This week, I am thankful:
that I am most definitely feeling better
I did indeed have Covid, but I am over the worst of it. I had two pretty miserable, achy days the first week, but by now, I just have a lingering cough, plus some fatigue.
that I was able to go for a walk yesterday
I am not quite ready to do an actual workout or anything, but it felt good to get outside and move my body a little.
that getting tested is way easier now
The crazy long lines from a few weeks ago are gone. Whew.
that I am able to go to school
Thanks to the timing of me getting sick, I’m not having to miss classes; I was clear before the semester started. Whew.
that I am not contagious anymore
I still cough a little, and my voice sounds not quite right, but at least I cannot make anyone else sick. Yay!
(Don’t worry: I will still wear a mask at school. Mask-wearing is required for everyone.)
that I got sick so late in the pandemic
I got to have a milder variant than what was going around in the early days, and I’m vaccinated. This is much preferable to, say, having caught it in April 2020.
And I didn’t lose taste or smell at all (as I hear is typical for this variant.)
Overall, it was a mild experience in comparison to what it could have been.
that it’s easy to stay home when you feel sick
This is a funny thing to be thankful for, but…I was not at all tempted to go out before the CDC said I should. I felt too exhausted and sick to consider going anywhere!
Obviously, an asymptomatic case would be preferable in some ways, but then again, it might be annoying to be stuck at home if you feel perfectly fine.
for people who care about me
When you are under the weather in some way or another, a silver lining is that you are reminded how many people care about you! I appreciate all the people who check in on me and pray for me.
for a warm house
It’s 17 degrees as I type this, and that’s pretty cold for us here in the Mid-Atlantic!
for a car with heat
After I publish this, I’m hopping in my car to head off to class, and I will be very grateful for the warm air coming out of my vents.