Updated 1/2/2023: Covid 19’s impact on asthmatics is, in a word, awful. I’m now five weeks (and on day 38 of recovery ) into a variety of medications and devices. All are aimed to fight back and rid my lungs and sinuses of significant inflammation and congestion.
Follow-on illnesses since contracting COVID over Thanksgiving? They include a prolonged asthma attack and reactive airway infection (acute bronchitis followed by acute sinusitis). As long-time readers know, I’m fully up-to-date on all available respiratory vaccinations. Yet, I still got extremely sick.
Here’s my public service message: please keep testing and #maskup #covidisnotover This awful virus remains life-threatening to many, particularly those with chronic conditions and the immunocompromised. Testing and masking can help prevent transmission and the spread of new variants.
Please light a few candles for me. I can use all the good wishes I can find. Thank you…
13 thoughts on “COVID Isn’t Over, Please Test and Mask Up”
Sending huge (((hugs))) & lots of good wishes your way, Pamela! I am so furious at our governments’ complete abdication of any responsibility on this issue… no mask mandates, no real promotion of vaccines, very little testing, little data to help people make responsible choices (and what there is, highly under-reported), nothing. Our hospitals are swamped with a “tripledemic” of covid, flu and RSV; at least 6 children in British Columbia are dead, and still they won’t lift a finger. The only good thing I can think of that our provincial government has done re: covid lately is extend the distribution of free rapid tests until next June (2023).
We are still staying close to home and masking in public, and the few times we’ve let down our guard and not worn a mask, someone in our group has inevitably come down with covid within a week later — we just had lunch in a restaurant last week for the first time since March 2020 and sure enough, someone in our group has covid now! So far, we’re still covid-free, but it’s nevertheless way too close for comfort…! And, as your case shows, for many people, it’s NOT “just the flu” (as a cousin of dh’s breezily assured me…!).
Rant over (for now…!). Take good care, Pamela! I am thinking of you!
I am very sorry to hear this. Wishing you a good recovery!
get well soon!
I’ve just lit a beautiful candle with many many good wishes for a fast recovery.
Sending much love,
I’m so sorry Pamela! I saw your LinkedIn post and am horrified by the pile of medication you need to maintain right now. Yes, sadly we missed this opportunity to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 and we’re moving into endemic stages, which is hard as people tend to not be great with taking precautions.
Sending positive thoughts your way as you navigate healing and hoping that you are well again soon.
Oh gosh, I am so sorry. I hope each day brings you more peace and easier breathing. I hate this virus, and I hate what it’s revealed to me about others.
You are definitely in my thoughts. <3
So sorry Pamela! I hope this resolves soon.
how are you today? I hope you are already breathing more easily.
Get well soon!
Much love from Europe,
Oh no! Lighting all the candles and sending you thoughts of clear lungs. Not being able to breathe is terrible. I am glad you are on all the meds, but ooof, that does a number on you, too. I don’t know if you are on the nebulizing albuterol, but if it makes you nauseous and awful feeling, there is a lesser-known medication called levalbuterol that mitigates that (I won’t use anything else), insurance covered it. I hope you get relief and feel loads better soon.
I am so sorry! Sending the love!
So grateful for all the good wishes, love and encouragement. As I enter week 4 of illness, I can report that I’m convalescing slowly with both good and not-so-good days. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it is this: healing (whether heartache or physical challenges) is a non-linear process … sending love and light in return xx
I hope that by now you are all recovered. Scary!
Oh Pamela, I was away when you posted this, and meant to comment when I came back. I hope better late than never applies here? lol
It really sucks you’ve going through this – you’re an example of the people I think about when I hear people say “Covid is over” or “we just have to learn to live with it” when what they actually mean is “I refuse to inconvenience myself to save other people’s lives.” (I have a niece with cystic fibrosis, so I am very aware of people with lung issues.) Really, wearing masks, testing if you have symptoms, or not socialising when you’re sick isn’t that hard, is it? (Okay, rant over. Apologies! lol)
I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better, but sorry you’re still have tough days a month later. I hope the improvements continue to be on an upward trajectory. Sending love and positive summery vibes from down here.