Hi everyone. I wanted to let you know that yesterday ( 2-17-2021) I had gotten my first dose for the COVID-19 vaccine! I was seen with 11 other people that had been scheduled for yesterday morning and all 12 of us are scheduled for the second dose on 3-17-2021.
When I had gotten to the Pharmacy where I was scheduled to be given the vaccine, there was a mini class to explain what was needed to be done before and after being given the vaccine. The appointment was scheduled for 10:15 am, but by the time they did the explanations and what was necessary, they gave me my dose around 10:37 am. When the Pharmacist's Nurse did the vaccine, I asked what else can be used for pain/side effects so I wouldn't have to use Tylenol ( I haven't used it for 5.5 years now). Her answer was use Ibuprofen. So, I took the Ibuprofen before going to bed last night and I was doing great when sleeping. I may have to take my second dose of Ibuprofen tonight since the arm is slightly sore, but I can move it without having extreme pain. I took a nap in the car during the afternoon when my parents were driving back home from the Pharmacy ( my mom also got her first dose in the afternoon).
With this vaccine, so far, I didn't have the blood sugars going extremely high like I had when I had a flu shot a few years ago. I didn't do any fast acting insulin for most of the day until dinner time. So, when I had gotten the vaccine in the morning, the only insulin that had been in the system was from the nighttime dose of the long acting insulin. If this is possible, I may do exactly the same as I had done and don't do any insulin the day of my next dose for the COVID-19 vaccine. This of course, depends on what the blood sugars are before I go get the next dose for the vaccine on 3-17-2021. If the numbers are exactly like they were this time, then no insulin will be done that morning. If they are higher than normal, then I will do a very small amount of insulin and see what the numbers will be after the second dose of vaccine.