I Got It

Yep It finally hit my household. Covid.

I can no longer say I have never caught the virus. Non vaccinated and unmasked for over two years and me and my husband have both been lucky not got to get sick. I have been around people with the virus many times and still, no sickness. 
But now it’s my time. 

My husband brought it home from his job. 
He worked beside another employee who had a nasty cough and did not cover her mouth when she coughed. It went on all day.
Two days later he began to run a fever and had a deep chest cough. He took a home test and was positive. Two days after that, I woke up in the morning mad. I felt like a truck had hit me and I was running a fever. I stormed into the kitchen looking for another covid test. I knew I had it. I called the doctor to get it confirmed and get some meds started. He put us both on antibiotics and a Covid medicine called “Paxlovid”. 

That employee? She ended up testing positive for covid she has also had all her vaccines. 

Luckily, we did not get a bad case of it. But again, what is a good case? Either way, it’s nasty, and painful. Here is how my covid experience went for those that wonder what it was like for me. My husbands symptoms were mostly the same as mine. 

Day one: Woke up feeling like I had the flu. Running a fever off and on all day. Weak and foggy headed. 
Day two: Woke up feeling fine. Like nothing ever happened. No fever. But can feel a tickle in my chest like something was in there. 
Day three: Still feeling ok. But whatever is in my chest now wants out. I try to cough but its not working. My chest now hurts like I have chest cold.
My legs keep drawing up with cramps. My arms muscles feel like noodles. They are weak. 
Day four: Still ok with all the same symptoms as yesterday. Nothing worst. I think I am now on the downside. 
Day five: Getting stronger. Chest still hurts but phlegm is finally coughing up. I took my last dose of that nasty medicine tonight. Learned that all of my cramps and icky feeling the past couple days are side effects of the medicine.

I’m suppose to go back to work tomorrow but I asked for one more day out of the office. I want to make sure these side effects are gone before I return which also included some lightheadedness. I do have the privilege of working from home so I only lost a few hours work on the first day of sickness. 

Did this change my mind about the vaccine? Nope. Still will not do it. 
Did this change my mind about wearing a mask? Not really. I feel like if you have a cough, you should wear it around people so you don’t cough on them and spread germs. But I am not convinced it protects against getting Covid. 
I just give my healthy immune system and God all the thanks. 




3 comments

  1. Yep, here we go again with a flare up in cases. I'm sorry to hear that it got you on this go round. It sounds like you're on the mend and I hope you feel completely well very soon.

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  2. I DO NOT give medical advice. LOL When I tell my Dr. what I think he looks at me and says, "YOU are no Docta!" I believe him. He did not suggest I take the shots, but said he had. He told me to 'run the numbers and do what you think is best.. I did and took the shots. Sherry has not taken the shots and that is her choice. Her last Dr. visit he 'did not say yes or no, but sorta hinted for her not to get the shots.' Again tis one is a toss up, and still a personal choice. Neither of us have had the Covid itself. Hope you and brother Nick continue to mend. Love ya,
    Sherry & jack across the Muddy South Fork....

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  3. I think it is just a matter of time before everyone will eventually get it.
    Ken and I had it in May.

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