Home stretch, people. Day 12.
Today, I have felt overall pretty good. Had a couple moments of headache/nausea, but they were short lived.
Consistently for me, the worst symptom I have experienced is the headache. It was unlike any headache I’ve ever experienced. And at its worst, no medicine I tried helped at all. The only things that helped were finding a way to rest my head so my neck didn’t have to hold my head up and putting ice packs on the back of my neck. But still, horrible. I don’t think I could have driven a car with that headache or operated any kind of heavy machinery.
Interesting to me is that I really didn’t lose my sense of smell… with the exception of coffee 🤣. One of my favorite things in the world, and I can’t smell it. But I can pretty much taste it (or maybe I’m imagining I’m tasting it 😂). I’ve tried smelling the coffee grounds even, but can’t smell a thing. Other smells are maybe muted, but still there. And other things I seem to smell just fine, like laundry detergent. Beyond bizarre.
I’m happy to be in the home stretch. I feel optimistic (cautiously) that the worst is over for me. But I’m also praying for a dear MS friend who’s in the hospital with COVID right now. This virus, really any virus, and MS are not a great combo. Our immune systems are compromised. Brian reminded me last night when I wasn’t feeling well that I’m fighting two battles here. I’m fighting MS and I’m fighting COVID. It’s a process. And if you are reading this because you have MS and you have COVID, know I am praying for you right now too.
Here’s today’s vitals: