Gradually, we seem to be finding our way out of the COVID crisis. To my vast relief, my mom received her second Pfizer inoculation this afternoon. I called her a couple of hours after her jab, and she told me she was doing fine- no pain, no fatigue, no adverse reactions at all. Basically, her experience with the shot seems to be mirroring mine. I advised her to drink plenty of water, but I'm sure she'll be fine. Mom walks six miles a day, weather permitting.
The real significance of her second inoculation is that, in two weeks, I should be able to visit Mom without any qualms. I figure it would be nice to help her out with some gardening, and the weather should be decent enough to do some planting by then (it still gets down to the 40s at night, so it's premature to plant any basil or tomatoes). Even more importantly, Mom will be able to travel to see her grandchildren. It's been too long since she's taken a good, long trip.
I don't worry about Mom, she's in good health and has a good local support network in her neighborhood. She's well squared away, but it's nice to know that she'll be protected from this out-of-the-ordinary scourge.