Lab tech:  Have you ever had a bad reaction to a vaccine?

me:  Yes.

The look on every lab tech’s face at this point translates to: wait, what? Then there’s a brief pause before they roll on to the next question.

Am I on the floor waiting for an ambulance? No. But I’m gonna need another way to explain losing 2-6 days to complete crappery every time I get a vaccine. I keep getting them because, y’know, science and such but damn, why does my body insist on reacting like I’ve injected it with the plague?

We’re currently almost 24 hours past round two of the shingles vaccine and woo, buddy, talk about past patterns predicting current behavior. We’ll take any thoughts and prayers in these trying times.