Husband Got Vaccinated :(… What Next??
THANK YOU all for your comments and information – I appreciate it very much. So far so good, but it was less than 24 hours and who knows.
I told him to take aspirin, which he took for the night. He refuses to do the d-dimer test for now. However, from what I recall, if microclotting happens, it is not really treatable and in a few years can lead to more serious complications.
And this is for what?? we work from home and Alberta government has made work from home mandatory effective today. We don’t go anywhere anyway, except for short shopping trips (if required). Our daughter goes to school and her extracurricular activities.
I was telling him to wait for a couple of months and hopefully we could get a better vaccine, as this one does not work for Delta, based on the stats.
I wonder when the authorities will finally wake up to the reality of low vaccine effectiveness. Right now they are promoting more freedom for the vaccinated and call this an epidemic of the unvaccinated, but what if the numbers of the vaccinated in hospitals and ICU continue to rise?
He refuses to do the d-dimer test for now. However, from what I recall, if microclotting happens, it is not really treatable and in a few years can lead to more serious complications.
He needs to know NOW whether he needs to avoid strenuous activity. Could be the difference between losing him suddenly now or years from now.
Similar thing happened to me, my boyfriend knew I was concerned and holding off on the vaccines. He’s never pressured me into them (which is nice), but he also never asked me about the reasons why. Probably like most people he just doesn’t want to “go there”. He told me after the fact when he got vaccinated, which was kind of a bummer because I believe to each their own. I wouldn’t have tried to persuade him not to do it if that’s what he felt was right for him.
Anyway, I did some research and started drinking pine needle tea in an effort to protect myself as best I could against any potential spike protein shedding/transmission. This was the only information I could find at the time because no one was really talking about vaccine shedding yet:
Would be curious if Chris and team have looked into this at all. Natural News has some good information but they can also go pretty far down the political/partisan train so it’s not as trusted a source as PP.
Honestly, you shouldn’t worry about shedding at all. There is no evidence to support the shedding theory that I am aware of. I do suggest a full strength aspirin daily for 30 days after each shot. Otherwise, just beware of any new symptoms and “first think vaccine.” I learned in pharmacy school “first think drugs” as they are the most likely cause for anything a patient may be experiencing. I am not sure what happened to the rest of my classmates/profession… why aren’t they still following this mantra?
Anyway, I have seen menstrual changes from the vaccine, but he shouldn’t have to worry about that. 😉 I have seen two people have clotting issues that were serious (one hospitalization and one death). Both had some early symptoms. So, if he does experience any pain in his legs, difficulty or painful breathing, confusion, etc, be seen right away.
As Chris noted, the rate of serious side effects is very low. Don’t be worried, just cautious! If it makes you feel better, my husband opted to be vaccinated in the spring in order to keep his business open. He knew that if any of us (me or the kids) tested positive, and he was unvaccinated, he would have to quarantine for 2 weeks. He already was closed for 2 months in 2020, so he wasn’t interested in doing that again. He had no issues with the vaccine. My kids and I did get COVID in late July – luckily all at the same time – and with early outpatient treatment (with some help from a vet med – even as a pharmacist I couldn’t get anyone to Rx IVM), we all recovered quickly and fully. He was able to continue working. He did not get COVID when we did.
Your husband’s decision about the vaccine is NOT more important than your marriage commitment. Love him and move forward together!
I have no advice to offer as others here gave some good info. This post just made me grateful that my wife and I are on the same wave length with this thing. If she suddenly went out and got vaccinated I’d be pissed.
My sister-in-law’s husband told her he’d file for a divorce if she gets jabbed, lol. I think thats probably a little over the top. She works in a medical office and has a Jan 1 deadline. So far she’s holding out but it will be interesting to see how it all unfolds.
Kat43, he generally avoids strenuous activity in principle, LOL! I will ask him not to mow the lawn for a few weeks, etc.
The other thing too is there is just too much infection going around at this time, and I told him not to go anywhere except driving to pick up our daughter from a school bus stop. Going to the lab (which is like a human petri dish right now) would be a risk. But he is taking his aspirin pills religiously :).
brizzz, thank you for the info. Will try getting some of that stuff online.
Speaking of pine trees, I enjoy these lozenges which apparently have spruce extract in them. Not sure if this is antiviral, but does help with sore throat. The taste is quite unique, though.
tamarawadams, I appreciate your thoughtful response. Yes, he has been taking aspirin and will continue to do so plus he had been taking a bunch of vitamins, zinc and so forth for months now. Fingers crossed!
Yes, he will continue being my much loved and cherished husband no matter what. Although I still don’t think his decision was a good one from the logical perspective, ultimately it is his right to make that decision as an individual. I just hope the negative consequences of this decision will be as minimal as possible.
brushhog, it’s interesting how this virus (or rather response to it) impacts not only physical well-being, but also psychological as well, family dynamics, etc. Difficult times.
But it will be interesting to see the reaction of the vaccinated when it finally hits them that the vaccines don’t really work as intended. I watched the local politicians on youtube/facebook the other day and some people were literally in shock asking – if all of my family members are vaccinated, why can’t we have a private gathering together? The response basically was – in simple terms, people still get sick, so …
Right now they blame everything on the unvaccinated, but when reality hits the fan …
Criticizing people for getting vaccinated is as bad as criticizing for not doing so.
You should respect his personal decision and move on.