May 14, 2022

Spoke Too Soon

When I woke up this morning with a very sore throat (again) and a runny nose, I was irritated that these symptoms have been going on for a while now. Yesterday, I wrote that I was sure I had a sinus infection; I'd been sneezing a lot and had an itchy nose and eyes. My sore throat was the worst part, though--it was like having strep, where it feels like swallowing razor blades. My COVID tests were negative.

I was just reading/approving comments for my blog and someone named Pip mentioned that she had the same symptoms and eventually tested positive for COVID. I was really fighting writing a blog post today because I'm just tired and I have a headache. I worked in the yard yesterday and had to stop and take a break several times, but I just thought it was because I'm not exactly in the best shape. I did go to bed at around 8:00, though!

Anyway, Pip's comment made me think I'd try one more test. If it was, in fact, a sinus infection, then I'd probably need antibiotics. I really don't like taking antibiotics, so I figured if it was a negative test, I'd email my doctor and see what she thought I should do.

Well, what do you know... it was positive.

In some way, I'm relieved to know! And I have to say, I am VERY glad that I don't have the same awful symptoms that Jerry did (he was in bed all last weekend). I'm also glad that I took precautions so I wouldn't spread it to others (I even avoided hugging the kids, and I usually hug them several times a day). I went to Eli's baseball game a couple of days ago, but it was obviously outside and I still distanced myself from others.

I had two events that I was supposed to go to today, too: Jerry's dad's retirement party and my uncle's memorial service. I chose not to go because of my "cold", and now I'm very glad I didn't go!

Anyway, I'm going to cut this short today because my head hurts and I just want to lie down with a book and hopefully get to bed early again. At least I know why I've had no energy for the last week!


  1. Take it easy!! You'll recover faster.

  2. Will it ever end? Get better soon!

  3. Well rats. Sending hugs . . . from a safe distance.


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