The Day I finally got covid ๐Ÿ˜

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.

Itโ€™s one thing to understand Covid infection in theory or from other peopleโ€™s experiences versus your own PERSONAL experience.

So I waited โ€ฆ

Questions squiring in my mind, will I just get the run of the mill fatigue or will GI symptom decide to join the โ€œfunโ€ 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 (inukwa๐Ÿ˜‚) and then boosted as soon as I could, I expected my symptoms to be โ€œ mildโ€,

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 ๐Ÿ˜…

I was starting to feel like a Covid Ninjaโ€ but I still mostly was careful, at times feeling like an โ€œalienโ€ wearing mask when youโ€™re in the minority.

You see , I was not exactly thinking I was one of those believing they are โ€œ COVID INVINCIBLEโ€, but perhaps , I was justโ€ฆ.well, HOPEFUL ๐Ÿคช

I felt I must be doing something right, or just extremely โ€œluckyโ€? โ˜˜๏ธ

Living my vaccinated boasted life and then one day โ€ฆ BAM!!! ๐Ÿ˜

I knew something was off when I fell asleep with my boots still on, on after my daughterโ€™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 โ€ฆugh!

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 โ€ฆ.geesh๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ˜ž after all their hard work all year .

Then enters GRACE๐Ÿ’•

โ€œ My Grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness โ€œ- 2 Corinthians 12:9

I cried (mostly from the ever close by mommaโ€™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 โ€œ ruining โ€œ 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 dayโ€ฆ. Again Grace ๐Ÿ’•

Hereโ€™s a link to check out their GENETICS dance performance from a previous show

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a7gmicfr2j0bnxk/JUMP%20St.%20Louis%20-%20Finals%20-%20249%20-%20Genetics.mp4?dl=0

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 โ€œKNOWโ€ 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 donโ€™t get Covid?๐Ÿ˜‚, 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 ๐Ÿ’•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 childrenโ€™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.โค๏ธ

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! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’•

Teddy never leaving my side๐Ÿ’•

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 waitโ€ฆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’•

As always, thank you for reading my blog and of course I welcome your comments and any shared experiences . Please feel free to also โ€œfollowโ€ so you can get notifications on future blog posts๐Ÿ’•

**Darling husband

22 thoughts on “The Day I finally got covid ๐Ÿ˜”

  1. Thank you, Dr. Lyond, for sharing your experience with COVID and quarantine. It can be terrifying and depressing, but with God and a good support system, we can overcome it. I have been fortunate so far with negative COVID-19 especially being a front-line worker. I hope to have mild symptoms or none at all WHEN I do get it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Hang in there, sister, the worst is behind you. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank you very much and cheering you on with your โ€œCovid invincibleโ€ self๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ grateful to you for the frontline healthcare work you do๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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      1. Thank God you are getting better.
        Mankind will beat this virus. Very soon we will. I miss live as it was before covid

        I have worn a mask EVERYDAY for 2 years.
        We have lost friendly smiles behind these masks.
        We will beat covid by the GRACE of God soon very soon.

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      2. A resounding AMEN to your prayers!!!!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ
        We are all so exhausted from the effects of this virus but God will restore what has been lost.

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  2. Aww, I hope you feel better and can get out of quarantine soon. Thank God for grace! I hope you get some rest too, during this ‘quiet’ time. As always, thank you for sharing. โค๏ธ

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  3. Thank God for the healing process. I have tested quite a lot even during and after our Christmas vacation. We had our work party last year and two doctors tested positive. The scare it caused was something else. They got everyone to test. Luckily I have been negative. Hmmm even with the booster dose one still catches this bug.. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    Get well soon Kels! I have you in my prayers ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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  4. Well I enjoyed the read but I was anticipating a deeper expose into the kids characters. Like who was checking up, who was scared of getting covid & who was missing you so much. Lol…. I love Tedy.., dogs have extremely great hearts. They love you till death do them part๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ. God created dogs to be unconditional lovers of humans. Such a loving thing for God to do! I have 3 big boerboels but once my last is grown to about 3-4, Iโ€™ll get a Tedy!!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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  5. COVID is no joke but thank God you are fully vaccinated, boosted and getting better! I love your gratitude message of seeing the cup constantly as half-full. Keeping you and your beautiful family in prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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  6. Thank God for the gift of life. In every situation we should thank the Lord.You really prepared not to be a partakers of this dreadful virus but God know best.
    We miss you so much at the convention and I also miss the girls but still we thank God,don’t be too hard on yourself for the girls not being able to participate this weekend!! God understand and they are always a winner .Take care of yourself we need you outside here and you are healed by his Grace.

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    1. Amen o !!!
      I miss you and our tradition of connecting during all these dance events , especially today. Thank you for your prayers and for your friendship fellow dance mom๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’•
      Hope your girls OWN the stage this weekend! We shall be back by the grace of God amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you sis. Biko swing out of it. This COVID-19 thing has left us all totally fatigued. GET BETTER SOON!

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  8. Aww so sorry dear and pray you’re all better and recovered. I can totally relate to the idea of feeling like a covid ninja until the unexpected inevitable strikes especially when you least expect. My husband and I had covid in 2020 Christmas and it was just horrendous. I hadn’t even vaccinated then so we had the full whack expect the loss of senses. Hubby took more bullets but thank goodness he conquered.
    My heart melted in the part you wrote your little dog didn’t want to leave your side and what a cute pic๐Ÿ˜
    Thank God for healing Grace and we continue to put our lives in His mercy ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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    1. Amen to your prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ I canโ€™t imagine getting the full whack of it like you said๐Ÿคจ
      Thank God we all conquered! Cheers to all the Covid Conquerors ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

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