So March is Autoimmune Awareness month. I know I've spammed my Instagram with memes on the subject but even as I do the minimum and simply post a few memes, it's brought a little bit of awareness to what I've been doing lately. I've been down on myself for not feeling up to being the person I want to be. The person I think I should be, if that makes any sense at all. The fact is that it is difficult, at times, to have the energy for exercise, housework, etc. Throw in my ADD and it's no wonder I feel all over the place. I don't always want to go out. I love being at home whether it's enjoying my river and deck or sitting at my computer rendering whatever comes to mind or working on a crochet/craft/writing project. Living above the snowline, my year tends to be half in absolute pain due to the cold affecting my arthritis and half in less pain but still with little energy due to the other half of the year. It sucks.
But.... this is me. I'm going to do me so you do you.
That's it. That's the post. :) #AutoimmuneAwarenessMonth
The second one should be in a couple of weeks. Had a bit of a reaction but nothing too bad. I did debate on whether or not I should get it because of my autoimmune issues but I also read that individuals with autoimmune issues tend to end up hospitalized with covid so... I just did it.
The argument against it appears to be based on how fast the vaccines came to be. Well the fact is that sars and covid are not new. This strain is new and it’s existence and spread is definitely suspect but I’m fairly certain a vaccine has been in the works for this in some form. Then 2020 hit, part serious issue and part politicized but a serious issue nonetheless. Thanks to President Trump, who put together Operation Warp Speed, they finally had money and resources to complete these vaccines. So, no, I don’t buy into the theory that these were created from scratch in just one year. Since I’ve continued to work throughout the pandemic I’m actually surprised we didn’t get sick. But I am over and done with lockdowns and masks. It’s time to live again and if we let the government that’s running the show have this control over us any longer... they’ll just keep adding on more and more restrictions.