right arm where I got the H1N1 shot hurts a lot. The doctor pierced a blood vessel when she gave me the shot so it’s bruised, but there’s a very large lump below the bruise. I guess my arm is reacting to the vaccine. I also have a headache – not a really bad one, maybe a medium pain one – bad enough that I know it’s there and bad enough that the Tylenol that I’ve been taking to make it go away isn’t working. I’m also feeling tired and a little bit nauseated.
Hopefully I feel better tomorrow. I decided not to do my shape boxing workout today because my right arm is so sore that it hurts to lift it to shoulder level or higher so I figured jabbing my arms around shape boxing wouldn’t be a good idea.
Anyone else get flu shots this year? And or mistakenly get one you didn’t want?