Then my blocked sinuses, runny nose, and chest congestion began and my voice became hoarse. By Wednesday, I decided to do a rapid test and this was the result- covid. I made calls and texts to notify everyone I saw in the past days. Only one tested positive and she was asymptomatic.
For a few nights 🌙 ✨ my throat felt like it was on fire 🔥 and sneezing 🤧 felt like my upper respiratory was being raked, but today I feel a bit more energy and my symptoms have lessened. Given my medical and family history, I decided to see a medical professional. Today/Saturday he checked my vitals (oxygen, BP, 🫁 breathing) are all good. I even asked to do a retest to see if it was truly covid. (Yup, I did the "brain 🧠 tickle" test again. Ouch.) The doctor said it could be just a virus but most likely covid.
And yes, I've been double vaccinated and boosted.
During this time, I've also reflected a bit on my relationship to health.
I was in and out of hospitals and doctors a lot as a child before the age of 8. My siblings nicknamed me "sick chicken 🐥".
Years later, I got cancer at 33.
And coincidentally (I think it's God), on March 25, yesterday, I was supposed to undergo a medical procedure but it was canceled a third time since the hospital 🏥 was short staffed.
Over the past week, I've had to reschedule my virtual presentations and some deadlines, but I've listened to some amazing audiobooks and reflected on what I am thankful for and my purpose.
I’m thankful that for the past two years, while in grad school, I have been a self-employed writer. This means that I am my own boss and can cancel and reschedule to fit my schedule and my health.
For someone who rarely takes breaks, I’m so thankful for the grace that’s been shown when I need to cancel or postpone.
I’m in love the world of stories and books. I’ve been listening and reading wonderful stories and I also get to contribute my stories to the world. I thank God that there is no limit of ideas or abundance to share.
I’m thankful for a free and accessible healthcare system in which I could have all of these services done.
I await the results of my test as I rest and recover. These will help me decide when my quarantine is fully over.
Thats all for now.
Stay well folks.