We started our vaccines on a Friday afternoon and by Friday around 11 pm, we were both hurting. Brian's arm swelled at the injection site and would remain inflamed and hot to the touch for close to a week. We both spiked a fever, had chills and dealt with severe back pain and body aches.
It was like having every flu symptom without the actual flu.
We had committed to our best friend's engagement party the Saturday after our shots, so we both knew we were going to have to power through it. Brian also made the mistake of volunteering Saturday morning to help manually clean out a local spring. Truth be told, there isn't enough ibuprofen in the world to help take the edge off the body aches we had.
By the end of Saturday night, as all our friends headed out the door to continue the party, we both were silently praying to pour ourselves into bed.
If you have to get yellow fever, make certain you don't schedule anything else around it. Everything you read is true. The good news is it only lasted a few days.