I typically love to blog about experiences while my memory is still fresh . This time felt like it should be different, like I outta wait to make sure the future outcome was manageable, first.
It’s one thing to understand Covid infection in theory or from other people’s experiences versus your own PERSONAL experience.
So I waited …
Questions squiring in my mind, will I just get the run of the mill fatigue or will GI symptom decide to join the “fun” too? Of course there are numerous possible Covid symptoms and these can vary from person to person.
SO ..I just waited.
Having been vaccinated early in the pandemic (when one ignorant stranger posted on my FB wall that I might as well sign up for the mark of the beast too lol (inukwa😂) and then boosted as soon as I could, I expected my symptoms to be “ mild”,
SO.. I just waited.
You see, a part of me was beginning to think that perhaps I would never get Covid .
I mean , after all this time , with test after test, one close call after another with an unvaccinated patient in my office with their masks down on their chin, and yet that lovely welcomed NEGATIVE sign on each CVS Covid test notification phew 😅
I was starting to feel like a Covid Ninja” but I still mostly was careful, at times feeling like an “alien” wearing mask when you’re in the minority.
You see , I was not exactly thinking I was one of those believing they are “ COVID INVINCIBLE”, but perhaps , I was just….well, HOPEFUL 🤪
I felt I must be doing something right, or just extremely “lucky”? ☘️
Living my vaccinated boasted life and then one day … BAM!!! 😏
I knew something was off when I fell asleep with my boots still on, on after my daughter’s birthday family dinner. That morning I woke up feeling poorly so I asked DH to help give me a rapid Covid test . The process was NOT pleasant as he got both an oral pharyngeal AND a. nasal-pharynx swabs just to be certain …ugh!
Yup! Fifteen minutes later , I officially joined the 71 826,186 Americans who have tested positive for Covid 19 . In some ways honestly, I was kinda relieved to be able to finally get this thing over and done with already ….geesh😏
Ultimately, I am grateful to God for having mild symptoms – thanks to my vaccination status, however I was NOT prepared for the difficulties of isolation and quarantine .
I think the worse parts of being quarantined was having my daughters be scrapped from their annual dance competition due to MY Covid 19 positive status 😞 after all their hard work all year .
Then enters GRACE💕
“ My Grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness “- 2 Corinthians 12:9
I cried (mostly from the ever close by momma’s guilt ), after I was informed that our daughters could no longer perform their sister Duet number called GENETICS at the convention this weekend.
I should have done more to keep from getting Covid and “ ruining “ their weekend . However , their faces on FaceTime as we shared the news, comforted and reassured me that we will ALL be okay even after this .
I am so grateful for their gracefulness in adapting to the news. Their dance teacher also offered us a most sweetest gesture when she sent them a personal video message encouraging them both, during the time slot that they were scheduled to perform on stage, that next day…. Again Grace 💕
Here’s a link to check out their GENETICS dance performance from a previous show
Sitting in isolation is so HARD for a busy mother! You now become only an OBSERVER in your own home, hearing the bustling of your children around your active home but you cannot be a PARTICIPANT.
Nonetheless this time has also allowed me to get to “KNOW” more about my restlessness, but also about children – who is the most scared about not having me around? who is the most self protective and stays away so they don’t get Covid?😂, who is making sure I have food at my door , early in the morning before they leave for school and who is face timing to check in 💕etc etc .
I have appreciated ALL the versions of care and characters that I have been able to observe quietly from my place of isolation . It is allowed me to peek through a window to know my children’s abilities during adversity.
As I heal, I have been blessed through so many avenues with loving and encouraging messages from my loved ones, immune boasting advice from my parents, and the biggest support from DH **who is now a solo commander of our SHIP with his co captain out of commission. Thank you for your love and support that is contributing immensely to my healing possible.❤️
If you find yourself in quarantine and isolation, make an effort to stay connected to loved ones via calls, engaging in leisurely activities that you enjoy, a Bath, a good book or Netflix maybe good starters. In my isolation, our dog Teddy has been my most loyal companion, he is clearly not afraid of Covid and refuses to leave my side! 🐶💕
Thankfully, the terrifying grip of this pandemic seems to be receding but we must keep praying for those still fighting for their lives in our many hospitals.
Day three is feeling MUCH better than Day two , which was better than Day One , so with a heart full of gratitude I just wait…🙏🏾💕
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