Wednesday, three weeks after our first shot, we drove back up to North Kansas City to get our second Covid shot. We received the Pfizer vaccine and were told that in two weeks we should hopefully be 95% protected. Of course, everyone still has to wear masks and observe social distancing, etc. regardless of having had the vaccine. We chose to drive about 45 minutes away to get our shots so we could get them sooner rather than wait an unknown amount of time. The area where we live has been very slow getting the vaccine and the waiting list is long. We didn't mind the drive because we enjoy driving through Kansas City once in a while. Just for fun, I took a few pictures on the way there and back. You can tell it was a cloudy day.
|KC Royals Baseball Stadium and the|
KC Chiefs Football Stadium is right behind it.
|Heading into the city you can see a portion|
of the KC skyline, despite the clouds.
|Crossing the Missouri River on the |
Bond Bridge on the way home.
After receiving our second shot Tom and I each had the usual sore arm and he had no other side effects. Unfortunately, this time the side effects got to me. I was down with a fever, headache and general flu type feelings all day yesterday. I slept most of the day and didn’t even read blogs, so sorry for no comments yesterday! I’m better today although I still have a headache that just doesn’t want to leave. I have to buy groceries today since I didn’t feel like it yesterday, but hopefully I’ll be back to 100% soon. This is one time I’m grateful to feel bad if it means getting the vaccine! We look forward to feeling at least a little safer in a couple of weeks and maybe even going out occasionally! I am hoping that anyone out there that has not yet gotten the vaccine is able to get it soon! This could be our way out of this pandemic.
I have a favor to ask of all my friends here. My older brother, Charlie, has been diagnosed with cancer and I wonder if you could say a prayer or maybe have some healing thoughts for him. He had surgery on March 15th to remove a cancerous tumor inside the salivary gland on the left side of his face. They also had to remove the lymph nodes in his neck on that side. Because of the type of surgery, a nerve on that side of his face had to be cut which left him unable to move any part of his face, mouth or eye on the left side. He now has to wear an eye patch since he cannot blink or close his left eye. He will be starting radiation treatments soon. I have to say Charlie is one amazing person of great faith! He is taking all of this so well despite the discomfort and pain. Six years ago he decided to move to Costa Rica. He is a big nature lover, birder and bird photographer. Costa Rica provides him everything he loves in nature and bird photography. He also has a blog if anyone is interested: Retired in Costa Rica . Thank you so much for any prayers and good thoughts you can send his way!