Hey my beautiful ramblers! Dude, I seriously hadn’t been expecting to do another of these posts this week. Especially not one the following day lol. But something came up, that I have thought long and hard about sharing because I know topics like this one, can be a whole can of worms scenario lol. But after thinking on it, I truly felt it could help you see a little more into those of us that are chronically sick…and that sometimes we can’t just do things because it is required…and sometimes, definitely, not without first checking in with our doctors. So I wanted to speak for a couple of people, who I know, that have had either comments or judgement made on them about vaccinations.
For those that are healthy, there isn’t much thought put into whether you can vaccinate or not (as in you make your decision for yourself and that’s that). But there is a handful of us that need to consult our doctors and make them think things through before we can. Like me for example. As some of you may know, I’m on a medication that actually shuts down my immune system (immunosuppressant) and having a vaccine can trigger a few things with our autoimmune illness. For me, we have to consider past illness history (since I was a weirdo and got Kawasaki disease as a kid lol), medications, will it have an impact on my illness? How I will react? etc. etc etc.
Others with autoimmune diseases, a vaccine may have no affect on them, and when I say that, I mean their body will literally force and reject vaccinations out of their body. But yet, places of business and even everyday life will look badly down on that person and stop them from being able to do stuff, simply because they haven’t vaccinated themselves. And by doing so, force that person to have a vaccination when, in all honesty, it is pointless for them and extremely detrimental to their health, since…the person a month later or less, their bodies will have rejected and discarded it from their body. It seems pointless to tell that person, or remove them from life activities because of an illness they can’t control over, right? And yet some businesses are literally forcing these people to make these decisions, basically “promoting” them to a space where they are secluded from everyone around them. Even once their illness has been explained. There is still no understanding and especially no empathy and kindness shown for the individuals who can’t control their bodies response.
Anyways, after my GP was seeming unsure of what type I should take or whether I should or shouldn’t…I rang my Rheumatologist who has a deeper understanding of my medication. Whilst I could have either, he recommended the Pfizer Vacs for me. But I’ve had to work it around my Immunosuppressant med. As I can only take it about 1-2 weeks after my medication injection, as that’ll affect how my body takes it in. But regardless of even becoming fully vaccinated, my body’s immune response will not be like a “normal” one. Meaning, it won’t be as strong and effective as it is for the healthy. So even after having it, that does not mean I’ll necessarily be protected and safe to go out etc.
As an added bonus, I was also told that for me, this particular vaccination is going to send my body into a decent flare up (an increase in severity of a chronic illness). As it will trigger the inflammation and arthritis in my body. Sooo, looking forward to that lol.
This is not a message about whether to get vaccinated or not, but more a message that there are people out there that can’t always make their own decisions, because their bodies are making them for them. So please remember, that when talking to someone, as to why they can’t do something, whatever it may be…life, activities, you name it…that we can sometimes only do the best that we can. Even if that doesn’t meet another’s standards. I thought the topic of vaccinations truly helped me to show that with you guys.
I’ll leave you with this.
“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”UNKNOWN
Stay safe and healthy my friends 💖
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