Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Ugh - Spoke Too Soon

I thought I was getting away without any side effects from yesterday's vaccine. My arm was a little sore and I woke up in the night a couple of times as it was aching. I got up and went for a walk today. It was pretty tender. I was okay at first but by the end of the walk I was feeling all achy and sore. I was going to go straight home and take some pain pills but while I was out walking oldest son called and said he was going to be home (he knows I hate surprises) as he had an accident at work! He burned his thigh and had to go to the hospital. Luckily the burns are only 1st and 2nd degree. He needed me to pick up some more gauze and tape as the kind the hospital had put on were already coming off!

After picking them up I did go home. By then I had a slight fever too. I took some pills and rested for a little while until feeling a bit better. Thankfully, all seems to be well now. Son is doing okay if a little sore. He has to go back to the hospital in the morning to have the burns checked. Apparently, he was working on an industrial pipe at work and there was a leak and hot water (really, really hot water) came out. He turned quickly but got burned on his thigh. I'm sure in the morning it will be really sore! He's not sure if he'll be working tomorrow or not. He's going to see what the doctor says.

Tomorrow MIGHT be a rainy day. I'm not sure whether to believe the weather forecast or not, so we shall see. If it's raining I'll have a day to run some errands. 

I did get some housework done today once the pain pills kicked in and fever subsided. I also got some packages ready to post and listed some more items. Not a bad day for a late start!

Day 298

The sun was out this morning and there was still some colours around on my walk. I especially liked this view framed by the trees!


  1. Oh, my! That must have been scary to have your son call and say he had an accident at work and burnt himself! Glad it wasn't worse, but, even so, hope he feels OK, tomorrow. Glad he's going to the doctor in the morning to have his burns checked.
    Sorry that the side effects kicked in for you, today, but, even so, it sounds like you got a lot accomplished! Hope you feel fine, tomorrow, and have a good day.

    1. Thanks so much! I was glad he's okay. Stiff and sore, but it could have been a lot worse!

  2. Ouch, burns are nasty things and I hope your son isn't too sore today. I can't have the flu jab until my bug clears up but I'm not looking forward to it. How is your arm today?

    1. Thanks. Arm still a little sore and I felt a little ill this evening, but overall a lot better.

  3. Oh no, I had to go back and read what happened to your son. Terrible. I hope he heals quickly.


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