Covid Positive

I tested today, and it confirmed what I had suspected. My son called this morning, asking how I was feeling (I had told him I was sick, and he suggested NyQuil and Mucinex, along with plenty of water. He had been battling Covid the previous week).
I teased him that he was just afraid he was going to have to tell his dad, “I killed mommy!” We share that dark sense of humor.
I’m okay. Weak, and congested, and a long way from well. But, better.

I got my test at CVS Minute Clinic. Very nice staff, professional and competent. And the nurse practitioner helped me get the free at-home testing kits. Almost all insurance companies will pay for them, whether 4, 6, or 8 test kits. Depends on the plan.

Writing will likely be brief and sporadic. I’m not up to prolonged effort just yet.

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    • Ken k on May 31, 2022 at 12:42 PM

    Have been consuming vitamin D3?   Do you have a source for ivermetrin?  Avoid hospital stay at all cost.

    • Max M Wiley on May 31, 2022 at 12:51 PM

    I strongly urge you to follow the Zelenko protocol at https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/covid/hydroxychloroquine/treatment-protocols/I had Omicron in January. For about 4 days it was normal flu, although more intense with higher fever than I’ve ever experienced. Then the acute symptoms were over but I continued to have mental fog, physical weakness, and other health issues. A friend suggested that it was never too late to help your body get rid of the ‘rona, and I got the vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, and ivermectin. I added aspirin as well since I had three incidences of “Covid toe” (look it up, it’s not fun). I immediately felt better, well enough I discontinued at 5 days.I experienced relapse within 48 hours. Not with acute symptoms but the mental fog and physical weakness.After 3 days of feeling weak I went back on the protocol for 10 days and then onto the prophylaxis regimen, which banished it.It’s obvious to me the mental fog was the worst. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I started coming back out of it. I wasn’t making good decisions about my health care because of it. I wish that I had started the protocol as soon as I started feeling ill but all I wanted to do was lay in bed and maybe read a little bit.Don’t wait.

    1. That link didn’t work. It diverted to an error message. I suspect it was the ivermectin reference.
      Thanks for the suggestion about Covid Toe – it looks painful. I dediced to Google for the peeling skin I’ve seen on several of my fingers – apparently it IS a Covid thing. https://bgr.com/science/coronavirus-symptoms-peeling-hands-long-covid/

    • Kevin on May 31, 2022 at 5:52 PM

    I care, as do quite a few others.
    Take care of yourself, and get well.
    There are a lot of us lurkers who enjoy your – and your co-conspirators’ –  writings.  Quite often, one of the few spots of sanity in my morning reading.

    • John in Indy on May 31, 2022 at 9:54 PM

    If you can, research the test kits, down to the batch number, as one manufacturer was shown to have a 60%+ false positice rate. Get well, soon if possible, but just do it.
    John in Indy

    • John Fisher on June 1, 2022 at 9:33 AM

    My wife and and I are in the recovery stage. We were both pretty miserable for a week or so (staggered 3 days apart) but neither of us had severe symptoms. OTC meds, extra vitamin D (recommended by our doctor), and lots of rest seemed to do the trick. We are both symptom free now but still tire easily. I don’t envision returning to our normal routine until sometime next week.

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