Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Need the Shingles Vaccine? Fuggedaboutit.

What's wrong with me?


To be honest, there are probably a lot of things wrong with me.
  • I'm getting really sick of my frizzy hair.
  • I cannot make a breakfast sausage casserole that is satisfying to all.
  • I'm certainly overweight and have no willpower to change.
  • I'm getting really sick of my frizzy hair.  Wait -- did I already say that?
  • I'm pretty much a couch potato in my leisure time.  If I didn't have a job, I'd really be in trouble!
And I'm also at risk of shingles.

NOTE:  My friend Corinne told me that the shot hurts for weeks -- and she just left to get her second one.  Who knew that it was such a pain to be in pain?

I've been asking doctors about getting the shingles shot for years and the doctors -- different ones, BTW -- have always blown me off.  I used to think it was because I don't look (almost) 58, but now that I'm in a frenzy to find the damn thing, I'm beginning to think it was because the f-ing doctors didn't care if I got the shingles.

My Tom Thumb Pharmacy told me they are saving theirs for the waiting list (but when I asked to be put on the waiting list, they said no).  A few days later a friend on FaceBook posted she was getting her's at my Tom Thumb and that she was on the waiting list.  

NOTE:  Why would they put her on the wait list and not me?  Michelle is very pretty (and no frizzy hair) -- hmmmm...

Today, Corinne told me there is a vaccine locator website to look up who has the shots.  The Walgreens near me said they are holding their inventory for second shot patients and to call back.  

Another pharmacy on the vaccine locator website told me they had the shots, but that I had to be a Native American to get one.  

NOTE:  My Ancestry.com profile will not help me here.  Not one f-ing iota.

I'm SOL.  Stay away from me if you have shingles.  I'll make an exception if you have Cheetos or a flat iron.

12 comments:

  1. I'v had the same problem,not about the hair,I can find anyone who has the stuff you get with the shot. My Walgreen want even call me when it come in. Are we all going to die from shingles ? I hope not and if so it will be the pharmacy's fault not our doctor's because they want give you the shot

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  2. it should read I can't find anyone .....

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  3. HA - you are hilarious! If it makes you feel any better, I got on the TT list last October and they called for my first shot in Feb. And my experience is that it does really hurt the first 24 hours (2 Aleve worked wonders) and then just a sore arm for a few days. Shingles looks AWFUL, so hang in there and keep trying! xx

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    1. Thanks for the report and tips, Michelle. I still think it’s partially your hair! Xxoo

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  4. I feel your pain! In the same situation. Was told years ago, "you're too young". At some point, the age changed. Now I can't get/find the damned thing. UGH!

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  5. I had the shingles vaccine years ago and have no bad memories of the event.

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    1. So glad to hear that — if I ever find it, I hope to have your experience! Thanks for reading!

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  6. You are right, Steve! Blame the docs!

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    1. I was *on three wait lists...

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    2. I understand, Tanya — it is worth the effort, but yuck!

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