||[Feb. 1st, 2005|01:22 am]
Got a tetanus booster Friday during my annual doctor visit. Wow, my body did not like that! I got vaguely flulike symptoms and a bizarre inflamation/ bruise/ soreness around the injection site (aka, my butt) that is still there 3 days later. Ow ow ow. |
If the doctor says it's time for a tetanus shot (every 10 years, remember), try to schedule it during "downtime" or time when you need a convenient excuse to avoid some activity based on sickness/soreness.
But at least now I can suck on rusty nails with impunity....
2005-02-01 01:44 am (UTC)
yeah, i've had two in the last couple of years, both during burning man (go figure.) fortunately, i don't seem to be too badly affected by it.
I had one in August when I sliced my finger open (with a box knife! Weehoo!) and my arm was sore for daaaaaays. I totally feel your pain.
Your said "injection site" - he he.
2005-02-01 11:02 am (UTC)
shingles and/or tetris shot = sore ass, flu-ey symptoms
we feel similar for different reasons. my shingles rash is in the crease where thigh meets butt, and then some more on the actual butt cheek. you wanted to know that, right?
So wait, even into adulthood you have to have it every 10 years? Cause I can't remember my last one.
2005-02-02 12:09 am (UTC)
Other than flu shots, tetris is the only one you're supposed to get as an adult. Except when you get old, there's a pnumonia vaccine, but not a problem til you're AARP age.
You can also get a tetris shot after some kind of exposure event (aka you stepped on a nail), but I think (not sure) that one might be a little more harsh than the booster one. So pick one up next time you go to the doc for a physical or anything other than illness. Mine didn't hurt at the time; it was only 12 hours later I started feeling yucky.