Well, I’m once, twice, three times a lady…..
Sigh. So I’m going to document it day by day.
Yesterday went to work. Felt fine. Was very careful with mask and hand washing etc. chatting to my work friend laughing saying we must be invincible as we hadn’t caught the Rona.
Made haggis truffles with jackets for tea. Delicious- had got them from the farm shop for a change. Sausage meat, on top of a disc of haggis and a mushroom sauce puddled in the middle. Made extra jackets for the freezer.
Then I did advert cleaning through Emmerdale and and Corrie and got the kitchen clean. I put away the finish room decorations and did some washing. Felt fine.
Then we watched 24 hours in police custody and it was the second programme investigating the hideous death of an 11 week old baby boy. It was distressing and was getting my dander up. I noticed my neck was aching but put it down to the angle I was sitting at. We then started watching a true story of a young woman who was murdered. I noticed my head was aching but put it down to using my phone without my glasses on and being tired/watching TV SO I took some pain killers and let Bluebell out and we went to bed. I felt cold but it was cold! But then it took me ages to get to sleep and I felt shivery and cold, achey and my head and neck were killing me. My joints were sore. I coughed a bit. But I’d felt worse with a worse cough before Christmas etc.
Anyway, got up this morning as per. Had a shower. Still had headache and was sore in my shoulders but again it can be pretty standard.
Did the daily test. Glanced at it as I made a brew and emptied the dishwasher etc all routine. Wait a mi Ute - is that a faint line?? My heart started racing a bit. Did another test. Yep - faint line.
Oh dear. Of COURSE the HG had already set off to work. So I sent him a message with the news and ordered 3 home PCR tests. The HG rang back and said he was doing a test in his van. It was negative. Mr 24 got up for work. I wore a mask and disappeared upstairs. He did a test - was negative. I let my work know and others I’d seen recently. I texted Miss 27 and she’s been texting daily but all negative.
I then felt very poorly and headachey. My kidneys hurt and my joints. I wondered if it was a touch of hypochondria/hysteria.
I took some more paracetamol and went to bed. Woke up again, had more water and noticed I do feel meh. Headache is the worst thing.
So far I can smell and taste ok. Poor Bluebell is looking after me well and not leaving my side.
I think I’m
Going to nap again but first fluids. Not sure on when back to work yet. Symptoms and day 1 today I think so maybe next Tuesday if I test negative I can go about my business all being well.
Covid day 1 - done.
Oh no, seems people are dropping like flies now. It's a great idea to document your symptoms daily - helps all of us, so thanks. Hope you feel better very soon. How lovely of Bluebell to look after you! xxReplyDelete
Thanks Sooze. I am so grateful for Bluebell every day.Delete
It's been a proper covid Christmas in our family. I had 10 adults, 2 children and 2 babies here for Christmas day. All fully jabbed, plenty of windows open. Out of all those, 7 came down with covid day by day, starting about 2 days later. The rest of us have escaped it. I hope you're free of the horrible virus asap.ReplyDelete
It's quite unbelievable how contagious it is.Delete
I hope you feel better soon. I started with it on December 10th, but didn't lose my sense of smell or taste for another few days. Smell still isn't back and some things now taste vile. Still knackered and can sleep for 11 hours at a time, and still have days when I cough a lot.ReplyDelete
Hi Scarlet, hopefully you will feel better each day!Delete
Hope you are feeling better soon, at least you can stay in the warm.ReplyDelete
Hi I had Covid in September, thought I'd got over it but a month later I ended up at the hospital with a bad kidney infection. The Doc there said that I was long clear of Covid but covid can cause some kidney issues and will catch you where you have a weakness, so take care - it's the tiredness that's very debilitating for a long time afterwards - hope you feel much better soon xxReplyDelete
Hi Trudie, that sounds awful. I have arthritis and definitely am feeling very painful in all my joints.Delete
Oh dear sorry to hear that. I hope it is just a mild dose of it. They do say the Omicron strain gives milder symptoms. Sending loads of positive vibes and hope you get well soon. Take care. Amanda xReplyDelete
The way I am feeling - if this is mild then God help those with full strength symptoms xDelete
Thanks for documenting this, really interesting to get some 'inside' info! Hope you feel better very soon. Take care, Blods xReplyDelete
I will do my best! I have been fascinated by my friend's stories who have had it.Delete
oh no, hope you feel better soon, and it doesn't make you feel ill for too long.ReplyDelete
Bugger, now in danger of being a hypocrite myself, take good care of yourself Rach. Bloody Spaniels are great at sensing when you are not right and are a great comfort at these times.ReplyDelete
Hahah yes John, look after yourself!Delete
We keep saying we must be invincible as well because none of us have had it and myself, Tom and Amy are mixing with lots of different people on a daily basis. I'm not going to say that any more though in case I tempt fate! I hope it doesn't make you feel too poorly and you're back to feeling better soon. Take care. xxReplyDelete
I wish I could rewind and UNSAY it!Delete
Drat and drabbit - how annoying for you. Sending you not-feeling-too-bad vibes with hopes that it goes as quickly as it comes. ((( hugs )))ReplyDelete
10 days isolating until the 15th hopefully will get easier.Delete
I know more people now with this than had Delta. They too all felt fine then wham, sorry. I really hope you don’t get any worse. Two of my friends had their entire household go down within a few days of each other. You never know, you might be one of the lucky ones. Take care.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Two of my work friends have said the exact same as me and your friends. Perfectly fine and well and then slammed by it.Delete
Hope you feel better soonReplyDelete
Thank you Carol. xDelete
Oh no! I hope you feel much better soon. I've been saying the same thing, but now that schools are open again I'm fully expecting to be joining you before much longer. XReplyDelete
I hope you stay unscathed!Delete
So sorry to hear you have covid, I think it's hard to avoid it these days. I hope you have mild symptoms and they clear quickly. Take care. xReplyDelete
Thank you Linda xDelete