Two days ago, I went to the clinic and got my H1N1 vaccine done. Initially I thought I could have waited a bit longer then to bring it up until I see my doctor at the next appointment, but I supposed that it’s gotta be done anyway, so getting it done sooner would be better than getting it later.
So I made an appointment last Wednesday. It’s said that my doctor had approved me to do this. So I went there, then was told there was no record showing the approval. As a result of that, the nurses had to ask my doctor again.
I waited and waited, half an hour later, I saw my doctor came out of his office but apparently he was in the middle of chasing one of his patients who mysteriously disappeared for the time being. To be honest, my doctor is the one of the most busiest doctors I have ever seen in my life. He is everywhere, clinic, emergency room, hospital ward, and most of time it was after hours or after a surgery when he was still wearing a surgery cap. I often wondered if he ever sleeps, eats, spends time with his family or has ever been on a holiday. I think he works at least 15 hours a day from 7am to 10pm and for the rest of time, he is probably on call all the time.
Anyway, I got his permission finally after a bit of “Doctor Becker” type of scenarios. You know, doctors normally don’t recognise their patients very well when they are NOT in their office environment. I finally got my injection and was instructed to stay for a further 15 minutes in the clinic.
Another boring 15 minutes I waited, wondering if I would go into a shock or a sever allergy reaction or passing out or something. Nothing happened, and I was free to go. For the rest of that afternoon, I was fine, until late of that evening, I started to develop a bad headache.
I spent a whole night in my bed flipping over from one side to another, like a pie being cooked in a frypan. It was almost unbearable and the last time I had the same sort of level of pain was back to 10 weeks ago. I got up and tried to do something, but nothing really worked.
I eventually went back to the bed and prayed after another a couple of hours, it would be the early morning and headache will be gone and I will be back to normal.
Yes, it did happen though leaving me feeling very week in the morning, I suppose that is called “SIDE EFFECT”. Not sure if it’s caused by injection or it was just out of blue, or I was too stressed yesterday. I carefully checked all the documents that I could find in regards to H1N1 vaccine, it all suggested that it’s a safe practise for ordinary human being to take.
Two days later I am still here, despite feeling a bit sore around the injection area 24 hours afterwards. But it all cleared up now. No more dramas appeared to happen so far, and I can still feel some bubble balls being wheeled all around in there.
My husband said I am one of those “little white mice”——不小心当了一回小白鼠!