Tag HPV

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Vaccinated

WP_20141112_002I’ve started and stopped this post several times over the last couple hours. It’s not even anything particularly interesting, which is why I’ve started and stopped, I guess.
But right now I’m having jack and coke and playing lego Marvel so I figured I’d take a break while I was observing the snow and actually write this stupid post.
Wednesday I got my last HPV shot! Which is awesome! I feel like I’m actually caught up on all the shots I should have gotten – I got my TDAP when I got the first HPV vaccine in May and getting the last of the three HPV’s done this week makes me feel all accomplished and adult.
Like, I overcame a bunch of childhood shit and made health choices that are better for my future. As much crap as I got from people about how much shots hurt, I did it anyway. And you know what? The shots weren’t even that bad! I mean, they’re shots, they’re not horribly comfy and I’m favoring my right shoulder, but I only needed ibuprofen on Wednesday and it’ll be back to normal by the weekend and I’m vaccinated against HPV for the rest of my life!
So if you haven’t gotten the shot yet because pain, do yourself a favor, get the shot, it’s only 3, they’re done in 6 months, they’re not that bad, and they’re a million times better than getting cancer. Don’t listen to all the people who jump on you because it’s so painful, it sounds worse than it is. Just do it. It’s smart. You’re worth it.
 
 

Kiery Gets Shots

So, I’ve talked before about how medically neglectful my parents were...and how they believed in faith healing instead of going to the doctor, because doctors are evil.
They also spent a LOT of time, drilling into me/us that immunizations/vaccines are dangerous (and evil) and you will either get sick or die from them – clearly, because they are not of-god.
So today, after having my tetanus, etc, shots out of date for over a decade (I actually don’t remember the last time I got immunized, I just know that I did before my parents went nuts), I went to Planned Parenthood to start on getting the Gardasil vaccine (Yay, 1/3rd of the way to not getting cervical cancer) and…. I got my TDAP shot! So, I am now safe from tetanus, diptheria, something else, and whooping cough until I’m 33! 😀
Though my shoulders are mildly achey (one shot in each arm), it really wasn’t as bad as I was preparing myself for (heh internet) – and taking ibuprofen has helped with the minor uncomfortability of my body realizing it had two shots (and also realizing that it was up all night driving back home from an awesome weekend in NYC where we saw Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Thrilling Adventure Hour).
I have not yet shown signs of tetanus, whooping cough, HPV, diptheria, or that other thing.
SCIENCE YOU GUYS, SCIENCE.
So, I am immune to things again! And it is awesome.
I feel like a BAMF.