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

I just thought I was going to die

I remember so clearly receiving the phone call on August 24th that both of my children and my ex-husband were Covid positive. The first thought that crossed my mind is - I am going to die. I imagined being locked in a zero pressure hospital room with nurses and doctors in PPE caring for me … Continue reading I just thought I was going to die

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

For God’s Sake – Testing!

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!

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