I am a hypocrite. On Tuesday I went to the store to pick up my antiviral medicine. Lion can’t drive so I had to do it. I was fully masked in the store. Yesterday, however, we went to the bank with the truck and camper buyers to do the paperwork for the sale. I was not masked. I probably infected the new owners as well as the banker. In my defense, I probably already infected the buyers days ago before I realized I was sick. Of course, I have no idea who infected me. I had no illusion that the vaccination was going to protect me 100%. I just hope it helps me avoid being as sick as I might have been without it. I’ve heard it’s like the worst flu you’ve ever had if you aren’t vaccinated. I remember the worst flu I ever had. It was about twenty years ago and I was leveled for days. No, thank you. I’d rather have some sort of protection. For the record, I usually didn’t get flu shots back then. If I had gotten one, it’s probable I would not have been as sick.
I definitely overdid it yesterday. I took three extra-strength Tylenol before we left the house, but I was on my feet a lot. After the camper was gone (good riddance), I decided to lie down for a while. I wasn’t really wiped out, but I knew I wasn’t not wiped out. We watched TV, had some lunch, and then we both napped off and on. The lion took a shower, leaving the shower door open, but I didn’t think I should chance standing up any longer than absolutely necessary, so I didn’t take one. I made an easy dinner and we just vegetated.
The worst part of all of this is the horrible taste in my mouth that turns out to be a side-effect of the anti-viral. Blech. I mean, the worst part other than worrying about infecting Lion. He’s tested negative so far, but I don’t know exactly when I was infected so I’m not sure when I might have infected him. It’s possible his body has built up more immunities than mine. I hope so. I definitely don’t want him to get sick.
Maybe my symptoms won’t get any worse. I do feel better today. I haven’t taken any Tylenol. I’m waiting to see if I need it. I woke up with a sore throat, but that’s gone now. My nose is running that’s making me cough. I do have a few aches and pains, but I normally do so it’s difficult to differentiate between non-COVID aches and COVID aches. I’m working today, but I’ve told the boss I’ll do so as long as I can remain vertical. If I start to slump down in my chair, I’m out. Luckily, my commute back to bed is about twenty-five feet.