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The sun sets on another day…

17 days. 10 interesting number. 17 days enjoying the Covid 19 version of the Corona virus. I have spent over a year listening to everything about this virus. I have read a significant number of clinical papers and studies about the virus and somehow I had been able to avoid it by sitting at home and not being engaged with the world.

As with many of us I gave up my family and my friends and became a virtual hermit. Somewhere in the middle I did end up visiting kids engaging with people. Still in the end I spent a significant amount of time avoiding even having to go out.

This disease head unaffected on me and there were three others infected at the same time. All four of us were lucky. Maybe it is another look but all four of us were genetically decided to survive. There are a lot of people out there that haven't and someday the data will come through to determine who was at risk and what was the genetic marker that made them risk than others. After 17 days I feel almost as normal as when this ordeal started. Dennis are there for little sinus drainage but nothing else. The third lost 15 pounds and otherwise is doing fine. Her husband is doing well now so all four of us are done.

This is the end of this story, but it's not the end of the entire story. For that you need to pay attention to family and friends and let's all watch out for each other. After all we're in this together.

Sleep sweet, love, and live all you can…

 

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The sun sets on another day…

I would like to say that I feel like a kid on his 16th birthday but that's not exactly true. Instead here I am getting ready to pass will have another day. It appears everyone is much better. No one is on oxygen, everyone lost a little weight, some lost their sense of smell, and some suffered more than others. A lot of the suffering was it just the lack of energy.

I do have to make one note. I didn't really lose my sense of smell or my sense of taste completely at any time except for one small exception. I have a rather strange routine. In the morning I drink Chai tea and through this entire ordeal could taste it fine. At lunch I usually have Earl Gray Tea. I could taste that fine as well. In the afternoon I have either Peach Lemon or peppermint tea. The Peach lemon is full of vitamin C and I enjoy the flavor. The peppermint is firm and robust and makes my nostrils flare. Somehow during the last few weeks, I lost the ability to taste or smell peppermint. No other flavor was affected, and I could still feel the briskness of the peppermint on my tongue I just didn't have the taste. If that's not weird enough if I sweetened any of my teas, I could taste the sweetness and that was still true of the peppermint tea. Weird huh?

So as the sun sets on another day, I am 16 days in to Covid. I am 16 days into a disease everyone will remember. I know what I will.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live on….

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The sun sets on another day…

15 days. It's over two weeks of a life. It's true I've been this sick before but only when it was something a lot more debilitating. A tear in the stomach lining or something a little worse can keep you down for some time I hate being down.

Covid has been a different type of experience. The effect is as much mental as it is physical as there is so much fear and conflicting information about the disease oh from different points of view in the scientific community. Still 15 days and I'm feeling much better. Occasionally I cough but I no longer wince in pain. Occasionally I slow down but I'm nowhere longer overwhelmed.

I guess you could say I am either blessed or lucky and the four of us were as well.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, take a breath, and be happy you can.

Sleep sweet, love life, and carry on…

 

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The sun sets on another day…

Today there is little change as the four people slowly get better. I'm hungry most of the time again and that's a good thing. Dana is still OK and slowly getting back to a reasonable percentage. Our friends are back home and nursing through the last parts of this and pretty soon this will all be a memory.

In the end, good or bad this will be a memory and we will decide our experience.

Sleep sweet, love hard, and find a good path…