1. Oh Brenda, I’m so sorry! I know how you feel. I went on a cruise last year, and caught Covid. Since it was right before Thanksgiving, my daughter’s family stayed with her brother instead, and while everyone else enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving dinner, I ate Beefaroni, all by myself! I wish you a speedy recovery!!

  2. So sorry you are sick, Brenda. Me and my husband had Covid in Nov-Dec 2022. Like a mild respiratory flu for both of us, but I know there’s different symptoms for different people. A friend of mine just got over it and her symptoms were just like a bad cold. Be sure to get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, and take lots of vitamin C, elderberry, zinc and echinacea. (If you have these things on-hand.) Hopefully, you take vitamin D on a regular basis, anyway. Be well!

  3. Soooooooooo sorry to hear this! I hope you have a quick case and feel better really soon. Keep up with the electrolytes and fluids.
    Surprisingly, I was one out of a handful of passengers on my packed plane fight today wearing a mask, but I got It last year and

  4. Brenda, I am so sorry. You don’t deserve this. You are correct that not going out much has protected you in the past. I can’t convince people who’ve made fun of social distancing, but that protected me (and you) since this all started. During that era I never even got the bronchitis I’d usually get at least twice in winter. It works.
    I’m just hoping that by the time you read this you’re on the mend and Covid is just a bad memory for you. Please let us know as soon as you can!
    Love and (long distance! 😉) hugs!

  5. So sorry to hear that Brenda, sending lots of healing thoughts your way. Hope you feel better soon!

  6. I’m so sorry that you’re ill, Brenda! I avoided it until this month, have all the shots which I am grateful for. My doctor doesn’t like the Pax… medicine and won’t prescribe it. I drank lots of liquids and took lots of vitamins. No fun, especially when you live alone.
    Keeping you and Ivy in my thoughts.

  7. So sorry to hear you have Covid, Brenda. I think we let our guard down too soon. It is still out there waiting to afflict another innocent person. A lot of my friends who were so careful when Covid startd have caught it. My husband and I never stopped wearing our masks and keep hand-sanitizer in the car. You can’t be too careful. Sounds like the steain you have is terrible. Take good care of yourself. Feel better soon. Hugs, Elaine

  8. I too got it for the first time recently, and took Paxlovid. When I learned it cost $1,670, I declined, but then learned that being on Medicare I qualified for free. I was really only bad sick for three days, but the Med caused an extremely sour mouth and diarrhea. So: pick your poison.

  9. Brenda,
    I am so sorry to hear this! You are the healthiest person I know!! Keep warm and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help! Many prayers coming your way!!
    Love ya! Lisa

  10. So sorry you got it… I had it in 2021 and was in hospital for 7 days! That was the original strain and like you, I NEVER felt so sick in my entire life. Just awful but then, it attacked the lungs. I would not take Paxlovid if you can help it! My dtr in law got covid over Thanksgiving and I stupidly suggested you call her doctor and see if they would prescribe that, as I had heard it shortened the illness. Well..she did get an RX for it, and after we read the sideeffects, I suggested she only take 1 pill on the first dose and not 3. Well.. she took at 3 and within an hour was deathly ill… so bad my son ended up taking her to ER as she could not stop the vomiting and dry heaves… it was just horrible. So I will NOT take it ever! My neighbors, who are very health conscious. drink white pine needle tea from the northern U.S. You can order it on Amazon… when I was so sick, they brought me over jugs to drink, which I did, and it helped me feel better quite soon. I did have long lasting effects from that strain of Covid for 2 years, and I still have hardly any taste or smell, and my lungs are not as good as they used to be. Take care.. all you can do is rest and get through it and take immune boosting supplements… Marilyn

  11. Hubby and I have been vaccinated and all the boosters. We got covid over Christmas. We’re both very compromised but thankfully we survived. The worst for me were the chills due to the fever, I’ve never felt so bad in all my 70 years. Christmas gifts were exchanged thru the porch windows couldn’t hug my gkids I can still cry over that. Take care and rest my dear.

  12. Brenda, I’m so sorry you are ill. I hope you feel better soon. Thank goodness for home deliveries these days. I never did get the vaccine and have not gotten Covid either (Praise the Lord). I’m raising two of my great grandchildren, so I think about their exposure at school. They have been very healthy also. Keep doing what you are doing to take good care of yourself and I hope you recover quickly with no side effects. (Did I spell that right?) LOL Big hugs. Sandra

  13. I hope you are feeling better soon. Take this time to pamper yourself and just rest. Nothing is more important than getting well:-) If you are watching TV may I recommend two new movies both nominated for multiple film awards: The Holdovers (Peacock Premium) and The Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple TV). Take good care.

  14. I’m so sorry to hear you have Covid, Brenda. You and I avoided it for a long time but it finally got us. I had it back in October, wasn’t very sick, just didn’t feel exactly good. The worst part was that it took so long to get over the cough, and I even had some trouble with my eyes, not seeing the whole picture. Seems I’m finally over the lingering effects and I hope you will be soon. I am a bit late for my booster shot. My bad, it’s so easy to just pop into Walmart and get it done in 15 minutes. Take care and let me know if there’s anything you need. Really mean it!!

  15. I hope u make a quick recovery Brenda by getting plenty of rest and fluids. When I got it I had everything but the sore throat and I had two dogs to take care of! I was never so sick in all my life and almost died from it! I got it from my daughter and it was the worst I ever felt! You’re in my thoughts and prayers Brenda!

  16. Oh no. I was also wondering if one of the neighbors you had seen had come down with it. Please just rest and take it easy.

    1. Sorry you have Covid. Please take care. Know I enjoy very much your writings. Love your little cat. May Jesus heal you and keep you and your cat safe. Hugsssssssssssssssss.

  17. Hope you feel better soon! A lot of doctors will not recommend paxlovid if a person has other health issues.

  18. So sorry you have Covid, Brenda. It’s definitely no fun. Time, fluids and sleep seem to help the most. Will be thinking of you and wishing you a quick recovery.

  19. I’m so sorry you’re ill. Take care and let your body heal. Sending healing thoughts!

  20. Sorry to hear you have Covid. I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.

  21. I hope you feel better soon. I caught COVID in December (kids brought home from school) despite getting my COVID booster. I am immunocompromised, Paxlovid saved me from serious illness or worse. Drink plenty of fluids and rest.

  22. There are flu vaccine shots and covid vaccines offered free and/or paid for by insurance…. Be sure to get these vaccines when you are over this bout! They do help prevent serious illness.

  23. Brenda, I’m so sorry to hear you have Covid. there is a new nasty strain out there. Are any of your neighbors ill? Sending you healing thoughts…..

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