I feel like a wimp for whining because so many people are really sick. Covid seems to be taking over our area again. Hospitals are filling up — vaccinated people are being admitted too but hopefully, they won’t be as sick. Masks are not mandated but many, including myself, are starting to wear masks when out. It’s crazy but I’m back to feeling safer at home.
My days are all confused but I think I started feeling bad on Sunday, got worse on Monday and went to the doctor on Tuesday morning but it might have all happened a day earlier. All my symptoms pointed to an allergic reacton which I’ve had many times when workng around tomato plants. Why can’t I remember that from one year to the next? Probably the same reason I can’t remember where I put the Cinnabons that I got at the drive thru today!
I got a steroid shot on Tuesday and from then on, I got worse. Fever Tuesday night and Wednesday. Stuffy head and nose. Thursday I had no fever but my right ear was hurting and I didn’t feel like doing anything. Addie was such a sweetheart. She made sure my water glass was full, kept asking if I needed a fresh box of Kleenex. She told me she knew how to do laundry and she would do that for me but I was pretty caught up on laundry. She was happy to fix herself chicken strips in the air fryer. I never thought I might have Covid but wanted to keep my distance from her so I washed all the insulated cups and had her bring me a clean one each time and I would take my dirty cup to the kitchen, wash and clean it thoroughly.
This morning I decided . . the weekend is coming, I don’t want to get worse so I went back to the walk in clinic. Got an antibiotic shot and antibiotic pills. The nurse practitioner said sometimes the steroid shot opens up everything and overwhelms the sinuses. When she mashed on my sinus areas, I about came off the chair. She said my lungs were clear and with the other symptoms, she didn’t think there was any need for a Covid test. That makes me happy.
It’s been about six hours since the injection and I do believe I’m feeling better. Maybe I would have felt better without going to the doctor but I’ll take the antibiotics and hopefully be back to normal soon.