After more than two years of managing to avoid it, I finally fell prey to the dreaded Covid!
My dad does an open mic night, the first Tuesday of every month, in a local pub. This month (October 2022 for future people) as I was in there, watching the performers, I noticed the bar manager who was serving drinks, looked a little peaky.
The following Friday (7th), I got a call from my dad. Both he and his lead guitarist had tested positive for Covid! I was feeling fine at the time. Did a test and it was negative.
The next day I started getting a tickly cough, but still felt fine.
Sunday came around, and I felt so bad, I could barely get out of bed! I pretty much slept for 24 hours! Did a covid test on Monday morning, and I was positive!
Thankfully I'm still working from home, but I couldn't face working on my computer still, so I called in sick.
Tuesday, I felt fine again other than sore throat and a terrible ear ache, that left my ear feeling blocked and made chewing anything sound super loud.
I slowly felt better as the month progressed, until Tuesday 18th I tested negative again! Two weeks from the date of exposure until I didn't test positive any more!
My mum and step-dad, who I live with, are still testing positive though, and my step-dad hasn't had any of the vaccines against Covid! He was bed-ridden for almost a full week with it!
I now know nobody, personally, who has not had Covid. We were the last few people I know who had not yet had it.