I was just wondering if anybody has COVID or had it and recovered. Or, have any friends or relatives had it?
My husband and I have been pretty careful wearing masks, social distancing, staying at home most of the time…but there are times when we need to get groceries or get together with our kids and grandkids (surely not very often). Whenever someone near me coughs, sneezes or has the sniffles, I do get a little nervous!
Our 38-year old daughter caught COVID about 9 weeks ago. It started out like allergies with a very stuffy nose. About the 3rd day she realized she had lost her taste and smell, so she got tested and it was positive. Her symptoms were a bad headache and ice-pick headaches, low-grade fever, sore throat, body aches, brain fog and terrible fatigue. She said she really had to push herself to keep going and not spend the days in bed. It’s not fun and she wouldn’t wish it on anyone—and this was a “mild” case! She still hasn’t got her taste and smell back to 100% and is thinking will never come back all the way.
3 of my coworkers caught COVID also. Luckily, I’ve been working from home so I wasn’t exposed to them. I’m pretty sure one coworker went to work sick with a bad cough and told everyone it was allergies. When she lost her taste and smell, she tested positive for COVID. All 3 had to be out for two weeks, which put a HUGE strain on me and our supervisor because we had to do all the work. I continued to work extra hours from home.
COVID is no joke. It affects all of us, whether directly or indirectly. I actually feel pretty safe, but I worry for my husband because he’s overweight and has COPD among 100 other things!!! I feel safe because I’m on Enbrel! I also started taking Vitamin D and eating healthier. Once-in-awhile, dark thoughts take over and I feel almost like a panic attack is coming on, but that goes away. I think the depth of the changes in our lives because of COVID and for me the fear of something worse looming is ever present.
How about y’all? How are you doing—how are you coping?