Wasn’t Expecting This

Well, I certainly wasn’t expecting it to happen, but it did. After all, why should I be immune. Yes, I am double vaxxed. Yes, I am double boosted. Yes I mostly mask in public. I guess the key word is “mostly”.

It started on Thursday. I woke up with a headache. Didn’t think much about it because sometimes when I sleep hard I wake up this way. Usually after moving around a bit it disappears. It didn’t. Took a Tylenol and it helped.

Friday came and I added body ache to the mix. At first I just chalked it to go the weed pulling I did the day before. Still didn’t give much thought to what was happening.

To sweeten the pot, let’s add a sore throat to the mix. Some Halls helped with that and it was gone by Saturday. One final thing I need to add to this is a dry hacking cough. This I found most irritating because it seemingly would just start. Now. mix all of these together and what do you get?

Could it be? Do I have it? I decided to sleep on it and see how I felt on Saturday.

Woke up Saturday not feeling much better. It was time to test. I didn’t want to go to church that afternoon if I were infected. Got out my home test kit. Did the swabbing. Waited the 15 minutes and sure enough there were the two lines. I have COVID!. Great. Just what needed. Well, church was out for that afternoon.

I have an appointment with my ENT on Monday. I will call and cancel that. Kathy and I had plan to attend a lunch honoring new retirees on Tuesday. Won’t be going. Ned has an appointment with the vet on Thursday. Need to reschedule.

Nothing I could do now except to ride this out. Felt a bit better when I woke up On Sunday. It didn’t last. As I got up to get some breakfast for Kathy and me it hit. I don’t know where it came from, but I wasn’t sure if I could make it from the kitchen to the bathroom in time. I did. Don’t remember the last time I felt so lousy. Sunday morning was really bad.

I left the bathroom feeling weak and a bit wobbly. I told Kathy I was skipping breakfast and going back to bed. My clothes were soaked, but I didn’t care. I crawled under the covers and slept for four hours. When I got up it was like I was a completely different person. Was that a turning point?

Each day now I am feeling a bit better. I can only imagine how I would have felt had I not been vaccinated and boosted.

It creeps in takes hold
Aches, lethargy, nagging cough
Test confirms - COVID


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22 responses to “Wasn’t Expecting This

  1. Eeek! My husband just got it this weekend too–probably started Friday. I hope you continue down the road to recovery!

  2. Trish

    I feel lucky to have gotten it so far down the trail, like you after vaccine and booster. Nonetheless it is no picnic, that’s for sure. What I wish for you is a speedy recovery, day-by-day improvement. (Hey, I’m impressed you summoned the wherewithal to write this post. My brain was tapped out!)

    • Thank you for your well wishes. I actually thought about not writing and posting today, but felt something was missing if I didn’t. So, I wrote, I rambled, I posted.

  3. Sorry to hear this. It looks like we are about to ride another wave – I am sorry you got caught up in it. I also wish you a speedy recovery and am also impressed you wrote today!

  4. Sorry to read this, yet glad you felt enough better to be able to write. Keep taking all the rest and care you need!

  5. Terje

    I am glad that you are on the recovery path. Take care of yourself fully and as long as needed. Be gentle.

  6. Glad to hear you are doing better. I still don’t have it (yet) but I’m sure it will happen. Like you said, the vaccine & boosters help me feel like I will survive it, even if it is rough for a few days.

  7. Ufhh….
    Take care.

  8. Erika Haak

    Get well soon and thanks for staying home and doing your part to not spread it! Hoping you are on the mend!

  9. Oh no! Thank goodness you’ve had all the shots and boosters so it was relatively mild case, considering. Glad to read you’re on the mending side of this. No one likes being forced to rest. Take care.

  10. We too experienced it last year. I know the discomfort you are going through. But your Haiku at the end made me smile. How is Kathy?
    I thought of you when I was reading this post.
    Take care.

  11. Thank you for your thoughts. Kathy is getting over two really bad days. Hopefully she is now over the hump. Thanks for the link to the article. I will share it with Kathy.

  12. Lainie Levin

    Oh, no! I’m sorry to hear this. I thought I was a COVID “unicorn” until I got it in May. Your symptoms sound like mine, except they pretty much whomped me all at the same time. I had a headache one morning, took some caffeine to shoo it away, and that worked until the afternoon when I felt awful.

    Here’s hoping you all feel better – and soon!

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