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Well, It Happened


Wayne Gray

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Looking at all of the numbers related to the Delta and Omicron variants, I suspected since I'm in healthcare and my husband is in one of those "Essential Services" positions with lots of customer service interaction, that it was only a matter of time before we got hit. The night before, I felt ... odd. Cold. I went to bed dressed in a sweater, sweat pants, a knit cap and two pairs of socks. I woke the next day to largely the same symptoms. But I was feeling mostly okay - to the point where I debated working out or not (really glad I didn't!).

Then we got a text from our friend, Matthew. We'd hung out with him on Thursday, and he texted to say he was sick, and positive. So. I pulled out our home antigen kits, and tested Kevin and I.

Mine was barely positive after about twelve minutes. But coupled with the fever, I knew it was right. Kevin's converted positive within thirty seconds (with a fifteen minute incubation, so he has a LOT of antigen, or virus).

Honestly, I think Kevin already had it from his interactions through work. He had minor symptoms (thank you vaccine!) for a while, and we did test him a few days prior to these events. He was negative then, but it was likely because he didn't have enough virus built up.

Last night I still felt mostly okay. I thought, well, I can just work from home. I have evals to do, and I can do those from here. Then I went to bed. Shortly after I got up, and pulled out a space heater. I set it up right by the bed and cranked it. Before going back to bed I took my temp again. 101.4F. So. Yeah, this thing is definitely nasty. And no, I won't be doing evals or work today. I have way too much brain fog for that.

But ... I know we'd have been so screwed without the vaccine. We'd have probably survived, and ultimately been okay, but I don't have any desire to have this drag on for weeks, or develop "long COVID" symptoms.

Anyhow, I'm going to go back to bed. You guys all stay well.

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I'm sorry to hear you two and your friend are ill. 

We are back in lockdown for a portion of January.  Why it took 18,000 cases a day in the province to go there, I don't know. 

I'm tired of it all. 

Take care, Wayne. 

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I think at this point, no matter how good your precautions are, it's just a matter of time for many people. Vaccinations and boosters are key to keeping one step ahead. 

Hope you and Kevin feel better soon. 

(I'd send a hug, but ewww..... Cooties😄😷)

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  Sick Get Well Soon GIF

It does work wonders. And if that isn't you're speed, then I'm sure a Fireball hot toddy would also do the trick, right @kbois?

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Thanks, all for the well wishes.

And my fever broke dramatically last night. I woke drenched in sweat. My temp is still 100.3F, but that's a degree lower than it was when I went to bed.

I'll keep checking it throughout the day. But things are looking pretty good, and most important, I feel pretty good. 🙂

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My house is lucky, so far. We're all vaxed and boosters, so hopefully when it hits, it will be like every other flu. Heck, maybe we had it and didn't know. Only time will tell. 

Glad your fever broke! Hopefully you'll be back on your feet soon.

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Glad you are on the mend. I recently had a close escape as two of the people who were at the Christmas family dinner tested positive a few days later. Omicron is so infectious I'm feeling as if it's just a matter of time.

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