To be honest, I feel pretty rubbish at the moment. Two weeks ago, my brother gave me Covid!
I was really annoyed with him, as I had been very careful. I haven’t been into a shop or anywhere crowded for two and half years.
I have done all my shopping online. And whenever I have had to go for blood tests, scans etc. I have masked up.
He thinks he picked it up at the barbers. I have not even been to the hairdressers. Just got my Mom to give my hair a straight forward trim across the ends.
I started off with a very sore throat. I was constantly cold and felt shivery. I didn’t think to take my temperature. I did take a covid test. It was negative. So, I just wrapped myself up in a big heavy blanket, and sipped drinks to try and relieve my sore throat. I took further tests for 3 days before I got a positive one. I had lost my voice by them, thanks to my sore throat. So, my sister rang my consultant’s secretary, to pass a message on to him that I had gotten Covid.
He unfortunately, was on annual leave. One of his nurses rang me back the next day, and I croaked out answers to her questions. She said she would pass my details on to the peeps that dole out the anti-viral meds. They would probably ring me back. They didn’t. They have stopped giving them out to just anyone, as the demand for them has been very high. They are only giving them out if you have a high temp. So, I wasn’t deemed to be ill enough.
My sore throat turned into ear ache. And then a stinking cold. Which I still have, and a horrible cough. I just feel like I am drowning in catarrh. Sorry if too much information. And so, I don’t feel too good at the moment. And this constant cold is making me feel miserable.
I’m very tired. But then I always am. I’m bruising very easily. The nose bleeds are back. I have had them all my life. They stopped after the chemo. Don’t know if it’s just down to my cold though. All that blowing of my nose. - I think I don’t have enough good white blood cells to fight this cold off.
I thought I would give it another week, before I contact my Consultant. Perhaps he can suggest something to help.
On the plus side. Libby had her final jab yesterday. So, we can now count the days down just another 6, and we can officially go walkies! I can’t wait!!
Hope you continue to stay well and stay safe from Covid. Anyone who is coughing and sneezing probably has it. So, avoid them like the plague. It’s sadly spreading like wildfire around here.