My experience with COVID…
My daughter and I both are in the medical profession. She actually works at a Covid testing facility. A few weeks ago she called me upset, as she had tested positive for C19. Our family subsequently got tested because of our possible exposure. Her husband, one child, her dad, and myself tested positive. Shocked because we had been so careful to wear masks, distance, and practically own stock in the hand sanitizer company. But, you don’t really think about it until you seriously think about it. Even though we took precautions how many times did we touch the handles to open the freezer section at the grocery store. How many door knobs did we touch and not use sanitizer. How many times did we go through a drive thru or hand our debit card to someone who touched it and then we touched it when it was handed back. How many times did we leave a store after touching handles and punching in our PIN on the same device everyone else has touched. Then dig for our keys, open the car door, and only then put on hand sanitizer. And hopefully, we did not touch our face anywhere along the way. Clearly, you can see where I am going with this. It is not just about masks and distance. We have to be aware of how germs are transmitted. We have to pay attention to what we touch and use sanitizer or wash our hands before we touch our face.
Our family was touched by this virus and thankfully recovered. So many have not and I really feel for them from a first hand perspective. We each had mild to moderate symptoms. However, my husband is the one who developed Covid pneumonia with fevers 102 degrees and higher. He was hospitalized for 8 days. It took 15 liters of oxygen to keep his body’s oxygen level normal. I can’t even describe how frightening it was when they talked about the possibility of being put on a ventolator. I could not keep the worst case scenarios out of my head. Cry awhile and pray awhile. Tried to stay busy in my quarantine and just waited. Praying he would breathe better on his own and require less oxygen.
My husband could have no visitors only phone calls. The doctor called daily with progress reports and he did get better without the need for a vent. Home now but still weak and gets short of breath with exertion. I credit his recovery to God, the power of prayer, and the healthcare heroes.
I shared our story in order to say this:
Please take precautions to keep you and your family safe. Stay home if you can. Masks, social distance and hand sanitizer. Be aware of what you touch. and take the vaccine.
TAKE THE VACCINE. This is NOT new science. We have known how to make vaccines for decades and we probably have a 50–100 already in existence. Polio, smallpox, diptheria, pertussis, mumps, measles, rabies, parvo, HPV, hepatitis, shingles, chicken pox, flu, meningitis, pneumonia, tetanus, typhoid, and many more. We have had the vaccine recipe for years and have used it over and over again to create new ones. Which is what made it easier to fast track the Covid vaccine. It was pretty much just a matter of tweaking and fine tuning to make the vaccine effective against Covid. There was no starting from scratch. The only drawback is that we do not have time to wait for long term effects. (What long term effects have come from all the other vaccines? Research it. They are safe) Hundreds of thousands have died already. If we wait long term it will be millions. The most brilliant scientists and physicians in the world have developed this vaccine. We have to trust the science. The benefits outweigh the risks. Doctors I work for and trust have recommended it. I want my life back to normal as possible. I want an end to this pandemic. When my turn comes for the vaccine I am first in line!