So its 10 weeks of Covid for me now. The last few days have been pretty bad and I am feeling angry and frustrated. Last night, in a fit of desperation, I broke down and doubled my Topamax dosage. Think about that, in order to hope for any sort of relief from my lingering Covid-19 … Continue reading Reluctant Covid Believers
2020 has made it hard to connect. There were many months that the best I could do was pick a local charity to send money to each week. Sometimes I took food over to the local food bank. Being a social activist is something that matters to me and is a part of who I … Continue reading Activism in the Time of Covid
Credit: Centers for Disease Control Symptom Check: Before I get into today's post, I thought I should share an update. I am currently 68 days since I first had symptoms and 64 days since my positive test. As of today, I still do not have my taste and smell. I have fleeting moments when I … Continue reading Covid Testing and Contact Tracing
In the short 47 years of my life, I have been committed to personal growth and learning. Even when experiencing bad times, I try and take a moment to reflect what it is teaching me. I learned a lot from contracting Covid. Testing is not as readily available as we have been lead to believe. … Continue reading Lessons Learned by One Man
I am so excited to share a good news post. Yesterday my daughter had a follow up appointment with her internist. The appointment happened to fall exactly two months to the day since her positive Covid-19 test. She has had a long road. She lost her taste a smell, spent many listless days in bed, … Continue reading Good News!
Credit: New York Times online, October 20, 2020 There is no missing it, the United States is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to Covid-19 infections. I am deeply worried and conflicted when I hear this news. During last night's evening news, I heard people speaking of "Covid fatigue". Today marks the two … Continue reading Here We Go Again
I made a decision around week four of being sick that I wasn't going to hide my illness. Originally, we really weren't telling many people. We had a few close friends and family members that we reached out to about the virus, but we chose to remain isolated. I am not sure what set me … Continue reading Spreading the Word
People have a lot of feelings about 12 Step work. I know I am not in the greatest place emotionally because of Covid. I know I need help, but the thought of trying to search out a therapist who understands seems exhausting. I also know, from speaking to other patients, that many therapists have not … Continue reading Covid Mental Health and Recovery
The New York Times has an excellent article about testing in today’s paper. What I like about today’s article is that it transcends the usual political arguments between the two parties. At this point it is clear that the Democrats want to throw a lot of money at the virus, but there is not a … Continue reading For God’s Sake – Testing!
This sunny Friday in October started with me being interviewed by Jeanne Pinder at Clear Health Costs. She is a journalist doing research on Covid and children. I was connected to her by Body Politic, an amazing grassroots organization out of New York City. Body Politic was a group of Covid patients who realized they … Continue reading Covid Activism