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By Carissa Sitki
Well I am yet to come down with COVID-19 during this recent surge of infections and, for that, I am thankful.
With that being said, nearly everyone I know has come down with this nasty contagion. Luckily, I’ve not been a close-contact of anyone who is infected, but, sheesh, it is making me a bit nervous.
No one wants to be sick, especially not with COVID. At this point, it’s basically a boogey-virus.
I had it back in August, when the Delta wave washed over the nation, and it was not the most fun experience for me. I’ve had a lot of sicknesses in my day, but that one was plain weird. My eyes, skin, muscles, and even my veins… yes, my veins, HURT. Couple those symptoms with a fever, add a dash of no-taste-and-smell, and sprinkle in some serious sweating that just wouldn’t quit, you’ve got a recipe for a defeated Carissa.
Luckily, I recovered with minimal treatment and the only lingering symptom is an altered sense of smell. I can live with that, I suppose.
This most recent case-surge has seemed to be rather mild in the people I know, than the ones earlier on in the pandemic. It is pretty refreshing to hear from my sick friends and family members who say their symptoms are that of a bad cold. I know that isn’t the case for everyone, but hopefully it continues to become milder and folks can avoid serious infection.
I’m sure the fact that so many are vaccinated, and/or have been reinfected, so their bodies already recognize and can battle the virus with more ease. Treatments are also ever-evolving the more we learn about this virus that we will, more than likely, have to live with for the foreseeable future.
If you’re stuck at home with the old COVID blues while reading this, just know that I am on the sidelines cheering you on… while maintaining a bit of cautionary distance.