And Yet Another #COVID Update

I hate to say it, but it would seem I spoke a bit too soon in my last update. While Mark seems to be completely over this wretched virus, it appears I am not. My original symptoms disappeared, as reported, and I was left with some pretty severe fatigue for a few days, but it looks like the whole thing has circled back around. I’m now experiencing the same symptoms I developed six days after Mark’s positive test, only a wee bit more so. 

Don’t get me wrong. So far, it is NOTHING worse than mild flu-like symptoms, and I have no reason to think that that’s going to change, thanks to the vaccine.

But I’m definitely not quite done with this yet. Yesterday it was sniffles and headaches along with the persistent fatigue. Today, it’s a sore throat. (I’ve had worse cases of both of these things with bad colds.) I suspect the reason Mark kicked his sooner than I’ve managed is two-fold. One is because he’s six-years younger than I and has no other health issues going on, and two is because he got the antibody infusion. In addition to helping keep symptoms mild, that treatment can significantly shorten the duration. 

Bottom line is, while I don’t expect to get any symptoms more dire than what I’m experiencing right now, it’s obviously going to take me a bit longer to fully recover. But FULL RECOVERY is what I’m expecting, and I will settle for nothing less! “So there!” to this CRUMMY COVID CRAP!! (Tacky language apology.)

With that full recovery in mind, I’m still going to listen to my body and REST, REST, REST, as needed. I will not likely be very active on the blog (or anywhere else) for a couple more weeks, though I do have a few things (like the #TenThings posts every other Wednesday) already scheduled for you. I will “Like” comments so you know I’m still alive and kicking here, but will probably limit my own comments, unless I’m feeling a lot perkier.

But be prepared! When I do return, it will be with a lot of hoopla and a celebratory book sale. Or two. 😃 And jokes, and smiley faces, and every happy meme I can find!

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STAY SAFE, EVERYONE!

 

21 thoughts on “And Yet Another #COVID Update

  1. We’re familiar here with the kickback in the second week. Just rest and be good to yourself. It will pass – and trying to fight it doesn’t help at all. Thinking of you and sending healing vibes across the ether. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. Dear Marcia, you’ve been in my thoughts and prayers a lot recently. I’m so heartened to read your update, though of course, I would love to see you leaping through the air with glee that it’s over. You’re taking the right path to just rest. My daughter-in-law is doing the same — resting. She came down with COVID last week. Though vaccinated for over a year, this is her third battle with this monster. 💗

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  3. Take all the time you need for a full recovery, Marcia. This COVID crap is a whole new level of crazy. So sorry you’re struggling with problems, but you’ve got the right outlook to rest up and listen to your body. We will be here when you return. Sending you love and hugs and many thoughts for healing, my friend and PenderPal. ❤

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