So I left work on the evening of the 8th, and I really didn’t feel like myself. The next day I felt full-blown sick, and when I checked my temperature it was 101.0. I knew I was sick, but the question was, was it COVID-19, or was it a normal winter flu?
I tested myself, and I tested positive for COVID-19 on the 9th, and I’ve been in quarantine since. I was a little shocked because I haven’t been sick in long time, and this is the first time I tested positive for COVID.
At this point today I feel much better. It’s been about 12 days and my fever was gone days ago. Every day I feel a little better.
I did however, lose my taste and sense of smell. I just read today that people who lose their sense of taste and smell because of COVID-19 usually have to wait for it to return. It takes time.
They said Hot Tamales and Sour Patch Kids help retrain your taste buds and bring flavor back. Citrus fruits are said to help as well. I’ve been drinking as much water as I can, I’m trying for a gallon-a-day, but that’s not happening. I’m also taking vitamins; I take a multi-vitamin, D3, Magnesium, Saw Palmetto, Milk Thistle, and B12.
Work gave me a return date on the 20th, that’s tomorrow, but I still haven’t produced a negative test yet. Tomorrow I’ll retest-its been four days.
Alright everyone, stay safe and stay healthy!