Oh, I'm happy you're down in weight again, but so sorry to hear you have COVID. Did you know that you can order free COVID tests? The government was allowing each household to have so many tests, then they opened it up again and let everyone have more. We've gotten 8 of them. In the first round there were 2 boxes, each with 2 tests and same for the second round. You might want to check into it so you have some in case you get it again.
You're right that you can have COVID without a fever, though that is what they were going by for so long - everywhere we went, we had to get temp taken.
Anyway, I hope you're feeling okay. Hopefully, your case is going to stay mild since you've had your shots and booster I hope your son's case is also mild, even though he hasn't been boosted.
I'm so thankful we've both been lucky enough to avoid the virus so far. We've both had our shots and boosters, so if we do get it, it's possible for it to go unnoticed.
The 4 pounds I'd lost last week and thought was fluid fluctuation must not have been because I'm down another couple of pounds from that, even. Yay!! Of course, like you, I haven't had much time to sit around. I think that exercise really does make a difference!!
Oh, gee, I weighed yesterday morning but forgot to write in! We spent a lot of time at the new house yesterday painting, and I just didn't get online.
This is one of those good-news, bad-news reports. The good news is that I'm down in weight again, another pound and a half. It feels real, because I've been more careful about food and we've been so busy that there just hasn't been any sitting around.
The bad news is that I woke up on Saturday with a strange headache (like I had a football helmet on that was too tight all over) and a sore throat. I finally decided it had to be a spring cold (the first one I've had in two years thanks to masking, in fact). But then Specialmom told me that even though I have no fever, it could still be Covid. (I had taken the absence of a fever as proof it wasn't.) I looked up Omicron, and articles are saying it can present mostly as upper respiratory, not lungs, and very often with a sore throat. We had two home tests in our medicine cupboard, so I took one. Darned if it didn't come up positive.
My son had a persistent sore throat a couple of weeks ago that he complained about at the time, said it just wouldn't go away. He had no other symptoms, and no fever, and sore throats just weren't on our radar for Covid then, so we didn't test him then. Tested him now, he's negative. My husband will test later today when we can pick up some more tests. (I assume he's got what I've got; he's been sneezing.) The symptoms are mild, and we're both vaccinated and boosted (my son has been vaccinated but not yet boosted). So this is not worrisome the way it would have been two years ago! Still, I'm disappointed. We've been masking all throughout, including at the grocery store, and were beginning to think we'd make it through the pandemic without getting the virus. On the other hand, if it stays a mild case (and I don't see why it wouldn't), apparently getting Omicron can act like a booster.
I paid for more tests online and set them up for window pick-up at our local Walgreen's, thinking my husband could get them after driving our son to school But he can't, because -- it's snowing! There are at least three inches on the ground. This is the first time Portland has seen measurable snow in April in 80 years at least. If our son were younger, he and his dad would most certainly go out and sled, but now he's sleeping the gratified sleep of a hjgh schooler who stayed up late over homework. (And also taking a Covid test at one a.m. Mom's comes up positive, you test.) The school sent a notice saying there would be morning closure, but followed up just now with the notice that school is out for the whole day. It's a gift.
Have a great week!