I’m writing this post to help people become more aware of Covid. Chris and I are now recovering from Covid. The closest we can figure is that we got exposed sometime in Idaho.
When we escaped to Idaho, we were fleeing the wildfires and the horrific smoke. We packed up our pugs and cat and a few changes of clothes and left. We wore masks, just to breathe better, for the first 100 miles until the air was safe enough to breathe. On this trip, we tried to be cautious since Covid is so dangerous. We both went into stores, restrooms, rest stops, gas stations, etc. We couldn’t stay in our little cocoons which we had made for ourselves in our home.
When we got home, we both had a lot of lung congestion and cough. We thought it was due to breathing in a lot of smoke. The smoke did follow us to Idaho, but it did reach nearly the dangerous levels it did in Oregon. So we didn’t think anything of it. We took Mucinex to help clear our lungs.
Although after a couple of weeks after returning home, we started feeling exhausted and our breathing and cough didn’t improve. We lived like this the next six weeks. We continued to take over the counter medicine. We were too tired clean our house or do basic chores. We’ve not left our house since shortly after our return from Idaho. We basically fed ourselves, watched tv and slept. Chris fortunately had a lot of vacation, so she didn’t have long work weeks.
A week and a half ago, we started talking to each other and we began questioning where we had Covid or not. We started looking into Covid symptoms. We experienced about half of them. Chris took a medical survey which was available from her work. Their recommendation was to call 911.
We did contact our doctor and our county health department. The conclusion is, we have had Covid but we are in the recovery stages. So it is recommended to stay home and keep taking the over the counter medications and get plenty of rest and drink lots of water. It is too late for us to take tests and get it confirmed.
We really didn’t think about us having Covid, until we kept getting more exhausted as time went on. I thought the symptoms would show up more like a flu, cold or pneumonia. We had some achiness, but mostly it has kept us short of breath and cough which made walking more than the length of our house uncomfortable. We never had lung or heart pain (fortunately). We both had minor issues with swallowing and minor joint pain.
Please be careful and take extra precautions. Not everyone has been as lucky as Chris and I.
NOTE: I’m sure many of your remember the wildfires that were burning in Oregon and that Chris and I and our four legged kids all evacuated and drove to Idaho to to get away from the fires and what ended up being the worst smoke (air quality) ever. If you missed on those posts, click here for a listing of all the posts written by Chris and myself.
I’ve gathered a list of challenges and their hosts. So if you know a challenge host, please direct them to my blog. Feel free to contact me anytime. I hope everyone will be able to use my lists.
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