I fell ill last weekend, and spent the whole weekend sleeping. While I thought I fully recovered, my husband got sick (but symptoms of a cold, not flu), so there’s been a bad illness vibe going around all week. And recently, I’m starting to feel strange things in my body again.
While I’m pretty sure I don’t have the Coronavirus (COVID-19), I figured I should keep a log, in case it turns out that I do have it. Since I’m immunocompromised, if I do have the virus, it will likely turn out fairly poorly for me.
I had a headache for the first time in a long time on Saturday, so took some pain killers and took a nap. It was also the first day in my daily walking challenge that I missed, so you can imagine how exhausted I was feeling to not do my daily walk. I also had stomach problems (bloating/tension/pain) that day, so it was a triple whammy of exhaustion, headache (migraine?), and stomach problems. Most of which don’t usually happen to me. So I figured the only course of action there was to sleep.
I slept almost the whole day, and then slept through the night. I usually don’t take naps, because I can’t take naps. So when I do fall asleep, I usually take it as a sign that I needed it, and I’m ill. And I was surprised I slept through the night after sleeping the whole day, too.
On Sunday morning, I got up early, and felt much better (no more stomach issues or headache), so I took my 5 mile walk. I didn’t feel nauseous or anything, but I ended up sleeping the whole afternoon because I was so exhausted. I remember thinking, “Oh, so I guess I wasn’t all better…”
Despite sleeping for the whole day and night the day before, and sleeping all afternoon, I slept through the night on Sunday too.
Husband complaining of being sick, with stuffy nose and coughs. We were supposed to go visit our parents, but decided to cancel the trip because we didn’t want to bring something to them, and especially since there was a smidgen of a chance we’ve been feeling ill because of COVID-19.
We went to check out a Physical Therapy center together during our 5 mile walk. I felt ok throughout the day.
Started waking up early, and feeling good about it. Took my 5 mile walk. Husband still complaining of feeling under the weather.
Took my 5 mile walk. Still surprised by how good I feel in the morning.
Been feeling overall achy, but I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I feel achy in general every day, so I can’t really tell if it might be “being sick” or just part of my chronic pain.
Took my 5 mile walk in the morning, and had a few meetings. Hands/fingers aching more than usual. Took painkiller.
Had a few coughing fits at night.
Took my daily 5 mile walk. Spent the afternoon creating this blog, and ended up almost fainting around 6 or 7 PM. Continued having similar vertigo and “closing in of the world” feeling on and off, but not as acutely all night.
Felt a bit of throat ache at night, but they come and go.
Took a 6 mile walk. Had some coughs which seemed a bit “wet.” Felt like I might faint for a few moments after coming home from the walk.
Been getting really thirsty suddenly, and have dry mouth.
Feeling lethargic and tired in the afternoon, though not enough to fall asleep for a nap. Had a few coughing fits while in bed. Felt the cough in my chest, which is a bad sign. Temperature was at 97.3F (normal).
Woke up with a bit more lower and upper back pain than I’ve had in the past week (but it’s MUCH better than just a week or two ago- seems like the “hard mattress topper” is helping!), but after getting out of bed, the exhaustion and lethargy form last night is gone. Spent a while chasing after a kitten who doesn’t understand that her belly was sliced open just three days ago and she shouldn’t be running around or jumping.
Got 6.25 miles in during the morning walk, and went grocery shopping. Came home, and feeling malaise. Where I can’t tell if I’m just cold, or also exhausted, and need a nap. The confusion is compounded by the fact that I might just be tired from walking 6+ miles a day for 2 days in a row.
Do you ever have this feeling where you feel like you’re not exactly “in” your body? A little like you’re floating 1 inch around it? I feel like I have this feeling when I’m sick or have really bad seasonal allergies.
My mouth is still getting dry in the afternoon. I think I’ve developed a tongue ulcer. Generally means the toxicity of the Methotrexate is going up, so I try to take extra pill or two of my prescription folic acid. It’s on my tongue, which is annoying, but it’ll be even more annoying if more pops up in my cheek.