Coping with Covid-19

Two weeks ago I felt a bit like the flu and two coworkers went home with fevers. Turned out we all got covid-19, one of the with the British mutation, so we others surely got it too. I went home the next day after a positive rapid test and got a PCR test the same day.

My partner and I had to stay at home in quarantine for 10 days, but I filled up the fridge after the doctor visit, so we got by without asking our neighbors to do our shopping.

The next day I felt well enough to sew a pinafore dress for work, but after that I started getting fevers around 103, runny nose and a bad cough. I also felt really weak and could just lie on the sofa watching endless episodes of Criminal Intent. I just hobbled around between sofa, toilet and bed. I had a bad stomach and nearly no appetite and everything I ate made me feel queasy. This lasted more than a week.

Finally the fever went down, but I still have a bit of elevated temperatures every day and am still coughing like mad. I can eat again and regained a bit of my appetite, but still feel unwell after two weeks with this disease. Thankfully my boyfriend is asymptomatic or he did not get it. And I never lost my sense of taste and smell, which also makes me happy.

The last days I started wearing perfume again. Something simple like Roma, Ninfeo Mio and Cristalle Eau Verte.

Now that we don’t have to stay isolated any more, I will try a short walk outside today. But no work, until my temperatures are normal again and I don’t cough my lungs out.

If this was a milder form of Covid, I would not wish anyone a more severe version of it.

3 thoughts on “Coping with Covid-19

  1. How awful for you to have gone through this. I hope you continue to improve – a lingering cough can be such a nuisance. It is such a lottery who gets the virus and how bad the symptoms are.

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  2. I’m so sorry to read of your illness! I do hope your recovery proceeds quickly. Your experience sounds worse than my daughter’s, but she is in her early 20s. She had a fever, but it stayed low; she too was exhausted, but that lasted less than a week for her. She lost her senses of smell and taste for a couple of weeks but they came back. What a strange, scary illness this is. And we found out in December that our son, who had been at college, had the antibodies for it, so he must have had it, but he never had any symptoms or even a positive test. I will say that it gives me some peace of mind to know that he had it and he has the antibodies, since he is back at college now. Feel better soon!

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