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About two months ago I was absent from posting blogs for about 10 days or so. Well, the reason for that was because I had coronavirus, AKA, covid-19! Yes, your girl had coronavirus. When I tell you it was awful, I mean it. Awful is kind of an understatement.
I was feeling run down and weird. I couldn’t quite put my finger on how I felt. I didn’t think I had coronavirus because I didn’t have any of the normal symptoms. I didnt have a fever, chest pains, shortness of breath, I didn’t lose my sense of taste, or my sense of smell. I just felt weird and tired. I thought maybe I had the flu.
Each day I was feeling progressively worse and then I was like its time to go to the doctor. I talked to my boss and he said for me to take some days off even before I went to the doctor. Of course by now everyone suspected I had coronavirus because apparently being sick now equals you have coronavirus.
I still was under the impression I had the flu. Like I said I didn’t have the normal symptoms of coronavirus. I had absolutely no energy. I felt like my soul was being sucked out of me. Getting out of bed was quite the task. When I did get up, I couldn’t stand up for long periods of time. I felt like I was going to faint.
When I went to the doctor, told him my symptoms, it didn’t sound like I had it. So, he tested me for the flu, a UTI, and streptococcus. They all came back negative. He looked at me and said, “The only thing left is coronavirus!” Well, he was right. A day and a half later my test came back positive.
I wasn’t given any medication. They didn’t give me an recommendations to make me feel better. They didn’t suggest any over the counter medications. I was told to just quarantine and try to stay away from my roommates as much as I could. They did tell me to stay hydrated.
Before I went to the doctor I had been taking over the counter medications and none of them worked. So, I imagine that’s why the didn’t suggest any. No matter how much I slept I was still exhausted. I honestly didn’t think I was ever going to get better.
I just felt dazed. That’s the best way I can describe how I felt. It was a terrible feeling. Overly tired with no appetite and slightly confused. I never want to experience that again.
As someone who’s already slim, being sick really does work well for me. I lost 5 pounds in the 10 days I was sick. I never skipped a meal although I didn’t have an appetite. So, imagine if I didn’t eat at all? Uggggghhhhhhhhh
Coronavirus is and was awful and I hope you guys never experience it! Just think, my experience was even half as bad as alot of people. I survived! I didn’t need a ventilator or have to be hospitalized. It was a blessing that I didn’t.
Its sad to think some people may have needed those things and weren’t able to have access and died. Thank God for seeing me through. Thanks to my sister Danielle for making me homemade chicken noodle soup. Thanks to my roommates for buying my orange juice and cough syrup. Thanks to the rest of my family for texting me everyday. Lastly, thanks to my Onyx for literally being right by my side the entire time!
FYI, when I was out, I wore a mask but not as much as I should have. Lesson learned. I did/do wear one at work, always. Thanks for reading my blog! Continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands, and don’t forget about your neighbor! #onelove