My last day of quarantine is tomorrow. Until then, I think of myself as a spreader of disease until I get the “all-clear” tomorrow (hopefully) from my test.
Talked to my brother this morning, 1:00 AM. His wife and daughter traveled to a get together in Connecticut last week. She came home, next day, started showing symptoms. They tested. She was positive, the daughter was not, nor is my brother.
She’s in very bad shape at home on the couch, and she’s got other health issues. I compared my symptoms to what she’s got and I told my brother, “Take her to the ER today. Get in this car this morning. Get that woman before a medical staff trained in all the latest treatments.”
My brother thinks he and another WFH staff member who run nuclear plants ancient code were exposed a year ago. Both of them are showing gastro-intestinal disorders ever since this conference they went to. He remembers having headaches, but no shortness of breath, dizzyness, etc. I notice this morning’s call how he’s struggling to find words to describe his fatigue. He’s ten-years younger than me and he’s not able to work outside in the hot Florida sun longer than 30 minutes.
Everything he’s describing is like from a Long Covid screed I could have written, except, I’m only 9 days into this stuff.
Get your boosters, Kids. I got a feeling we’re going to find out more people are suffering Long Covid who never knew they were exposed. And if you’re male and you have had COVID and are experiencing gastro-intestinal problems months afterward, hit me up in this thread.
I’m hoping to find a Long Covid group or two on Twitter today.
p.s. Got an email from Publix yesterday for a reset of appointment for my 2nd booster. Their roof is being repaired over top of their pharmacy for 10 days. So, now I’m reset for four weeks from now - unless they have some cancellations.
Do not take this disease lightly. You might feel like you’re going to die for 24-48 hours, and afterwards, all happy go lucky. Don’t fall into that trap. Stay healthy, eat healthy foods, read what Wendy has written about Vitamin D and other vitamin needs.
My new neighbor is in his 30s. He has had COVID - twice. And he has Lyme disease. His worst lingering symptom is brain fog. He reminds me of my brother this morning struggling for a simple descriptive word or noun, several times, in our short talk. Talking to my neighbor is like listening to an elderly person get so distracted they can’t finish a sentence. He apologizes for loss of train of thought. He’s a musician and singer, and now days on stage in Key West he uses an iPad with the lyrics scrolling as he sings.