<< Back to all posts

Saturday, August 26, 2023

COVID-19 extravaganza!

It's been a wild last couple of days.

On Tuesday, I woke up at 2:30AM and could not fall back asleep. I thought it was because I had too much on my mind (which I kind of did) but it's so unlike me to just Not fall back asleep for hours and hours like that.

By Wednesday morning I had a very uncomfortable sore throat. I called off work because I hadn't slept, and I figured I would pass out right around 9AM (spoiler alert: I didn't). I stayed up the whole day, feeling sleep-deprived and scratchy-throated.

Wednesday night, I woke up in the middle of the night with chills. I covered up with a large blanket and then woke up a few hours later sweating. I got up to check my temp and it was 101.5 (F), probably coming down by then.

Thursday I spent feeling hot and feverish as my fever slowly came down for the remainder of the day. I called off again, worried my fever may come back. I slept for a majority of the day, alternating between feeling cold and hot, but I confirmed by the end of the day that my fever was gone for good.

Friday I tried working again but I decided to call off because I still felt pretty awful. I had a nasty cough, a different kind of sore throat, and talking was difficult.

Now it's Saturday, and as of this morning I have no sense of taste or smell. It happened suddenly and unexpectedly. The tea I'm drinking tastes like hot water. I stuck my face in Milkshake's food and smelled nothing. Until now I figured that I just had a really bad cold, maybe a regular flu, but this new symptom makes me think for sure it's Covid-19.

I hope this doesn't last for very long. It's one thing to feel shitty because I'm sick, but to not be able to taste is kind of like rendering one of my main coping mechanisms null and void...