I Finally Caught the ‘Vid

Hard to believe since I’m triple vaccinated and wear my mask so much and avoid dining indoors in restaurants I contracted COVID but lo and behold I sure did. I’m pretty sure I got it from the Middle school where I volunteered to be a Proctor for 2 days in a row.

What’s it like? For me it is like having the flu and bronchitis at the same time. I had deep deep chills and searing pain in my major joints. I would say that was the worst symptoms. After two days of not sleeping well the doctor gave me the trial drugs they were using on people who were high risk. After 12 hours the chills and aches were gone. For the next few days it was like a light flu – fever below 100, slight cough sometimes dry sometimes phlegmy. I was tired tired tired. At least I was able to sleep. I was out by 7pm and did not wake until 8am. I woke up tired, ate tired and went back to sleep tired. After 10 days I felt more like myself but I still have a cough that likes to visit me now and then. It is more of an annoyance than anything. Oh, and my ears feel a little stuffed up. Weird right?

What I have learned is that EVERYONE is tired with COVID but the symptoms have a really big range. Some get diarrhea (I’m so sorry for those people), others get severe headaches, some develop pneumonia or other respiratory illnesses and of course the worse cases end up in hospitals. I am thankful that I had none of that. A day later, my middle schooler had a scratchy throat and a headache and she tested positive as well so we both quarantined in our bedrooms. She had a light case – she was mostly just tired. She said that she did not have any other symptoms so I think triple vaccinated paid off for our family. No, it did not prevent us from getting it but I am happy that the symptoms were not as bad as they could be. So for 2022, 3 out of 4 of us has had COVID.

My husband’s symptoms were pretty light, the Middle schooler too and mine was what I would consider “medium”? So if you are not vaccinated and you are not wearing a mask more power to you – good luck!

Published by bridgey1967

Loyal. Funny. Sensitive. Loving.

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