Yes - my first vaccination was this morning. The volunteer at the Surgery rang me late yesterday afternoon and asked me if I could get to the Vaccination Centre for half past eight. Luckily this fits in nicely with my carer who was only too happy to do the ferrying. So at ten minutes past eight (I got up at six and dressed and breakfasted before she came) my carer, my zimmer frame and I set off. At that time we assumed we would be the first - how wrong we were - Iwould guess they had been going at least half an hour. It was all well organised - we had to mask up of course- and we had to sit for a quarter of an hour afterwards in case of any ill effects. Now I am back home with a piece of paper which tells me I must go for my booster on the 25th March.
The News and the pictures from America and the Capitol building this morning are not the kind of thing we would expect from such a civilised country - it is all very sad. I do hope it sorts itself out quickly.
We have snow here and icy roads and it is very wintry. Now and again the sun shines straight into my sitting room and then, a minute later, the sky clouds in the looks full of snow. None so far today but plenty forecast for the next few days. Luckily I managed to get into my carer's car quite easily. In fact my only difficulty was getting up out of the chair after my enforced quarter of an hour sit down after the jab. I couldn't get up, even using my zimmer. But as luck would have it, the young man sitting for his quarter of an hour in front of me was an ambulance man. He had me up and moving on the count of three!
Also I have had more exercise today than I have had in the past three weeks since the weather turned wintry and already I can feel how much it has done me good. I had begun to think my walking would never recover. Now I know it will.
Keep safe. Keep warm. Keep the old brain exercised. We'll get there in the end and all will be back to normal. See you tomorrow metaphorically speaking. Off to chat to the Physio who has just come about having a trolley with brakes to carry my lunch from oven to table.