Somehow we managed to avoid getting sick with Covid since it began even though I live with my son who is a firefighter. Many of the guys he worked with tested positive over the past couple of years, but he (and I) stayed healthy. I figured if he got it, I definitely would, but it worked out the other way around.
The 2022 year of sickness began with my cat Skittle. Over Memorial Day weekend we had to take her to the emergency vet. She was not eating or drinking anything for a couple of days. I wondered how long a cat can go without drinking? My regular vet was not available, so we went to the vet hospital. Yes, It was very expensive! They did loads of tests, but basically found nothing major wrong with her.
We took her home after an overnight stay, and within a day or so she began to drink and then started eating and eventually got better.
Not long after that, I got sick. I couldn’t eat, felt horrible, had a fever and basically spent all my time on the couch or in bed. I have a work-from-home job, so I did not test myself for Covid. I stayed home and waited to get better.
About a week later my son came home from work sick. He needed to test for Covid for work and he was positive. My test was negative but I’d been sick for a couple of weeks by then. I’m sure I had Covid because it was unlike any illness I’ve ever had. My son thinks we had the new strain.
Some days I would feel pretty good and think it was finally going away. Then the fever would return and I would feel horrible again. It was up and down like that so mostly I sat around and did nothing.
My son recovered within a couple of weeks, but being older (I guess?) my recovery was slower.
We had also just taken delivery of a new RV camping trailer. Two days later I was sick. We finally went camping the end of July. We did a quick overnight stay at Salt Springs in the Ocala National Forest and I will be writing a blog post about that soon.