COVID-19, Multiple Sclerosis

COVID Chronicles – Day 12

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.

If you’re new around here, please know that we take coffee seriously. Coffee has its own special corner in our home. ☕️

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:

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