The Covid Monster!

Got me!

I rode to a gig with my friend/bass player a few days ago. Over the last couple of days I could feel the grunge coming on. It started off slow like the grunge usually will. A little tightness in the chest. A tickle in the throat that progresses to a mildly irritated throat. A slight cough.

Yep the grunge is coming. Usually this time of year I run into something similar at least once, maybe twice. But after a few days I generally get through it. I always have a bit of bourbon on hand, tis the best cough suppressant I’ve ever used. I figured to ride it out as I usually will.

Then this morn I had a fever. Not too bad, 100.2. And the pain. I’m always dealing with pain. When the grunge comes on the pain enhances to def con 3. Miserable pain to go with a fever. Not fun. I feared this might get worse.

I called the family Dr, I cant get in till Thurs at 11. Dammit! Popular place I suppose?

Then my buddy texts and tells me he has covid. Well Shit! Logical conclusion, as I was riding in his truck for 3.5 hours, is I have a good chance of having it too. But I wasn’t sure yet. When my wife got home I told her about it, and by luck she has a few covid tests squirreled away. I went through the swabbing, and the 15 minute wait, to see 2 blue lines instead of one.* Some luck!

So I called the pharmacy, last I heard as soon as you know you have it there is something to take to lessen the effect of the virus. But I’m told to treat the symptoms. Go to the E room if it gets bad, limit exposure, and basically ride it out. Oh, and no need to inform the health dept.

Ummm ok? I guess. FWIW, I am fully vaccinated.

My friend tells me that where he works perhaps 50% of the guys there called out of work today. He figures he contracted it at work. I figure I contracted it from him.

So it goes. Life is a roller coaster, hang on for the ride.

Y’all stay away from the covid monster. It ain’t no fun.

* She told me I was pregnant 😉 ha ha… That’s fine, I’m a smart ass too!


5 thoughts on “The Covid Monster!

  1. My mom is recovering from Covid as well. Her doctor put her on a combination antiviral medicine, and my understanding is that they mostly use it for elderly patients who are at higher risk. It needs to be started within the first few days after symptoms start to be really effective.


    • My condition is miserable with pain. Feels like a 300 lb gorilla is standing on my back. My pain meds and the heating pad do very little to help.

      Otherwise the bourbon is keeping the cough down and the snot machine is barely an issue.

      I still have taste and smell. I guess that’s a bonus.

      I wish your mother well.

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  2. Join the crowd. 😒

    I have the “cough” (and more cough) version. Came down with it last Tuesday and STILL hacking today … but it is starting to lighten up. Slightly. No fever, but for me that’s not all that unusual.

    Have no idea how I got it, although the day before I got sick, my other-half had a bad day with his asthma, which very possibly could have been brought on by COVID, so he may be the culprit.

    Nowadays, except in cases like yours, it’s pretty much a guessing game as to the source. Since both of us stick pretty close to home except for grocery shopping, who really knows?

    In any case, hope you get to feeling better soon! 🤞


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