So I have reached day 10 of Covid! I would not wish this illness on anyone and dread to think how ill I would have been without being fully vaccinated.
Day 0 saw me test positive after a day at school when I hadn’t felt too bad. Just a slight feeling at the back of my nose and throat that I thought could be the start of a cold. I had done my regular twice weekly test the day before and it had been negative so the positive was a surprise! Within hours of accepting I had Covid, I was in bed feeling truly awful, struggling to breathe.
Day 1 was terrible. I started off with another lateral flow test just to make sure even though I felt dreadful. Wow, it was such a speedy result, I must have been mega infectious! I managed to have hot sweats and cold shivers at the same time. Most of the day was spent in bed, except for running to be sick every so often. I couldn’t concentrate on anything so no TV or reading!
Days 2 and 3 was much the same and I went from a big blanket in front of the TV to bed, via the bathroom to be sick of course!
Day 4 saw symptoms begin to ease or maybe that was because I had to swing into mum mode to look after Zach who was home with a poorly tum. There is certainly less time to wallow when you have a 5 year old exploding from both ends!
Day 5 and I was feeling better so felt hopeful that I might not test positive any more. But no, there it was… Plus Chris tested positive, I have spread the Covid joy!
Days 6 and 7 the positive line was even stronger than it had been any other time!
Day 8 and apart from a cough I felt ok. I was also exhausted but that could be a result of Zach being ill in the night and worrying about him.
Day 9 saw the faintest of faint lines. I really thought it was negative as it wasn’t there straight away and ran back to bed feeling happy that I could hug my kids properly again. Then 20 minutes later the line was there, faint but there 🙁
And now here we are on day 10! And the result was finally negative! I kissed my kids whether they wanted me to or not 🙂 I think they are all relieved that I am well enough to be annoying again! Back to work on Friday but I’m thinking running will take a break…