An ongoing account of my coronavirus experience in the earlier days of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Good luck, with everything. We are alone battling this virus, that's scary to begin with. I'm states away, all I can do is say a prayer. ❤
Did you brush your hair?😉
You are my Shero! Please get well soon and thank you for sharing your story. I have asthma and I’m terrified!
Thank you for sharing this Amee. It helps people to know your descriptors; first-hand accounts are important in calming fears and also in telling the truth about our collective situation. I imagine Italy bloggers have similar. :( I'm ordering some pleurisy root tonight since, you know. #witchcraft. Keep pushing those fluids! xoxo
I love you Amee. I will be your LD coronavirus slaying bitch all day!
Oh, no, Amee! I’m so sorry to hear this news. Please take care. Sending healing thoughts your way 💙
I too have dinosaur DNA. My normal temp is 97.4ish, for as long as I’ve cared about taking it, so anything 98 and above means I’ve got a fever. I’m pretty healthy, I’m just an old broken dancer, and the proud owner of two titanium hips, (yes, 80% of the cast of Cheer on Netflix is headed my way.) “We can rebuild her. We have the technology.”
But Eisenhower was POTUS when I was born, so I’m on the fresh border of being in a high risk group. (Personally, I think being a mammal makes you at risk for COVID-19.)
Having had a, “this is going to be überbad” feeling about this since mid January, then spent the last part of Feb/early March visiting family in the hospital, I have been trying not to get freaked out. Of course that hasn’t been going too well.
I’ve been taking my temp every five minutes since the beginning of the month, and have been consistently running a low-grade fever, which has hit 98.8 at the highest. But at night before bed and when I wake up in the AM, it’s 97.4-97.7/8.
I’m tired AF, but stress, like fear...”is the mind killer.” Having the superpower of insomnia for the last 20 years, also doesn’t help.
I’m in SoCalLockdown, and have been, but living in an apartment building and not having a LOST Dharma survival bunker, I’ve had to be in contact with other humans, including my doctor’s office almost two weeks ago where two older than me ladies with horrible respiratory plague sat next to me. Sadly, my Be Nice instincts are stronger than basic survival....so yeah, I’m leaning more to being terrified rather than, thinking I’m in the clear.
I don’t have a cough. I get dairy-induced hair balls because I’m a cheeseaholic. I don’t have a headache. And I wasn’t achey until my 2x super large HEAVY boxes of cat food delivery was left under the mailboxes instead of my front door this morning and I had to carry them about 30 feet. Yes I work out, but being Broken Tinkerbell, the boxes were about 3/4 my size by volume, and my skeleton is turning to chalk at an alarming rate. My left shoulder blade is angry AF. Also taking deep breaths painful, but I’m attributing that to the boxes for as long as possible.
I do take Daenerys-level-hot baths every night for my self-care me time, so any bacteria/viruses will be competing with sweat-lodge heat.
And thankfully, I let my doc talk me into the You’re OLD Now Pneumonia Vaccine last May. (Yes, I know C19 is like Honey Badger in this regard. It still makes me feel better, and have an arrow in my quiver, even if it’s got a blue rubber suction cup for a head.)
Hopefully I’m fine. Hopefully the cat food supply chain doesn’t dry up, or I might end upon the menu. There are four of them and one of me. They allow me to live.
Hopefully the grocery workers, pharmacy personnel, Amazon/USPS/etc workers, and our HEALTHCARE HEROES all stay healthy.
Keep us posted, please.
Your sister reptile,
P.S. Is your friend Liz in SoCal by any chance?
Good luck, Amee—sending every bit of positive energy I can your way. If there is anything that I can do, please let me know.
Take care of yourself and please keep us updated ...it is valuable information. I always enjoy your posts here and on Twitter.
I am a Respiratory Therapist and a fan. I do not disagree w your approach. Thank you for describing the details . I hope it is some comfort that your followers care. Relieved you have a friend checking on you several times a day.
Thank you, brave lady, true SHERO! Wishing you better and better.💫
Thank you for working while you’re fucking sick! But mama says take good care of yourself, honey. We need you.
Thank you for sharing Amy, I’m very concerned about you. I, too have asthma & used to take Flovent & I also stopped because of the side-effects. Please take care ❤️
Amee, Thank you for sharing. Sending light and love and hope for you.
I'm following your updates on this fervently, Amee. I also have a mildish asthma issue plus chronic bronchitis and will be 70 in June if all goes well. It's terrific that France has universal health care but the hospitals are already overburdened and underequipped and THEY ARE NOT TESTING ANYONE who isn't already ill!? Today I wish I would have thought to emigrate to South Korea instead of France even if it meant not great croissants! Hugs and Best Wishes!
I hope you’re feeling better. I did get a call back from my doctor after spiking a fever. Doc sent me to ER for a test. Hospital said no way. You haven’t been exposed to anyone who has a positive test, just people who self-quarantined. I said look, I have symptoms, doc sent me here, and my husband and I have history of heart issues. They said no. Gave me a flu test and chest X-ray and said you could have COVID-19 so you need to be on 14-day self-quarantine. Said don’t come back unless your breathing gets much worse.
Sending love and light to you from Texas.