Yesterday, the two-week post-vaccine period ended and my vaccine should now work at full capacity.
I'm a cautious person, a critical thinker as best I can be, and these attributes have been a great help to me in navigating my life.
So I listened to and read what the scientists had to say about the vaccines. I realize that they don't know everything, but that they feel comfortable in their desire to see all Americans eventually getting vaccinated.
I also knew with absolute certainty that I would not survive a bout with covid-19 should I get it. I'm 80 years old, I have Type-1 diabetes, and some damage to my lungs from those years, long ago now, when I smoked cigarettes. I saw no way for me to survive a bad case of this novel virus.
So the choice was easy.
How do I feel now? Much relieved, but still cautious as new variants show up. But relieved, for sure.
I also feel gratitude for everyone who has been involved in taking care of us during this past difficult year.
And maybe, maybe I see a faint shimmer of light at the end of this long dark tunnel.