I knew I wanted to take a short break from blogging around Christmas, so I made sure I had some posts queued up and scheduled to go up through the end of the year. It's a good thing I did, because just before Christmas, I got the Covid virus. It's weird how quickly everything happened. The Sunday before Christmas, I was exhausted but otherwise felt fine. Monday comes, and the coworker in the cubicle next to me is out and has emailed the company that he had a fever and ended up getting tested. Tuesday two more coworkers are out with fevers, and the first guys test comes back positive. I got tested the Wednesday before Christmas, and lost my sense of smell and taste that same day. I was already scheduled off for a 4-day holiday weekend, and on the day after Christmas, I got my positive test result. My family and I quarantined ourselves in our home for the next 10 days.
I guess in retrospect I got a mild case. I never had a fever, and never had any difficulty breathing. I had a cough, and as I already mentioned, lost my senses of smell and taste for awhile. The big thing was the sheer exhaustion I felt. I didn't have the energy to do anything! I just wanted to sleep all day. We had groceries delivered to us, and on more than a few occasions had to use Door Dash because we just didn't feel like cooking dinner.
It was rough, but we're doing much better. My wife had it as bad as I did, but the kids only dealt with symptoms for a day or two. My in-laws contracted it too, and are still dealing with issues. My father-in-law is currently in the ICU because his blood sugar levels were dangerously high, and although he's doing better he'll probably have to use an oxygen tank for a bit after he gets released. I can't help but feel guilty that he probably got that from me. At work, the boss had to shut down the office to the public for awhile. Out of 9 people in the office, 6 of us tested positive. Fortunately, most of my coworkers could remote in to work from home, and I think that helped greatly.
As far as the blog goes, I've stayed away. I didn't have the energy to read other blogs and comment, and I definitely didn't get a chance to work on some new posts. It's going to take me a while to get back on track, so if January is a light month, that would be why. There's a lot of posts I want to do this month, so we'll see how that goes. I have some cards I still need to send out, and now that it's safe for me to leave the house, I plan on getting out to the post office some time this week. To those expecting cards from me, I appreciate your patience.
I hope everyone reading this stays healthy. I was doing my part - wearing my mask, keeping my distance, sanitizing - and still ended up with it. That's just how life goes sometimes. It's not something I wish on any of you, and hopefully this will be the last "I got Covid" post we'll see within our little community. Take care, and be safe!