Covid Delirium

Me: John, thank you for breakfast. I can’t eat the bacon, though. 
John: What are you talking about?
Me: I like bacon to be crispy. 
John: (puzzled) Uh, yes I know that. But I didn’t make any bacon. 
Me: (coming awake, realizing I dreamt it) D’oh!!

Welcome to Day Six of my Covid nightmare. Although now I have to say our Covid nightmare, since of course my dear hubby John caught it from me and became symptomatic yesterday. My own case was a Christmas miracle. Yes, I use that term somewhat sarcastically. 😬
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I was fine Christmas eve, at John’s church service. It was a lot of travelling, almost three hours total – bus, Métro, bus going; bus, Métro, bus returning. But it was lovely, I always enjoy listening to the choir in which John sings tenor. Here’s a peek:

The next day: sick as the proverbial dog. Fever. Cough. Upset tummy. I did the rapid test. I think the T stripe appeared even before the C stripe and I swear it was darker!

I can attest to the fact that it gets worse before it gets better. I won’t bore you with details as every case transpires in a different way, but I will say this: I now know what “brain fog” is.

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Will we feel better by New Year’s Day, Sunday? I might. John may not, as he just started his bout yesterday. All we can do is hydrate, and rest. And eat sparingly. We’re so glad we got all our vaccine shots. We’re sure that will keep us safely out of the hospital.

See you in 2023. Wishing you a Covid-free Happy New Year!


27 thoughts on “Covid Delirium

  1. I’m so sorry you got the dang thing. We had it in November, at the US Thanksgiving, of course. So do you have Paxlovid in Montreal? Did you take it? We opted not to take it, but I hope you had the option to decide on it.

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    1. Yes I remember you guys getting it! We have access to Paxlovid but it’s very controlled, only available to patients who are immuno-compromised, for example. We’re not pushing hard for it because it was explained to us by a very savvy nurse-practitioner that too many rebound cases occurred in people taking it – symptoms flared up again and even worse than before. So no thanks! xoxo

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      1. We decided against it after 2 pharmacists explained to me about GI side effects and because of the gardener’s troubles, it was a no for him. And we discovered that our healthcare system (our doctors are all within one system) doesn’t give out Paxlovid because of side effects! But so many others swear by it.

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  2. Thanks for the Trinity service. I’m so sorry you both got Covid. It’s good to hear a first hand account. I also have had all the Covid shots. I hope that you see everything that is. Covid disappear from your life. Happy New Year to the two of you.

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  3. So sorry to hear it got you, but happy you are up to writing now. I think you should write about it if you are up to it sometime. It’s so fascinating to hear how differently it hits people, and this is a unique time in history. Blogs like that can be great records that could help the future.

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  4. Dear Ellie
    We were tested positive just a couple of days ago. But we do not really suffer, well, not more than having a cold. A blocked nose, some sneezing and coughing, that is all. We make the best of it and do only what we like.
    Wishing you all the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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