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I just wanted to share.  I don't think I'll ever go shopping without a mask ever again though.

It's nice being incognito and being able to make screwed up faces at people without them realizing it.

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I love the masks. They free me from having to pay attention to and censor what my expression is doing. I’m considering how long I want to wear them, in what circumstances, etc.

Congratulations on getting your first dose. May I suggest that you get it on your non-dominant side? Bugger can hurt. 

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My infectious disease specialist advised me to take one dose of Tylenol one hour before each vaccination, and a second dose six hours afterward. Apparently this helps to fend off unwanted side effects. Unlike Gears, I felt absolutely nothing, from either shot, and had no sign of any side effect.

I'm not as eager to keep the mask, simply because I've never had any success at either monitoring or censoring my own expression. I gather that it doesn't do all that much; for many years people - lots of people - have told me that I remind them very much of the android Data from Star Trek. Intriguing.

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i get mine in a week. today i drove out to the place i'm getting it so i don't get lost on the actual date.

i have a septum ring and use my lips to play with it a lot. it looks pretty silly, but with a mask on no one can see. i kind of like that.

@Cerberus thanks for the tip about tylenol. i think being compared to data is a compliment. he's my favourite from TNG. once as a kid i had a boy call me the "mother of spock" because i was quite deadpan and serious in school. i always liked that, even though canonically it's a nonsensical insult because she's human.

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4 hours ago, wookie said:

well I got it done and my arm is a tiny bit sore but nothing dramatic to write home about.

Yay!  Glad it went well.  

(I like the mask too, though when I go outside with the dogs in three-layer mask in 30C heat...I take it off outside of our building.  Because holy heck.

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i got my first one! almost cried in the waiting area because there were post-it notes covering the walls with things people wanted to do when social distancing rules lift. stuff like "see my girlfriend in ontario", "hug my grandkids", "visit my mom", "go out with the boys", "see the world". it just felt like a really nice display of humanity. maybe things will be okay.

arm hurt for a couple days after. naproxen helped a lot.

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