OH YEAH, this is my goody bag.
I get this super swanky thermometerdevice which bleeps after 3 minutes to tell me how hot I am (37.1c tonight yeahhh, immune system like a steel wall).
Then I have this paper ruler thing, where I can now FREE OF CHARGE measure the swelling red abomination on my arm. If it ever gets to that stage. At the moment all that’s left of my needle adventure is a tiny red dot.
FINALLY, I have my Diary Card. Because the vaccine isn’t yet perfected (in the last study the NHS did, only 3 of 11 participants were actually saved from getting malaria from the mosquitoes because of their vaccine. For the others, the vaccine didn’t work at all. For that reason, I’ve gotta fill out a questionnaire every evening telling them exactly how I’m feeling, from headaches, to nausea, to a tickley foot, just so they know what it does.
If anyone’s interested, at the moment I really struggle to move my arm far above my head. The muscle’s just like NOPE. It aches a lot. But the rest of me’s fine. I’ve got some pins and needles on my left side and the rest is a bit of lightheadedness.