Depending on the state you’re at, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. If it’s your time to get a vaccine, book an appointment and don’t be shy to roll up your sleeve. Here in North Carolina, they started vaccinating people in group 4 (Adults at higher risk for exposure and increased risk of severe illness) last March 17, 2021. Appointments for group 4 opened on March 15.
Since my husband and I are in group 4, he called the county appointment hotline on March 15 at 8am. He was only able to get an appointment for us on March 18 at 4pm at the Mt. Zion Church location in Greensboro. We chose that spot as people at the Nextdoor app were saying that they were using the J&J vaccine. We wanted J&J as it’s a single shot. However, we really cannot choose what shot we can get as the locations themselves wouldn’t know what vaccines are allocated to them.
On Day 23 of 31 of my daily weekday radiation treatment, another side effect made itself known. I was feeling fine earlier in the day and was able to get some exercise in before the treatment. However, after the treatment, I felt a sudden drop of energy as if the radiation zapped it all out. Apparently, the cumulative amount of radiation is taking its toll. The side effect of fatigue is now part of the parcel. I was actually planning to bake some madeleines today but I don’t have the energy.
My sister told me I look like a wilted flower. I told her I don’t have the energy to bake anymore today. Hopefully, I can sleep early and wake up feeling refreshed the next day. I still want to try and bake some madeleines. On my weekly appointment with the doctor, he said that it’s part of the treatment and that I should be feeling it until the end of it.
It’s day 15 of 31 of my daily weekday radiation treatment. So far I’ve been lucky enough not to feel any major side effects of the radiation. They put me back on steroids on day 10 which helped with the headache.
However, no amount of steroids will help with this side effect. When I woke up this morning and ran my hands through my hair, my hand came out with a lot of hair. I did it again and still a lot of hair. I was shocked, I though I got away with this symptom but apparently not. I’m experiencing HAIR LOSS (huhuhu!).