After my experience with the first and second vaccination, I was quite cool about the third. This time my booster vaccination center was at Alpha International Women's Specialists Sdn Bhd which is a fertility clinic at The Strand, Kota Damansara.
Before going to the venue, must take care of stomach first.
Then it was off to The Strand with my partner who already had his jab the day before (at another location).
This is the first time my partner and I stepped foot into The Strand. We hardly ever venture out to Kota Damansara.
I did not wait too long before it was my turn. The nurse asked for my IC and filled up a form for me.
The "injection station" was right across the waiting area. The staff-in-charge just hollered out the queue numbers.
Next thing I knew, my turn was up. The jab was quick and relatively pain-free. I also had the courage to look as the needle was plunged into my arm. Then I had to go to the next station to take my vaccination card. Kautim!
I was among the last few people to get jabbed that day. We went home after that and I felt all right except for soreness at the injection site. I also felt very cold that evening and had to use two blankets, something very unusual for me.
Then the next morning.... arrghh.... I had fever, joint and muscle ache, fatigue and the worst part was I had a terrible backache. I did not have any issues with my back prior to the jab and I was quite perplexed and very upset.
It reminded me of my bad experience with slipped disc but this time around I knew how to manage the situation. I stayed home and administered cold compress 4 times that day (and continued through the weekend). It helped to relieve the pain.
As with back pain, it will only resolve with time and I am on the road to recovery.
In the meantime, my two kiddos are slowly doing what I want them to do.
I hope there won't be a 4th jab. Shudders!