Friday 12 August 2022

This week my Word of the Week is: Positive! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


For well over 2 years we managed to avoid Covid but it finally caught up with us. I am so glad the kids were good at bringing tests home from school and college when they were free because we have needed them!

On Saturday Stu rang me from work telling me he wasn't feeling great, he felt achy and tired. He thought he was just run down but over the afternoon he got a headache and felt like he could sleep for a week. As soon as he walked through the door I gave him a test to do and backed away. The two lines came up within seconds, so there we have it, he had Covid. He did do another just to be sure and it came up with the same results. 

I sent Becky upstairs to get what she needed out of her bedroom because that was where Stu would be quarantining. I changed mine and Stu's bed because Becky would be in with me until Stu was negative or 5 days had passed or so we thought.

Thankfully by Monday Stu was feeling much better so much so that he went outside and sat in the garden and had a potter about in the garage but even that tired him out. The only symptoms he had was aching, a bit of a cough and a headache which only lasted a day or so, the tiredness is still lasting.

Stu did well quarantining and I thought I did well cleaning but I started to feel unwell when I went to bed on Monday night with a stuffy nose and scratchy throat, I did a test on Tuesday morning and it was positive. As soon as Becky got in from work I made her do a test and she came up positive but had no symptoms. Ellie did a test but she was negative but did say she had a sore throat until later that afternoon when she tested positive. It was a good thing, at least she didn't have to isolate from the rest of us, we could all be poorly together.

Becky is not one of those lucky people who have Covid and show no symptoms like we initially thought. She started to feel unwell by Tuesday afternoon and so far has had it a little worse than Ellie and me. She had the headache and tiredness like Stu but to be honest we haven't been that ill. It has been like nothing we expected, more like a summer cold. We have mostly had snotty noses, sneezing, a little more tired than usual and a bit of a cough. I think we have got off so lightly. I would go as far to say if it wasn't for this heatwave I could have carried on as normal. 

In all the negatives of the week we have found positives. We could all isolate together in the end, Stu only needed a couple of days off work, at least it happened during the summer holidays so Ellie has missed no school and it happened on a month where Becky had plenty of shifts so won't miss the money she is losing for her days off. It's not all bad.

How has your week been?

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  1. Oh no I'm sorry to hear that it has caught up with you :( I'm glad that you've got it lightly and like you say in some ways it's positive to all get it together, at least you know that you've all had it and you should be safe for a little while now!

  2. I'm glad you had a light case of COVID - so did I last year when I felt bad. Still don't go back to normal too fast - that exhaustion can hang on.

  3. Wow! Well, you've all had it now so hopefully the after effects will be mild. Take it easy, especially in this heat.

  4. Sorry to hear that you have all had Covid this week although I'm glad that it seems to have been fairly mild for you all. Hope you are all better soon x #WotW

  5. I hope you are all feeling better now, you're right, having it together makes it a bit easier. I don't know how 3 out of the 7 of us escaped when Covid hit our house. xx

  6. Love your positivity, Kim! And I'm glad you've all had just a light case and are doing well.