To think that I’m on my fourth battle with Covid… Honestly, I’m not really impressed.
It’s 2023, and here we are. It’s been three years since the COVID pandemic was declared, and I’m sat at home – isolating for the fourth time.
I’m happy to say that this occasion has been the lightest I’ve felt of COVID, which is unfortunate considering it still feels like I’m dying. But in comparison to previous occasions, this is… lesser.
I started with a dry throat cough nearly two weeks ago. A day later, I had a temperature that I couldn’t get rid of – of course, it had to happen during a heatwave, too. I had a fever of 39.5c for nearly a week, which I controlled by sleeping with ice packs… Literally.
The fever was the worst of it this time around. The cough wasn’t fun, I will admit. Coughing with nothing coming up led to ruptures for me, so blood was bound to come up eventually, and it did for a few days.
The worst thing about this is – we got it from a nurse who wasn’t wearing PPE…
This is typical for us. It’s not the first time an NHS nurse without PPE has come into our house and left us a present.
Some will say it’s incompetence, but the reality is that they’re understaffed, underfunded, and simply don’t have the resources.
But then again, what part of the NHS does have the resources? It certainly isn’t the doctors who are running around like headless chickens trying to save lives, and it’s definitely not the nurses who are having to work two jobs to make ends meet.
So, I’m here – on week two of covid battle four… And I’m struggling to breathe without feeling like my throat is on fire.
The plus side is that I have an excuse not to leave the house… Which makes my dating life a lot easier… It’s probably not the positive I should be taking out of it, but it helps.
I suppose I’m asking you to remember who you’re around the next time you think you have a cold because that’s how it appears for most people. The nurse had a cold… But it was covid.
Anyone with a weakened immune system, like me, will not experience it as a cold…
Trying to stay awake long enough to write this is becoming a nightmare, so I’ll end it here.
Take care and I hope to be back to fresh posting soon.
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