I never had to work from home. Even when business started to close down and staff were sent to work from home in March of 2020.
Thankfully, I never caught Covid. Even when my fifteen year old son got it from school last year, we weren’t affected at home.
It all started last Friday afternoon when my throat felt sharp as if something was choking me. My tonsils were not swollen, I did not think much of it, had some hot tea, and went on with my day. Saturday morning, I woke up around 4:00 am. with a sore throat. Garbled with salt and warm water (best old recipe ever) that made it better. My breathing was fine. My taste and smell were great. I took one of the free home tests, and it was negative. I was convinced it was the new virus everyone has been talking about lately.
Sunday, my whole body felt horrible. Muscle and joint pain. Itchy throat. And of course, fever. I took Tylenol with Benadryl in the lowest dose possible, only to keep the pain away. I slept mostly all Sunday, with dry caugh awakening me every hour.
Today, Monday, I couldn’t get myself to dress up for work. Took another home test. Sure enough, it is positive. The pain changed today. Migraine, congestion, heavy dry caugh, with fever. I definitely didn’t want to take a week off work with these symptoms. But I have to stay home now until next Monday.
I am very blessed to have such wonderful boys. Never can do it without their help, especially my oldest. Thankfully, this Covid has been mild even with all the pain, breathing, smell, and taste not being affected. I pray this virus doesn’t worsen nor affect my family. Sickness is a blessing to remind us to take care of the most important thing, our body and our family.
I can not sleep at night without this dry caugh waking me. And the Covid journey continues!
Here’s a picture of a soup I made today, chicken breast with potatoes, some frozen veggies, and thin cut noodles. And another picture for the one I made Saturday, dry mint visible on top. I pray no one experiences this pain. 🙏
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