Writing about what I have been reading and encountering in the media.
|I have a headache to top all headaches, a fever and I have been tested for COVID-19. So, I want to blog about the experience. When I developed symptoms yesterday promptly at 3:00 PM. I felt like someone could bend my bones. I couldn’t stay awake. I was sitting in the car waiting for someone at the ophthalmologist. When she returned, I told her I felt like I couldn’t waken. Later, around suppertime, I started to have chills. By 10:30 or 11:00 PM, I had a temperature of 99.3. My blood pressure was 117 over 80, odd. I went to bed and couldn’t sleep because I ached all over. I checked my temp about every two hours and saw it rise to 99.8F. I have been drinking water, and more water, and more water. Right now, I am drinking chamomile tea.
I thought about possible diagnoses. I am allergic to flu shots and have never had one. However, it has been nearly 20 years since I experienced the flu. So, that was on the list, but low. I experienced three tick bites about two weeks ago. I didn’t have a rash or anything that looked like it might lead to illness, but one never knows. Then there is COVID. I have been careful, wearing a mask every time I went out, using sanitizer, washing carefully, and going out only once a week. However, my symptoms are consistent with COVID. I should find out by Friday.
I stick to the sheets when I want to turn over. This hurts because of all the muscle pain. I asked a friend to get me two new sets of sheets that are more slippery. She will have them mailed to me. The headache included feeling as if I have hot coals behind my eyes. It is hard to eat with a mask on. I unfasten the bottom and lift the mask to take a bite or a sip, then drop it back down. It feels as if my lymph nodes are hot or swollen or something. I am not alone but worry that my companion will get sick too. I went to church Sunday. I was the worship leader which put me at a good distance from everyone. I kept my best mask on tight. I am worried about the vulnerable people in the congregation. I am worried about the people I have encountered and about their health. Where did I get this? I just don’t know.
My greatest hope right now is that it is tick-born. I am taking anti-biotics for that which usually works. Going back to bed now. I expect to keep posting daily. I am thinking it might be helpful to people who read this to know about this experience in case they or someone they care about gets sick. Stay clean everyone, and stay home.