Well, after almost two and a half years of dodging a bullet, I finally got COVID. I knew it was inevitable at some point, and this new Omicron subvariant is suddenly everywhere, so ... oh well! Last Thursday, Paul started feeling sick after having been exposed to a coworker who was sick. He tested positive on Friday morning, and we tried to isolate him to one bedroom/bathroom. But that was fruitless, and I started feeling funky on Saturday. I took a test, and boom, COVID.
At first, I just felt a little stuffiness, and I really hoped I'd be one of those lucky people who doesn't have symptoms. But by mid-day Saturday, the alternating fever and chills (and constant headache) kicked in, and we were both stuck in bed watching the latest season of Ozark. Even though I felt awful, I was kinda glad to finally have time to watch Ozark. Sometimes you need the Universe to just tell you sit down.
I didn't have a super appetite on Saturday, but I did have some Ocean's Halo Vegan Chicken Ramen with added veggies and sriracha tofu.
And lucky me — I stockpiled Amy's No Chicken Noodle Soup back in 2020 just in case of COVID. But I hadn't yet had a reason to eat it. So I had some of that too.
By Sunday, I was feeling slightly better. The fever wasn't constant — just occasional — but the headache was still persistent. And my hunger was back in a big way! All I wanted to do was eat. I figured I needed to make sure I was getting plenty of antioxidants and micronutrients, so I made a Tofu TLT to get some greens in. And I made some fresh green juice to use up some kale, apples, and oranges that I had sitting around. Oh, and I also had lots of pretzels and chips all weekend because, for some reason, I was craving salty, spicy stuff.
On Monday, I woke up with cold sweats, but the headache was gone. Yay! I took the day off work and laid pretty low so I could keep recovering. We'd finished Ozark by that point, but I started Inventing Anna and we rented Moonfall. Later that night, I made myself a very comforting meal of Beyond Chicken Tenders, Vegan Mac & Cheese, and Sauteed Kale. By the way, I was still starving all day, despite eating at least four (maybe five?) meals.
Finally, on Tuesday, I woke feeling pretty normal! No fever, headache, cold sweats, or chills. I had (and still have) a very slight scratchiness in my throat, but that's about it. I'm back to work (from home of course). I never lost my tastebuds (THANK GOD CAUSE THAT WAS THE THING I WAS MOST CONCERNED ABOUT), and I didn't have any real respiratory issues. Paul was about the same. So we lucked out, thanks to being vaccinated and boosted!