My wellbeing journey – A quick COVID update

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It’s been a bot of a tough week on a few fronts. Diet fronts. Wellbeing fronts.

I had my Covid jab last Sunday. The first of 2 I was booked in for, and curiously, it was down to my weight that I was bumped up the queue. Last time I was weighed by the doctor I was significantly heavier than I am now so my BMI qualified me to be classified as ‘ridiculously fat’ ( I don’t believe that’s a medical classification – though I may be wrong) which means you get to be jabbed sooner for fear that you’ll clog up a hospital bed if you catch Covid and you’ll be a bloody nightmare to turn in your bed if you’re intubated given your girth and just how tricky it is to get a good purchase on flabby bits. Okay so again, my opinion not that of a medical professional.

Anyway, I will admit to finding it considerably more emotional than I had expected and sat in the waiting room afterwards (to ensure that I didn’t grow a second head) it was quite something. It was almost a year to the day that we first went into lockdown and here I was, receiving a jab. What a long year it’s been.

Okay Michael, get to the point – these nice people have places to be.

All week I have felt pretty knackered and hungry and every bone in my body has ached like a proper bastard. Head, shoulders, knees and toes. The entire song. Extra verses included including the oft unsung one about the coccyx.

Ive also been hungry. Like day after drinking hungry. Late night fridge visit hungry. Handfuls of cake and cream squirted straight into my mouth hungry. And really thirsty too. And my weight rocketed. I’m not worried that I put on weight, you cannot put on 7Lbs(3KG) in less than a week – so I know my body is doing something on its own without my permission.

So yes, a curious experience indeed. I am feeling better today and despite feeling achy as hell I have still managed my 15000 steps each day – apart from the day after the jab when I felt proper rough and it was cold and raining like buggery.

This week should be better I am sure…

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

12 thoughts on “My wellbeing journey – A quick COVID update”

  1. BMI = big mistake indeed, I just had a physical and my doctor goes by hight, weight and age (age since your metabolism slows as you age. Lmao off about waiting to see if you grow another head. Good luck with all that!

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  2. Guess you’ve got to take the good days with the bad / rough with the smooth / etc etc but keep your chin up my friend πŸ‘
    Easier (and less ravenous) days will come πŸ˜‰
    Fab news on the jab too πŸ‘πŸ–€πŸ–€

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  3. Hey, I was curious about your comment re hunger and thinking about my blood sugar crash a few days ago. So I checked out the advice about the vaccine and blood sugar and I found a write up saying the symptoms that make us feel ill can play havoc with blood sugar levels. That might explain our wild appetite. I’m reading more and will probably write something about it, but thought I’d share that with you.

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  4. Love your descriptions of how you felt Michael! I got my first jab yesterday and I didn’t grow two heads either, but about four hours afterward, my arm felt like I couldn’t lift it up. Still feels like that, like it is extremely heavy and sore, but no more side effects … yet. I got the Moderna vaccine and from what I read, the second shot is worse if you’ve not had COVID before … so something to look forward to (she says wryly). I have to go back in exactly four weeks; a friend in Canada has to go back in four months (no, not a typo) after her initial shot. P.S. – I like the reasons you were pushed ahead as well. You fooled them by wearing baggy clothes so they would not exempt you at the last moment, just prior to that jab?


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