Not only did I win a free concert, I won me some Covid. After almost 2.5 years of staying Covid free it found me. I likely picked it up at the concert last Saturday evening. By Monday morning I began to feel a bit off and I tested myself. It was negative. Monday night I tossed and turned and coughed and hacked.
I felt certain I had Covid then. I tested again Tuesday morning and positive. Tuesday through Thursday was an ass kicking of fever, aches, body drenching cold sweats, coughing, sneezing, and incessant nose blowing. My sinuses felt raw. My head ached and my eyes ran. I moaned to the gods.
I have not been sick in almost 2.5 years and it has been great. I’ve worked from home since March of 2020. I’ve isolated. I’ve worn my mask, and I’ve forgone socializing when the numbers were up. I did not eat inside restaurants. And during this passage of time I forgot how miserable it was to have a cold, or to get an actual case of the flu. To cap that winning streak off with a bout of Covid was to remember I’m a biological unit. Oh so much a biological unit.
I’m on the mend now, feel relatively normal again. I have a lingering cough that comes every once in a while and my energy levels are not 100%. The timing worked well enough as I was able to take over care-taker duties from Erin as she now has Covid for the first time as well.
I’d like to hope this is it, one and done, but the reality is that Covid is never going away. It’s going to mutate and spread indefinitely and I will likely get sick with it again. Man…it is hard to even think about going through that misery again. Here’s to hoping it’s not for another 2.5 or more years.