It’s #nationalgrilledcheeseday and no, these are not the fixin’s for some out-of-left-field creation (although....the possibilities are there....).
What we have here is the remedy for all things that ail ya, specifically the flu like symptoms that accompany the administration of every flu shot I have ever taken. I stopped getting flu shots decades ago, as I always got super sick following the inoculation. I chose to risk getting the flu trusting that my body would deal with that shit and emerge even stronger the other end, as it has with every single other affliction, trauma, and seemingly-debilitating circumstance over five decades.
This time is different. To be sure, I was hella reticent about taking the Covid vaccination – it came out so fast! why would I want to pump any more poison into my body? how can anyone trust a government that can’t even manage to police it’s own police forces?
Then I took a breath and considered the science. I had conversations with physicians that I trust. And I reflected on the big what if… What if I actually contracted Covid knowing that I could have taken steps to prevent it? Then of course there’s my family - the potential risks and costs to them.
So when Marvelous Mia managed to get next-day appointments at the Maryland Mass Vaccination site in Hagerstown MD for her Dad and I, it was unexpected but more than a little welcome. Because for me - Not You, You or You over there, holding onto your PreJudgments for dear life and shaking your head - for my Self, the decision to take this vaccine arrives after significant research, a whole lot of soul-searching, and the realization that it’s time to do what feels right for me regardless of the external influences.
I still feel like crap.
Taking one’s medicine often has that effect.