I booked my Covid 19 booster a while a go when the rules were that you had to have a 6 month gap since your second vaccination. Now the gap has been reduced to 3 month. I had no effects from my first vaccination but my second had left me feeling tired for an evening. This time, though, having had the injection at around 9.30 am, I started to feel tired and feverish in the evening. By half past nine I’d had enough and went to bed unprecendentedly early. I had flu like symptoms overnight but wasn’t nearly as ill as I was on the one occasion in my life that I had real flu, rather than a cold. I developed a tickly throat and had a full 12 hours of restless sleep.
Paracetamol in the middle of the night and this morning has been a big help and now I feel like I’m more or less over the problem. I’m not well enough for a mountain bike ride, that will have to wait, even though I haven’t ridden for 5 days. After riding on Tuesday we went to north Wales on Wednesday for a friend’s 60th birthday. The area is popular for mountain biking but there was no chance of me taking a bike. We walked our dog, Freddie, by the sea instead and introduced him to our friend’s new dog, Honey. They lost their 13 year old border collie earlier in the year and got Honey about a month ago. She’s another border collie and is very cute at 13 weeks old. It’s important that the 2 dogs get on well so our tactic was to keep both on a lead and not let Freddie have free reign to play even though he was clearly keen. I should be able to ride tomorrow.