Covid Mental Health and Recovery

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

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

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

Boundaries

Yesterday I received my normal infusion of Remicade that I receive every 8 weeks for my Ankylosing Spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis. I am really hoping that this might help combat the remaining Covid complications. Yesterday was an incredibly hard day. I finally came to terms with a lot of people in my life about how … Continue reading Boundaries

Daily Recuperation

I want my life back. I’m tired of what this disease has done to me. I feel like I’ve been sick forever. Today I have my Remicade infusion for my arthritis. I spend about three hours at my rheumatologist office on IV. I am a bit nervous how my body will respond with everything else … Continue reading Daily Recuperation

Therapeutics and Treatment

The President has been in the hospital for a few days now. I am amazed watching him forgo all normal medical protocols for people with Covid-19. Most individuals hospitalized are placed in an isolation room to avoid infecting others. There are no visitors. They are placed on whatever supports they may need - oxygen, fluids, … Continue reading Therapeutics and Treatment

45 Days of Covid

Here I am at day 45 from when I was first symptomatic. I am 41 days out from my positive test. I woke up with a headache. I still can’t taste or smell. My sleep is disturbed. I’m tired. I generally don’t feel well. Yesterday was very surreal for me. I tend to not believe … Continue reading 45 Days of Covid

My Phone is Blowing Up!

Yikes! I went to sleep knowing one of his top aides had tested positive. Listen. I am not a fan of how this administration has managed this virus. However, I certainly don’t wish ill will upon others. I firmly believed they had a solid testing and tracking system in the White House, even in all … Continue reading My Phone is Blowing Up!

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