Update: Covid Experience

So you guys know that I’ve been free of the Covid-19 virus for two years but caught it a week or so ago.

I must say that outside of the positive test I wouldn’t know that I was actually carrying this virus. I woke up feeling awful, that’s typical when I have bad sinus days. The cough was not even an indicator, with change of climate especially around winter I would have days when I just had a cough.

Thankfully I had reasons to take a Covid-19 test I got tested and was able to quarantine. I did so per the CDCs instructions. At the end of the period I did a home test which was negative. I further did a PCR molecular test and that also showed I was negative.

I am thankful for my family who was able to provide support during this time, running errands and or being their on video calls to keep me company. I am also grateful that I did not experience any major problems while being positive and I lived to tell the tale.

Since everything I’ve been double masking to to be extra careful. It would’ve been nicer to not get the virus after being vaccinated, but sh*t happens.

I hope that you all are keeping safe.

Until next post…

Dee

I tested positive

Almost one year ago I shared with you about my Exposure to Covid-19 . Today I come back after being cautious scared almost of catching this virus because I’ve seen and heard the horror stories with a Covid positive test result.

It took me a good ten minutes to fully register the results after I received the email. My sister was the first person I called to share the results. It seemed the universe was playing an awful joke at the time because she also tested positive at work. So two Covid positive test. This is not something I was looking forward to receiving.

The CDC gave some new guidelines regarding quarantine etc. The site where I tested also provided details in the event I needed medical attention.

The only symptom if any I’ve experienced since tested I’d say is a cough but I have allergies so of course it could have been mistaken as allergies, my allergies are chaotic at this time of the year. I’ve been in quarantine for almost 10 days and outside of the on and off cough I haven’t had any other symptoms thankfully.

I’ve been home most days before this result so to think I’ve been “ careful” wearing my mask washing my hands after being out in public. When im home pretty much no mask is worn. I can’t say how I contracted the virus or from whom. I’m vaccinated which I guess is good , no underlying issues that im aware of.

I figure I will wait until the quarantine is over to retest to find out if the virus is out of my system. I’ve read that the virus can remain in one’s system over 3 months I hope that isn’t the case. I will continue to wear my mask and being extra cautious when I’m around people. I would not want to be the cause of transmission to anyone.

Please continue to be careful out there guys so much is happening and you may just never know. Get tested if you are not well even if you may think it is your allergies.

Have a good rest of the day. I will provide an update on my status when I have one. I am in good spirits , drinking my fluids and trying to stay positive.

Until next time…

Dee

Exposure to Covid19-My Experience

It was a Thursday afternoon when I received the call from a Doctor on the Covid19 hotline, she asked me my name and told me that someone who I have been in contact with had the Covid-19 virus. Shock, disbelief everything that could go worong flashed before my eyes. I immediately thought of the person who was now a victim of this deadly virus. A close family member who had just been released from the hospital. I was the one who broke the news to them. What now ? I excused myself from the office after telling my assistant and my immediate supervisor.

I had to go home. I needed to break the news to my family. As a mom you worry about your child and you would do everything to protect them. I felt awful, I didn’t want to hurt my child. The Doctor who made the call was reassuring she sent an email with a quaarantine order immediately had us scheduled for a test to see if any of us had the virus. Thankfully the results were all negative. We were still asked to remain in quarantine just in case.

My family member with whom I was exposed was also quarantined and isolated. It was a challenging few weeks. We made it work. I am still shocked how many people take this virus as a hoax. While we are all ok and not experiencing any symptoms we are still being cautious.

Covid19 is not a joke. I want you all to continue to remain vigilant. It is true to treat each and every person with whom you come in contact with as if they already have the virus.

1.Keep your distance

2. Wash Your Hands every chance you get

3. Wear Your Mask

4. If you are experiencing any symptoms, stay home and call your medical advisor or a Covid Hotline in your area and wait for instructions.

I have decided to take a mental break until February. My experience and outcome though favorable has really affected me. I can’t stress this enough keep your loved ones close and dear. If you’re not able to see them call. Video calls were very helpful in the two weeks I was stuck at home.

Continue to keep safe!, We will catch up in February.

Until Next Post…

Dee