Great idea poopydoop. I will try again next time I go in...but that isn't until February. (Unless I have some more issues...but even then there has to be lots of mucus or blood for me to actually go in. The only reason I went in this time was because it had been a year and he was threatening to withhold my Remicade if he didn't actually see me. Been doing the virtual visits...lol)
I tried to get numbers but my GI was not willing to go there. He just said that some people had mini flares and that they all had recovered....and that was when we were speaking about
the 3rd shot...not the first 2. That relieved my concerns. It was said in a manner that, to me, indicated that even if you did flare it didn't last too too long and that they all recovered. But TBH...I was so freaked out by the people in the waiting room and all the masks worn under people's noses that I was sorta a mess.
I am the only Crohn's patient my PCP has so that's not helpful.
I did ask my Infectious Disease doctor--who does my infusions-- and he indicated that he had heard of a few people flaring but he thought they were all back to where they were before the 3rd shot.
So I dunno. But I will ask. Hopefully others will too.
If I had spoken to VanJordans doc... Well it might have caused me to pause for a moment-- but then I would picture my sister in law gasping for breath, begging for oxygen... And I would have done it anyway. She didn't make it. The visuals and sounds will haunt me forever-even if they were experienced thru an ipad.
I know that some others just can't take the vaccine...I respect that. I have family members that can not take any of the vaccines because of other health issues...so I get it. I just want everyone to be safe. I hope those antiviral pills come out soon.
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