Saturday 19 March 2022

Week 11 One Daily Positive and Project 365 - Covid

I was interviewed by the Daily Mail a few weeks ago, sponsored by the UK Government about why I'm continuing to wear a mask. You can read it here. On Sunday after 2 weeks working in a school I contracted Covid and tested positive on Sunday. I'm so upset, after taking so much care over the past two years. I truly believe I was put at risk because mask wearing is no longer compulsory. I've been wearing my mask in school 24/7, but have removed it for break times and working with students who have hearing difficulties. I'm seriously considering not going back in.

Peter has been staying out my way, but he's probably got covid also, he has a mild occasional cough and a watery eye. He's walking the dog (mask wearing) and we've done an online food shop for the week, to minimise contact with others.

71 Saturday I always get a good sleep with a migraine, waking around 7am then back to sleep from 9am till midday. Meds working and I was given a 4-6 hour window pain free. I sowed some seeds, did some washing and popped to a friends to help her with some paperwork. Neighbour took the dog out in the afternoon to the park and I baked Brownies which I popped round in the evening.

72 Sunday Woke up early with a sore throat and a runny nose, migraine still hanging around. Peter off to play golf for the day and at mid morning I felt so poorly I took an LFT which tested positive. Had a bath, set myself up in the spare room, sanitised the whole house and by early evening I'd developed a hacking cough and my chest felt like someone was sitting on it. Asleep by midnight, lying on my tummy. Registered for a PCR, anti body tests and clinical trials.

73 Monday Woke at 7am, feeling rough. Around 11am I moved from bed mode to day mode. Washed, made bed, drew curtains. Watched TV all day, slept and ate. Time dragged then it raced by, felt better as the day went on, but getting more breathless. 

74 Tuesday Intended to pay some online bills and tidy the gardening seed/plans box, got as far as getting it out, but nothing done. Managed to write a letter and sort some birthday cards/gifts. Most of the day spent sleeping, watching TV and I did manage a bath before bed.

75 Wednesday Woke a couple of times in the night with a stiff neck from lying on my front to help with the breathing, up fully at 9am, back to bed by 10.30 after getting out of breath from eating and talking. Day spent in bed, it does help getting dressed and out of bed. Food shop arrived at 8pm and then off to bed.

I expected to see orange skies.

76 Thursday Woke in incredible pain across my back, in my chest and my hips, had a long soak in the bath then back to bed. I managed to cook dinner and some soup, but straight back to bed, wiped out. In the afternoon I dialled 111 following the NHS advise because I wasn't getting any relief from the chest pain and discomfort. they ended up sending an ambulance out to check me over and told me it's just something I have to go through and keep drinking water, take paracetamol and sit/sleep propped up.

77 Friday Still in a lot of pain but so much better in my head, nose and throat. I managed to do some washing, cleaning, ironing and cooked a meal, but did absolutely nothing else in-between.

Added some treats to the online food shop. love these, but the chocolate egg tasted very bland, compared to the cups with the peanut butter in.

On the blog this week:

Preparing the garden for spring

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  1. It is rotten that you have caught Covid after being so careful over the past couple of years but I do appreciate people like you though as a lot of teachers and staff working in schools wouldn't take their masks off when speaking to children with hearing difficulties. My youngest has struggled over the past couple of years because of being partially deaf and people wearing masks.
    I have been on with sowing seeds this past week and remembered to put little cards in to say what is what. lol
    It sounds like you have had a rotten week. I hope you are feeling better now. You deserve all of the treats. x

  2. What a bummer after being so careul all this time. Hope you're starting to feel a lot better now.

  3. So sorry to hear that you’ve got Covid. There seems to be so much more of it around at the moment with the restrictions having disappeared. We managed to avoid it for two years but my husband came down with it this week. Sounds like you’ve had a rough ride with it especially with having to get the ambulance out to check you over. I hope that you are now feeling much better. #project365

  4. So sorry to hear you caught Covid and had a rough time with it. Hope you are feeling better now.

  5. Sorry to hear you caught covid, I think we are all going to get it at some point. My husband missed it when we had, but now he has caught it and is suffering with a headache he cannot shift

  6. So sorry to hear you were ill. My older two had it at the start of Feb and me and Chris got it 4 weeks later due to my school. Zach has managed to avoid it! #project365