While at the airport headed home from a wonderful Alaskan cruise, the group organizer shared that a few passengers had tested positive for Covid. Yet, since I’d worn a mask consistently throughout the cruise, I wasn’t alarmed. But just as we were boarding, I began to have chills and by the time I was seated, I was freezing internally. Finally, I made it home and after taking a hot bath, took a Covid test, and it came back negative. I was relieved. Two days later, I took another test and discovered, I had Covid. WHAT? How could this happen? I was still practicing the CDC recommendations –safe distancing, wearing a mask, and washing my hands –because for years, along with the vaccines, worked and had kept me safe and Covid free. After contracting Covid, I recalled a conversation that I had with a friend who insisted that at some point, everyone would get Covid. I disagreed and believed that if we’d continue to adhere to the CDC safety precautions, we’d remain COVID free. Boy was I wrong. Because they worked UNTIL they didn’t… because I still tested positive for Covid.
I was grateful for the vaccinations because the only symptom I experienced was exhaustion and for the next 13 days, all I did was sleep. I retested yesterday and it was negative. I was elated!!
Even though I’m still not 100% healed, I feel MUCH better than I have in 2 weeks and wanted you to know, why there was no post last week as I promised. Mentally, I just couldn’t. Because after a relaxing vacation with the most amazing, breathtaking views, I brought back an “UNWANTED SOUVENIR” that I had to get rid of…so we’ll talk SHIP soon.
SHIP TALK: Continue to practice the CDC safety precautions and get vaccinated.