Virus visit not a pleasant one

Virus visit not a pleasant one

Despite our best efforts, vaccines, masks and keeping distance, Taller Half and I managed to get positive results from our COVID-19 tests.

Our doctors had us undergo the infusion of antibodies, which increases protection from this nasty virus. It could all be so much worse without having had the shots. However, it has still been a most unpleasant experience.

The exhaustion is the worst part. Being physically tired and weak makes doing anything next to impossible. Cleaning house, buying groceries and fixing meals have all become major efforts. Thank goodness for frozen meals that only require a few minutes in the microwave to be ready to eat. Losing my taste and smell made eating anything boring.

We’ve been told even our dogs can get COVID-19, though they aren’t supposed to get as sick with it as humans. So far our pets seem to be doing just fine and are spending their time trying to comfort us. That comforting included licking wherever they can, usually in the face. Can’t say that makes us feel any better, but our dogs seem to think it is the right thing to do.

We are so grateful to our family members for all the help they offered, though only from a distance. We don’t want to infect anyone with this virus. Being in quarantine is lonely. Seeing friends and family only from a distance isn’t very satisfying with perhaps one or two exceptions.

We have survived, and both of us are pretty much back to normal. We celebrated our recovery by going out to the grocery store. Might not sound very exciting, but being limited to the company of our dogs and the television for two weeks made us appreciate being around other folks.

The lesson we have learned from this experience is viruses are sneaky and potent. Even doing all the right things will not necessarily protect you from them. We are thankful we had the shots and were able to ride out the virus at home and not at the hospital.

If you haven’t had the shots, by all means get them. Wear a mask, keep your distance from others, and stock up on chicken soup and frozen dinners just in case. Stay well and safe everyone.

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