Well we meet again DUN…DUN….DUN….
I know, I know. It’s been a LONG time coming with a life update so let’s get straight into it. Over the past week and a half I’ve been fighting off the notorious COVID-19. Let me tell you… this virus is no joke, especially if you have asthma. So let’s talk about it.
We found out Nolan had been exposed to someone in his workplace directly that tested positive about two weeks ago, and when we found out, we quarantined for five days. Then we decided to get tested so we were able to go back to work, and both of our tests came back negative so I thought we were in the clear. Fast forward until the Monday after getting tested, and my eyes were suddenly sore with every motion they would make. I started getting random chills and what felt like dizzy spells. I just thought I was getting a cold, but I decided to retest just in case. This time the test came back positive. When I got the call, I’m not going to lie, I was scared.
I recently have been diagnosed with severe asthma which makes it hard to obviously breathe. On the third day of having symptoms, the cough, fever, and tiredness set in. I had to take my dog outside to do her thing, and when I went back up the stairs, I had to stop after each flight to catch my breath. We live on the third floor….and by the time I made it back to our front door, I thought I was going to pass out lol. It was not fun. Honestly, the feelings of sickness came in waves. One minute I felt like I could take on the world, and the next I felt like I couldn’t even get out of bed. The worst part of the entire experience so far is the recovery.
It’s now been ten days since both of our symptoms started, and while I’m not feeling 100%, I am feeling a lot better but with one downside. I lost my smell and taste!!!! It has been so infuriating to discover that I can no longer taste my favorite foods or smell my coffee. Everything just tastes the same, as in all sweet things taste sweet and all savory foods just taste salty. Being the foodie that I am, this is devastating. Any suggestions on how to recover my taste and smell, please drop them below.
As I am still recovering, I have a new sense of appreciation for my body. She got me through the f*cking virus! I am so grateful for her and all she does to keep me healthy.
Here’s what having COVID-19 taught me:
I took the past week off of my personal instagram, and it honestly felt so good. It felt like a total reset, and I’m so excited to share more. Oh, and did you notice my website has a new look?
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Just. a 20 something-year-old millenial that loves to share her story so others know that they're not alone. A love for all things social media, mental health, and body positivity. Let's connect!