It’s been over a week since that fateful day of fever, coughing, cold, endless chills, body aches and pains, sore throat, and headache.
I remember Bethany was just recovering from her own version of baby illness when I came down with mine.
It was different.
It was difficult.
It was definitely something I hadn’t had before.
At first, I thought I had flu. But as the days progressed on I realized that it wasn’t. I was wrong.
I didn’t want to admit, of course, until I got tested. I was in denial for a bit but I told my husband that if I don’t feel well on the third day from when I had fever then I will go get tested.
So when fever left the next day I started helping out in the house again and that sent me to body aches and pains camp again. It was not fun.
The following day I was miserable but had to take a shower and go to Urgent Care. There I received the confirmation of my thoughts.
Right after the provider told me I tested positive I asked if I could cry first and I did. She was okay with it. Then we discussed my options and soon was out of the clinic and on the way to gather what I needed to get better.
The next two to four days were filled with anxiety over so many things such as to take or not to take this, when is the best time to take a bath, do I wash my hair after the bath, what about drying my hair, what about steam inhalations, should I get another kind of vitamins, why do gummies add sugar to their vitamins, are these new brand of vitamins legit, what if I get chilled when taking a bath, how do I do the cold rinse after the hot bath, someone told me to move and not sleep during the day while sick with crowned virus but I can’t help it, now what do I do, why do I get easily exhausted, I rest more than move especially since yesterday, etc etc etc. I can’t think anymore. My head hurts. Literally.
However, today was a new day. I woke up to a beautiful red-orange sky. The weather was warm for the first time since I got sick. I finally got to go outside, breathe some fresh air, get some sun, and see something new. It felt great to be able to go for a walk once again. I’ve been cooped up for too long but the weather has been freezing too and I had to make sure I don’t get chilled.
I am not strong yet. I am far from it but I’m happy to have been able to go back to work even for a few minutes. I could barely hold my body up while sitting on my office chair. I’ve been bed and couch dependent. I am also happy to have been able to make three meals today for my family. I tried doing laundry—picking up stuff of the floor and laundry bin and tried putting them in the washing machine but that activity got me feeling winded. I literally had to lean on the washing machine to get some air and feel better. My husband told me not to try doing it again because my muscles are not used to such a weird position. I definitely felt my chest hurt. Thankfully, I felt better not too long after that.
Anyway, I may feel like I’m done resting and I’m ready to get on with life but my body isn’t ready. God is allowing me to go through this process that I can take time and spend more time communing with Him since there’s not a whole lot that I can do for now. Spell SHIELA it’s E-X-H-A-U-S-T-E-D. I’m always exhausted since I got sick. I barely have any energy. But again I cannot complain. I can give thanks to God though for allowing me to heal at home. It’s definitely a gift.
It’s my bedtime now—9:30pm—but for the first time since I got sick, I am not sleepy. I am actually feeling fresh and rejuvenated but I can’t get up and do anything. My body needs rest so I better go and spend time with God then.
I just praise Him for His continued blessing of protection, guidance, health, and healing. He’s been keeping me sane and been encouraging and comforting me. I am truly grateful for His presence in my life.
-Would appreciate some prayers, please. Thanks and God bless! ❤️
What do you choose today?
I choose to listen to God, claim His promises, and spend time with Him. I also choose to feel blessed, happy, alive, thankful, excited, and loved.