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 …

Taste and Smell

This is easily the strangest and most anxiety inducing symptom of Covid. When I look back, I can see signs that my taste and smell were changing in the week leading up to my positive test. This alone makes me wonder when I was contagious and perhaps spreading the virus. Thankfully, we didn’t go many … Continue reading Taste and Smell

The Dark Days

We had never felt anything like it. This virus is incredibly powerful and so unexpected. My children tested positive on August 21, I started symptoms on the 20th but didn't test until the 24th after my children received their results. My husband managed to avoid symptoms for awhile but fell ill the 28th. He was … Continue reading The Dark Days

Covid-19 Testing

Covid-19 testing in America is a mess. The first positive case of Covid-19 in Chicagoland was identified in late January. Fast forward to 7 months later, and it seems nothing had been learned and even less accomplished. I assumed getting tested would be easy, and getting the results even easier. I could not have been … Continue reading Covid-19 Testing

August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020 turned out to be a very important day. I remember going to bed the night before, and not feeling great. I woke up that Thursday morning and was in terrible shape. My headache stretched from my eyebrows to the middle of my back. It felt like a knife was under my right … Continue reading August 20, 2020

Bob Woodward

I am trying hard to separate the politics of Covid from my personal experience. This is challenging for me as someone who has always been a social activist. However, the quotes and recordings from Bob Woodward’s book “Rage” were slowly being leaked during my third week with the virus. At this point, I knew the … Continue reading Bob Woodward