Just had 3rd Moderna Vaccine updatePosted by I Have UC – Ulcerative Colitis Support Group on Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Today I wanted to post up a video which included a live stream on the www.facebook.com/ihaveuc page.
The video is about my experience (after only about 27 hours so far) from getting my 3rd Moderna vaccination yesterday. Was a bit more interesting this time because I’m now in a semi-foreign country of the Czech Republic, and the language spoken at the vaccination center was Czech, so had to be on top of my game with communications. Luckily, the young girl at the reception (recepce) desk spoke some great english, and she understood my busted Czech. I was most concerned that whatever shot they were going to give me was actually a 3rd dose of Moderna’s vaccine as opposed to something else.
She confirmed this with me several times and all was fine. In and out in about 20 minutes total.
And I can report that one day later I’m still feeling fine. Left shoulder which was the booster shot injection/vaccination site is very sore like it was previously. But I am expecting that to go away in a day or two. I was able to do a few sets of push ups this morning. I am sorry to report that I did not make it to the park this morning for my usual pull up session because the weather is freezing or just below freezing all day..and that is not so cool for outdoor pull ups…
The video, was pretty interesting to watch again after I had dinner tonight. I was surprised at just how many people mentioned that they had flare ups right after having either their first or second covid vaccination. This is quite troubling to me, because most definitely an ulcerative colitis flare is an awful experience that we UC’ers know far too well. And at the same time, there are folks who are getting quite sick and sometimes the worst results after a bad covid infection.
So we UC’ers find ourselves stuck in a tuff spot yet again.
The same goes for probably a large group of other people living with an auto-immune disease.
I am not at all going to tell anybody here what to do. First off, I’m pretty sure nobody has all the covid answers. Neither does anybody have all the ulcerative colitis answers.
But what I know for sure is that there was a time when I was prescribed medications to treat my ulcerative colitis. And several of these medications gave me absolutely awful side effects. So bad that I did not want and actually stopped taking the medications. And in many ways, that experience is about the same as for example a UC’er who takes a covid vaccination and subsequently has a nasty UC flare and refuses to get future vaccinations. I get it. And I hate it. But from my one-person’s perspective, I don’t think this is a selfish move.
I wish you ALL the best, no matter what decisions you make.
I started site shortly after being diagnosed in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed).
For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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