I don’t really get sick, so I guess it’s not really a surprise.

A friend of mine had been hiding out, trying to avoid COVID-19 (under doctor’s orders). Still, she got it from her granddaughter when they came for Christmas. I saw her a few days later – she sounded terrible but didn’t want to see the doctor (I’ve never understood why people are afraid of doctors). She tells me her granddaughter called her back the next day, but somehow I had to call her to find out. By then I already knew.

Mind you, all I had was a cough, runny nose, and a weird headache. I’m used to sinus headaches – while I get them regularly I don’t take medicine. I’ve found that if I relax certain muscles it causes my sinuses to drain and the headache goes away. This was different – it was in the sides of my head. I’ve decided since that it must be related to the swelling of the brain COVID causes. I didn’t know it then, I just knew it was a weird headache so I must be coming down with something – and in this year we all could guess what.

So here I am, a week later and not supposed to go anywhere. And all the rest of it? Well, no, that’s really all the symptoms I’ve had. I did get tested so I know my first guess was correct, but as far as it goes if I hadn’t said anything I could have gone to work and done my job. No nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, none of this sleeping 14 hours a day I’ve heard from several sources; I’m not even certain I had a fever of 100F (I was actually low the day I got tested, but I might have had one Monday – or not).

Almost another week to go on my quarantine. Needless to say bored, but I’m trying to do this right.

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