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Almost 6 Weeks Since COVID Came

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The week I decided to get out was the week I was taken down by COVID. (And no, I never did get out.) It was 4 P.M. on a Wednesday and I couldn’t keep my eyes open so decided to take a quick nap. And that was it…

The next morning I woke up sicker than I’ve ever been in my whole life. I thought it was the flu. I set up a telehealth call to get direction and the doctor assured me that it was the COVID as there are no flu cases (his words, not mine.) His direction…take Tylenol for the fever, Motrin for body aches and whatever works for the cough. It will be gone in 10 days.

I was out of it for most of the time…could barely stay awake most of the time and when I was awake everything was a blur.

Day 11…I was admitted to the hospital with COVID Pneumonia. I held out as long as I could but it was not getting better.

COVID

Sea Cadet got me checked in. Since he is a local EMT he had a bit more freedom about being in the room with me. Although after I was admitted, I didn’t see him again until I was checked out.

Back Home To Recover

4 days later, 2 of those days in ICU…I was sent home with 10 prescriptions, shots to be administered daily, and little better. I had some amazing nurses at home. Gymnast made sure I was taking all my meds and administered the daily shots. He made sure I had healthy, diabetic-friendly feed and constantly had a full water cup. Thankfully, over the last 3 weeks I have slowly recovered and now feel about 85% like myself.

I’m truly grateful to be alive and even moreso to be able to stand for more than 6 minutes and stay awake most of the day. I’ve been back at work full time the last two weeks, although the first week, I had to take lots of breaks, read naps. But they have been so great! And I started driving again this past week. (It was kind of nice being chauffeured everywhere.

Life Kept Going

A lot has happened over the last 6 weeks, even with me out of it…I look forward to filling you in. So highlights include:

  • Prom – all three of the teens attended.
  • Beauty – got her driver’s license and a car.
  • Graduation is just a month away and family summer travel has been planned and booked.
  • Contemplating buying our house again.
  • Renovations going on in our house.
  • Princess got in a single-car wreck with two friends in the car. Thankfully it was minor but super scary for this mama.

I will write more in the coming weeks. But super busy now as I try to get caught up with work and kids and prepare for Princess’s birthday and both girls’ graduation.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Angie |

    I’m so sorry to hear of your health troubles. Thank goodness for all your helping hands you have around. I am so happy to hear you are on the mend. Take care of yourself.

    • Reply Hope |

      Thank you, it is very good to be back. And I do have a fantastic crew of helpers around here.

  • Reply Jill |

    I’m so glad you’re ok! I have been missing you and was wondering why you stopped blogging.

  • Reply T'Pol |

    I was wondering about you and thought you must have been extremely busy. COVID never came to my mind. It must have been scary but, you are on your way to recovery so, that is great. Just curious: Did you get your vaccine before you got sick? And, do you have any idea how and where you may have gotten the virus? Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    • Reply Hope |

      I have not had the vaccine and am now not eligible for 90 days.
      And no, no idea where I got it. The health department reached out to figure that out.
      The doctor’s guess at this point is that one of the kids was an asymptomatic carrier. (None of them tested positive though.)

  • Reply Katie |

    Wow. I’m glad to hear you’re healing. I’m also glad that you switched over to this corporate job, where you have (better) health insurance. Looking forward to an update when you’re feeling up to it.

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