A Personal COVID-19 Experience

Near the end of last month, I tested positive for COVID-19.

It ripped through my household so quickly, and in a couple of distinct ways: my children were pretty much asymptomatic, and it hardly made a dent in their daily routine.

My wife and myself on the other hand: a different matter; aches, pains, coughs, breathing all affected, but thankfully not requiring hospitalisation.

We count ourselves lucky, compared to those that suffered during the horrors of the pandemic earlier this year.

So what are my takeaways from testing positive, and going through it?

  • We’re all different and it impacts everyone in very specific ways
  • The effects on an individual and a household are probably more long term than we might imagine, but then, see above point…!
  • COVID-19 is no joke, and it’s real

My advice to you? I have none other than the Government and Scientific Advice.

Keep on keeping on and do your best to support each other.

As for me, I’m not back up to 100% yet, but I’m getting there.
Plenty of support from family, friends, my employer risual who have been super helpful and compassionate, as have my colleagues and clients.

One really weird thing that seems to have been affected since contracting COVID-19, is my love of coffee: I can’t stand the smell or taste of it!
I did lose a little sense of smell and taste during my illness (my wife’s is non-existent right now), but this very specific dislike of coffee is just strange!!

On the flipside, I like tea per se, and my go-to hot drink, more than usual, is a strong Masala Chai (tea brewed with spices and milk).

So until my next post, where I will be back on point delving into more detail about Data Pipelines in the Cloud, and updating you on my coffee status, stay safe everyone!

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