I write these words with COVID. J tested positive for COVID on December 1. When we got the call, neither mom nor I had symptoms. Unfortunately, as of this morning, we both also have COVID.
My mom is more fatigued than normal. But says otherwise, she feels fine. I feel winded. I am not struggling to breathe, but I am breathing a little harder than normal. We are all wearing masks inside our house right now and I find this to be a challenge. I can’t get enough air through my nose (this is not a COVID problem), so I am breathing through my mouth all the time which dampens my mask and makes it harder to breathe through it. So I am changing my mask every couple of hours.
J might be asymptomatic. He is dealing with sinus issues, but he was dealing with those even before exposure, so I can’t say for sure the sinus issue is a new problem and COVID related.
Most surprisingly, none of us have noticed a change in our sense of smell or taste. Considering 85% of people who get COVID experience taste and smell issues, I expect at least one of us to experience it, but so far we’re all smelling and tasting things just fine.
Aside from a little shortness of breath, I also don’t feel “bad”. I am experiencing some hot flashes, but no fever and I’m not exceptionally tired.
I am hopeful that none of us will end up with severe symptoms. Also, I owe everyone a premium content post. I forgot about it in the chaos of everyone getting COVID.