COVID-19 has had such a negative impact in the world but as with my last post about COVID-19 I still believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel and at the end of each day that light shines brighter and brighter.
After the first shot I felt much better after the second day than I had in a long time. Though still a little tired and still trying to recover after having COVID-19 I felt better though this could have been due to the thought that I could see the light at the then end of the tunnel. When it came time for my second shot I scheduled it to be on a Friday after work. As I walked into the building and made my way up the stairs to the clinic, once again could not help think of the great opportunity and honor that it was to be able to receive the vaccine. My mind once again started to think about the past year. The start of the pandemic, the changes that each one of us experienced, the challenges and even my battle with COVID-19 I was grateful that I had made it this far for things could have been so different.
Once called I went into the room to receive my vaccine the nurse asked me some questions and then asked which arm I wanted it in. I said to my left please I have a fistula in my right and would rather not have it in that arm. She said ok and said just relax, and you are done. The next day I was tired and my arm was a little sore but there other than that I had no side effects with the second vaccine.
Through my COVID-19 Journey as a Kidney Transplant patient I am ever grateful for this experience and thankful that I was chosen to take this journey even though there were some concerns along the way I passed through the valley of COVID and continue to travel on to the next peak . Since the start of 2020 and the start of COVID-19 life has changed for all of us. From those of us on the front line down, to those that have stayed home through this time. We have all faced different challenges, some lost their loved ones to COVID-19, some lost their jobs, some have stayed home throughout this whole time and there are so many other challenges that you the reader have faced. But this one thing I know that this is the test that has been given to our generation and once it is over History will share the stories and experiences to be read and taught to the future generations. What will history show? It would be foolish for me to try to predict what history will tell, but I hope that it will show that we had strength, resolve to never give up, that we cared for each other more and that we learned the lessons that COVID-19 had for us and that we applied those lessons to our lives and taught it to our children. Now as I finish up this last post of my journey with COIVD-19 I want to leave you with a few thoughts.
- At the end of the day we are one day closer to beating this.
- Be strong and of good courage you have made it this far.
- History will show the resolve, strength and courage you and I had to come through this challenging time.
- Cherish the time you have with your friends and loved ones. You will never get that time back.
- Don’t take anything for granted.
Until next time stay encouraged on your journey for you are one step closer to the next peak.
Anthony E Reed
CEO Kidney Trails
Master Kidney Coach, Speaker.