I am struggling too! I keep deciding to make my appointment soon and get it over with, no matter what, how bad, or how long the side effects last. Then I get worried and put it off again. (Ultimately I would like to avoid Covid AND avoid any long term or lifelong Covid vaccine effects). I feel like with the delta variant, I am not safe from getting Covid with the vaccine… yet if I get it after vaccinated it may possibly mean the difference between mild or severe, life or death.
I live alone and have been isolating, and distancing OUTDOORS ONLY to stay safe all of this time. I wear my mask when I do a grocery pick up or get gas, and I order everything I need online that can possibly be shipped to my house. But I have been avoiding all of my important doctors dental and vision stuff, most family visits, and some vehicle maintenance, and can’t safely keep that up much longer.
Some of my family is currently not getting vaccinated- so I will only see them rarely outdoors and distanced. Some of my family is vaccinated and going about life like normal, but I know that they could still get Covid and still give me Covid- so I will only see them rarely outdoors and distanced too. Nobody feels safe to be around in close contact or enclosed spaces yet. I am very glad that I can keep in touch by phone calls, text messages, emails, cards, and letters throughout this difficult time.
I really wanted to wait until a better vaccine comes out. But I don’t see that happening soon enough.
I am very grateful for everyone here that is sharing their Covid and Covid vaccine experiences on this forum. It is helpful information…
When I watch news reports, they either don’t include people with our illness in their findings, or they overlook us and minimize our existence and experience… I don’t feel that the information is safely including or considering someone like me when they keep saying “Just get the vaccine!… It is safe.”