Aug 28, 2021 11:12PM
I understand vaccine hesitancy, I had medical issues years ago that coincided with a vaccine booster shot. The side effects lasted for months, and eventually went away on their own. I saw a neurologist and had umpteen different tests, no conclusion. BUT despite that history, I had the Covid vaccine, and the previous issues did not repeat.
I do not understand refusal to wear a mask, getting in other people's space to argue with them about masks, yelling, fighting etc over masks or trying to prevent others from getting the vaccine.. I also don't understand taking veterinary grade medication or anything else not recognized by the general medical community.
It is insanely frustrating that Covid is dragging on, with no apparent end. I wanted to get back to normal after finishing treatment, travel, visit friends and family and basically try to do bucket list items ASAP in case my cancer comes back, which is far from unrealistic considering I had IBC. I think the normal reaction is to find someone to blame, and it would be easy to blame the unvaccinated. But, we live in a global economy, people travel, and much of the rest of the world do not readily have access to vaccines. Variants will continue to arise in other countries, and will eventually make their way here.
I don't understand how politicized the vaccine has become. I feel like I've left reality and entered the twilight zone. Texas seems to be one place that is constantly in the news as full of anti-vax sentiment. I lived in Texas years ago. The conservative hospital I worked at mandated flu vaccines, very few complained. At some point the Republican governor mandated pre-teen girls to be vaccinated against HPV, yet that did not have even remotely the amount of backlash as the idea of mask mandates in schools.
I am angry at people who spread misinformation, or try to prevent others from taking care of themselves. What is to be gained?
Honestly, if I wanted to believe in conspiracies, I would find it much more believable that the mocking of mask wearing, spreading of misinformation, fighting the vaccines is only serving the purpose of reducing future medical burden by killing off people with pre-existing conditions. That makes a hell of a lot more sense than thinking Bill Gates has nothing better to do track my whereabouts with a chip in a vaccine...
1/2019, IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
2/14/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel)
7/29/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left
7/30/2019, IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 4/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
8/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, ER+/PR+