I have a covid story to tell.
This was a frightening experience for me, and I’m emotional as I type this out.
In the first part of this blog post, I’m going to share my experience with having covid-19, and how I caught it. This will be much longer than my usual.
In the second portion of this post, I’m going to do something I don’t normally do. I’m going to move into an emotional and controversial political topic. I will warn readers when the subject is about to change so you can skip that part if you wish.
Keep in mind, as I share my symptoms, I realize that it’s different for each individual. But for me, it didn’t feel like any cold or flu I’ve ever experienced.
Here is how it started. On a Tuesday in January, I had a tickle in my throat. At night I woke up coughing. Wednesday, I wasn’t coughing but woke up with a sore throat. On the next day, Thursday, no coughing, no sore throat, but I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open. On Thursday afternoon I went to get tested. Twenty-four hours later, on Friday afternoon, I got the news that I was positive for Covid-19. So, symptoms started on a Tuesday, diagnosed by Friday.
For the first week it was pretty easy to get through. I just couldn’t do much of anything but sleep. On the sixth day everything went downhill. I felt like someone stuffed cotton in my lungs and my sinuses. In addition, my chest burned on the inside all the way out to my skin. It was painful. I’d describe it as feeling like a chemical burn.
I had only coughed on that first night of the onset, before I got tested. Never coughed again. Never sneezed. Never lost my sense of taste. Never had a fever. There was no blowing of my nose.
I had a headache and there was a lot of clearing of my throat, which did emit some clear fluid. But otherwise, no mucus. All of my airway membranes were inflamed/swollen. I felt like I was being smothered.
Doctors do not prescribe anything for the virus where I live. Nor do they see covid patients in their offices. Not to mention, I don’t even have a primary care doctor.
I feared going to the ER because I would be isolated and alone, unable to see my husband. But, I knew I needed to do something, because I thought I might suffocate to death.
I’m going to be brief about what I did next. I’ll just tell you that I found a doctor online to prescribe the cure. And yes, there is a cure, but it needs to be taken at early onset. I don’t know how I would’ve survived had I not gotten that prescription. I would’ve had to go to the hospital, and I don’t know if they would’ve prescribed me the correct medication.
Where did I pick up the virus, you might ask? I know exactly where I caught it.
For fear of catching the virus, I hadn’t been to the chiropractor since the original lockdown early last year. Right after Christmas my chronic pain became intolerable. I was having difficulty simply moving. I finally broke down and made an appointment.
I hadn’t been out of the house in months and hadn’t been near any family except my husband in three weeks. My first symptoms showed up five days after that chiropractor visit.
As of right now, I am about 70% better, but I’m still experiencing lingering symptoms. I woke up the last few days with a rash on my wrists and hands. It’s like a chemical burn on my skin. Turns out, this is a symptom in 20% of covid patients.
The breathing is better, but I have very little energy. I can’t do much of anything without needing to rest.
In case you’re wondering, my husband has NOT caught the virus as of this posting.
This never felt like any cold or flu I’ve ever experienced. In fact, it didn’t feel like a virus at all. It felt like a chemical attack. My body seemed like it was reacting to poison that was thrown into my face and I breathed into my airways.
Since I’m still dealing with some symptoms, my emotions run from anxiety, to depression, to anger. But of those three, most of all . . .
Warning: My emotions are getting the best of me at the moment, and I will not sound like my usual self in the following portion of this post. I am now switching to the controversial, political topic, so you may want to skip this next part.
There is NO scientific evidence that masks protect you or anyone you come in contact with. How do I know this? You can click on the links I’ve provided in this paragraph and see that there is actually scientific evidence they do NOT work.
In addition, the directions on the medical masks box says they don’t protect us (see photo). 👉
Also, I can think logically to understand that millions have gotten sick despite everyone wearing masks. Including myself.
Being bombarded with false narratives from everywhere, we begin to question ourselves. Tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth. People start to distrust their own thinking process and disregard common sense.
Here’s logical, common sense thinking – When I went to the chiropractor, I was not allowed in until they took my temperature. I wore a mask and everyone there wore a mask. The doctor himself wore TWO masks. Not only that, but I told him I would not use any of his equipment unless I WATCHED HIM wipe it down beforehand.
Two of my friends contracted the virus at Thanksgiving. They only left the house to go shopping and wore masks when they went.
And this is not because some people won’t wear masks. This whole time during the virus, I’ve never seen people without masks when indoors.
In September 2020, I went to an outdoor festival where there was food and music. My husband went with me, along with my two friends mentioned above. No one at the festival wore masks. Near the stage by the music we were crowded in tight.
None of the four of us at that festival caught it back in September. Why did three of us catch it when around all people with masks, including ourselves, and not when in a tight crowd where no one wore masks?
These are simple, logical questions we should be allowed to address.
When this all started, the so-called experts were telling us NOT to wear masks. Why did they change their minds?
You’re being lied to. If you think you’re being considerate by wearing a mask because the media “experts” told you it’s the right thing to do, sadly, you’ve been bamboozled (see pictures in this post).
Everything I’ve said up to now is a fact. Now here is my opinion. I am convinced that masks are spreading the virus. I can’t tell you how often I’ve seen people touching their masks because they slip down. In some cases, every few seconds. I’m a big observer of body language and notice it all the time. Because of that, I try to be mindful and not touch my mask.
Masks are germ infested cloths stuck to our noses.
I’m angry that people are being SHAMED and ostracized for saying what I’ve said here about masks.
I’m angry that I and others have suffered from the virus despite being FORCED to wear masks against our will.
I’m angry that all across the globe people are being forced to wears masks and still millions have caught the virus. Anyone can think this through and see that if people are still catching this virus when we’re all wearing masks – they DO NOT WORK.Would I have caught it anyway had I gone to the chiropractor without a mask? Well, we’ll never know. The point is, whether I caught it with or without a mask, wearing one is irrelevant. Masks are a false sense of control. To use a play on words, it masks our fear of catching it. Masks don’t control the virus even a tiny, tiny bit. No one should be forced to wear them under the threat of being shamed, lose their job, lose their business, and even put in jail.They ☝ know it’s a crock when they threaten citizens with jail and don’t do it themselves.
These emotions are why I’ve refrained from the blogging world for some time. When my emotions settle, I hope to rejoin the blogging world and get back to the usual, more optimistic theme of this blog.