My own symptoms started Monday am about 4am- a little runny nose in one nostril as my head was on one cheek on my pillow. The runny nose lasted all day, with sniffles. I had read that one woman’s infection started that way, so I was worried.
Monday night, the runny nose disappeared.
Tuesday I woke up with a sore throat on one side just above my Adam’s apple. That lasted all day, not bad, but noticeable, and it too disappeared Tuesday night.
Monday, Tuesday, and all day right up to right now my face is burning hot and I have a headache. I have been self-quaranteening since Thursday, sitting around reading the news, texting and talking with people, worrying. I’ve been spreading any news I find informative, and there is nothing else on my mind.
Just this morning, as I went upstairs to get dressed, it occurred to me that maybe I was making MYSELF SICK, all by myself from stress.
All the joy is out of my life. I don’t listen to music anymore. I don’t do anything outside, don’t play my kid’s addictive PlayStation game. I worry 24/7, and read every newspaper I can get my hands on to stay informed.
All my conversations are about “tRUMP’s coronavirus.” I figured if tRUMP can blame the Chinese for this, then I can blame him for his “Laaa Deeee Daaaa” approach to protecting us.
This morning I realized that I’m killing myself. I’m worrying myself into the grave. When humans worry so much, their immune system responds to that, becomes stressed itself, is weakened to the point where a real pathogen comes along, finds no defense, and is able to kill its victim.
Im no scientist, but I’m not stupid either. My new approach to survival besides strict isolation is to care for myself with positivity and self happiness as much as possible.
Today I’m going to shower, shave, get dressed, and start cleaning. I’m gonna pack up a bunch of clothing for goodwill, make a dump run, call and text people with conversations about ANYTHING OTHER THAN CV.
Most of us will get through this but it will be without help from Washington DC. Man, do I miss president Obama now.
Advice from someone who knows absolutely nothing about medicine: try your best to stay positive and happy despite the war we are in. Despite tRUMP’s coronavirus.
MY FRIDAY MORNING HEALTH UPDATE:
no runny nose
slightly sore throat
face burning hot
eyeballs hurt only slightly when I move them way up down right left.
I don’t know what my temperature is because I can’t find the one we have anywhere in the house from the last illness, and I can’t go out and buy one because CVS sold out in a few hours last Tuesday and their next shipment is coming in next Tuesday, so I’m in the dark.
Im convinced that it’s extreme stress, but who the hell knows? I’m pretending that I have the virus for the betterment of all. I’m not getting near anyone for any reason.
Ohhh, and remember that during tRUMP’s coronavirus’ murderous rampage, find health in music. Crank it up as you clean the house. Sing along as stupid as that sounds, it just might save your life.
Annnd, I just found this: