What to do when you have Covid?
Most importantly, regardless of how ill one feels, things have to carry-on much as usual. Billy needs his three walks each day, we need to eat, and as difficult as it might seem we need to fight-off the boredom of enforced isolation.
Thanks to enlightening daytime TV, we will soon become antiques experts, DIY experts, and experts in the price of country property in Devon and Somerset.
Only when one has time to kill does one really understand the dire state of daytime TV. Luckily I have my crosswords to keep me busy, and I still try to write a bit each day, but these things still creep past my blinkers, and pollute.
My greatest saviour is, of course, Billy. If he spies me doing nothing, he leaps on me, and tries to gnaw my hands whilst growling and attempting to sound vicious. He's never happier than when he has one of my hands between his sharpened teeth. I always let him win!
I'm now almost able to 'think' clearly again. I'm making plenty of mistakes whilst typing, which means more time spent correcting. I'm also very weak and listless, and my taste-buds have gone on strike. Going for short isolated dog-walks can also be very tiring.
We're getting there.
Make sure you get there slowly and steadily.ReplyDelete
Listen to your weak and listless body....no pushing things please...even if it means getting Billy with a dog walker or friend to give him a really long walk every day. X
Glad to hear that you are on the improve.ReplyDelete
Yes, daytime TV is rubbish. Try YouTube instead, loads of interesting stuff on there, you can learn about almost anything or anywhere, learn a new language, a new skill, all sorts.ReplyDelete
I bet that Kimbo and his family have access to services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. They could sign you and Lady Magnon up as free family guests so that you can watch films and other stuff apart from daytime TV.ReplyDelete
Nice to hear that you are on the mend.
We do have all that stuff, but I tend to forget it's there.Delete
Sometimes it is hard to concentrate when not feeling your best so mindless daytime TV is all you can manageReplyDelete
When one is ill as I was recently one tends to not want to do anything but rest in silence. It is often the best way to recover and perhaps read intermittently. TV or radio is the last thing you want.ReplyDelete
Good to hear you are feeling better, it takes time, take care of yourself.ReplyDelete
Since they were pups, your Billy and my Annie Oakley have shared amazing similarities. When I put on my socks in the mornings, Annie pretends to be vicious and grabs me making tremendously frightening sounds. Never a pinch or touch of meanness really, but she has to act out her ancestors' DNA callings I guess. Then we go out and play. I've always prescribed Daytime TV game shows as the best medicine. A day or two or three of that stuff, and you'll feel better and want out sooner! CheersReplyDelete
I am very glad that you are well enough to be bored! Always a good sign!ReplyDelete
What do people without animals do, I wonder.
Glad to hear that things are slowly getting better, but full recovery (so I'm told) does take time.ReplyDelete
Never watch it, but I can imagine daytime TV can make you feel a lot worse and hinder recovery!
The mention of You Tube reminds me - have you ever watched videos on Paint Pouring? It's something I found by accident but have recently tried - it's unbelievably messy. Just Google Paint pouring techniques and take your pick!
Good y'all are in the mendReplyDelete
I hope you walk using a walking stick, tall telescopic hiking style. They can be a small island of comfort when energy is low.
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Nothing much else you can do but rest and enjoy Billy's company. It takes time but you do feel strong againDelete
Cro, I hate it that you both have gotten through the Pandemic for 3 years... and now catch Covid. Just shows that it's still hanging around. But luckily with the vacs and meds, you will be on the mend soon. Do take care.ReplyDelete
Covid is bad and the required isolation is hard there is no getting around that. Billy probably does not understand what has happened to his/your daily routine. Unfortunately, rest, rest and more rest seems to be the answer.ReplyDelete
You'll most likely find that your usual energy levels are slow to return.ReplyDelete
It took us both about six weeks to get anywhere even close to pre Covid levels of 'get up and go', it was more a case of 'it got up and went'!
The tired and listless feeling was the worst thing of all for us, as we're normally very active!
It seems that the only lasting effect of Covid for me is running out of breath more quickly than I used to, hurrying for a bus/train never left me short of breath, but it does now. It's not much, and as soon as I stop dashing I regain my normal breathing pattern, but it can be an inconvenience!
Hope you're both well and truly on the upward slope now! X
Pleased to hear you are improving. I too am back in the land of the living again after my nasty experiemce.ReplyDelete
I never watch daytime TV, my table is positioned so the TV is behind me and I spend more time on the laptop and reading real books, both of which are far better than daytime TV.ReplyDelete