After I had the original COVID over a year ago and have had 3 shots I figured I was pretty safe and the new version would stay away. As COVID faded from the headlines and we drop our guard a bit the new versions shows up. I never got the 4th shot as had some reaction with another medication I was taking and decided to pass on it.
COVID BA 5 is highly contagious so stayed away from people but decided I had enough of the mask. I have no idea where but came down with the latest version about 2 weeks ago, Very sore throat first 4 days then just dry cough and fever followed. It never seems to effect your breathing like the first one did but stayed in the upper part of your cheat and. throat area. It does seem to use most of your energy fighting it off so will end up sleeping a lot. Sometimes had a burning sensation so mouthwash, honey and soup was the normal for the last 12 days. It looks like it has run its course as fee pretty good today.
Friends in the area, relatives many miles away and others in the area have all tested positive and came down with the virus. Checking with some of them they all have had various symptoms so it all depends on your age and health condition. I am 79 and don’t have any serious health issues so it was more like having the flu. Take care because it is out there.
Not being able to go for about a week does allow you do catch up on many things you have neglected and catch up on sleep. I guess COVID will be with us for a long time and we will just have to adjust our lifestyle to live with it.
Summer is quickly flying but so hope to feel back to normal soon and go back to the US and travel before winter shows up. It seems short as it never showed up till June and already August. Being sick also makes you realize your travel days may becoming to end in the next couple years as your health can change very quickly. I worry about parts on my car which is only 12 years old and then remember the parts on me are over 79 years old. The body is an amazing machine. I will update this blog when I am off on one of my train chasing trips.
Take care and be safe.