Covid Headaches 2.0

The Covid headache is a symptom I wish on no one. I have spoken with a number of survivors over the months, and for those of us with this symptom, we all agree that it is a headache like no other. An incredibly intense headache like no other is the first symptom I ever had … Continue reading Covid Headaches 2.0

Brain Lesions and Covid

Twelve weeks after testing positive for Covid-19, I was still suffering headaches, loss of smell and taste, and signs of brain fog and memory loss. My neurologist had scheduled a MRI of my brain with and without contrast. I knew that there were post-Covid infection patients, like myself, who had changes to their brains as … Continue reading Brain Lesions and Covid

I finally saw a neurologist!

I was so lucky to be able to get an appointment so quickly with a neurologist thanks to my ER visit last week! I had tried at my local hospital and could not get in until January 2021. I had tried at another hospital and could not get in until April 2021. This appointment was … Continue reading I finally saw a neurologist!

Medical Trial and Error

Well, this was unexpected fun. I was placed on Topamax at the end of September. For the first few weeks, the results were great. My headaches improved dramatically. Then towards the end of October, the wheels started to fall off the bus again. I was aching all over, I was congested, the smell of smoke … Continue reading Medical Trial and Error

Covid Testing and Contact Tracing

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

Demonizing Science

I was reading a recent article from Nature magazine titled, "How Trump damaged science - and why it could take decades to recover". This has been the most astonishing, and terrifying, development of 2020; the demonization of science by the current administration. Although the President seemed to understand the dangers of the virus in his … Continue reading Demonizing Science

Covid Weapons

Since it has become clear that Covid-19 is not letting up, I thought I would spend a blog post on items we found particularly important while recuperating from the virus. The two most important things you MUST have on hand are a good working thermometer (make sure you have back up batteries) and a pulse … Continue reading Covid Weapons

Neurological Covid

Covid is a strange disease. I look forward to learning more about it in the future - since that is how science works. I chuckle listening to people who have never had it talk about it as though they know anything. Unless you’ve had it, work in the medical profession with Covid patients in a … Continue reading Neurological Covid

Because of Covid …

Ever since becoming infected with Covid-19, I have wondered so many things ... How will my body react a week from now? A year from now? Ten years from now? Who are my real friends? Do they really care to understand or does the reality of the infection frighten them too much to let too … Continue reading Because of Covid …