Happiness as a Choice

Even the dog gets it. I had struggled with autoimmune diseases for years prior to contracting Covid-19. I am a member of various Facebook groups and have social media friends that share my struggles. I have been able to connect with some great people in real life. One I even met at mile 13 of … Continue reading Happiness as a Choice

Covid Treatment “IRL”

I have done some public speaking (on Zoom of course) about my experience with Covid-19. A common question I get is related to treatment. I want to start by saying - there is no one treatment for Covid. There are a number of things doctors have done that have worked, but there is no one … Continue reading Covid Treatment “IRL”

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

Lessons Learned by One Man

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

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

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

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