THE TIDE RECEDES
Thankfully , the fever receded on Day 7 .
And the feeling you get is akin to the sight you behold of a receding High tide. It leaves behind a lot of pebbles, driftwood and debris, right ?
That’s exactly what the fever in the Covid journey does. When it moves on , it leaves behind a frail body and a tired mind.
So I spent my days in regaining my physical and mental strength.
Drink a lot of fluids . Drink whatever appeals to your palette but avoid refrigerated drinks. I drank a lot of fresh orange juice, glasses of Rhu Afza and plain water as well. That really helps.
Try to go back to practising your breathing exercises.
Keep a regular check on O2 levels and the body temperature.
Light reading is just fine. Make sure you read under a good light. And read something that lifts you up. The book I started to read was “Gay neck – the story of a pigeon carrier” by Dhan Gopal Mukerjee. The story of a 15 year old boy who grows up to be a wildlife expert.
I avoided reading about the gory details of Covid aftermath and stuck to positive reading.
I read this interesting med talk forwarded by a friend and found it very useful , https://youtu.be/z5aiZ8Kq2jk
After 9 days , the virus will in all probability leave your body but will leave symptoms behind . Symptoms like loss of taste , cold and cough, difficulty in breathing , ulcers , asthma, dry cough , constipation like symptoms. So we need to treat it like post viral inflammatory response . For this we don’t need the services of a Covid Hospital , we can get treated at a regular hospital .
The virus is non transmissible after 9 days . We have to deal with the damage now .
Honestly speaking , I was very relieved after reading this. “Where does the virus go”, “ Does it mutate further “ – are questions which I have left for laters. Right now , I am relieved that it is on its way out . Go , went , gone !
Keep the windows open for good circulation and isolation from others is a must.
Rest and follow what your body says.
I felt extremely fatigued and tired from Day 7 onwards.
I completed my dose of antibiotics and I need to go back to the doctor for video consultation after the second round of testing.
The Covid Test stands scheduled for Day 15
And I have my fingers crossed .
Not just for me but for all those who are suffering.
What Helped : Lots of fluids , home cooked food , eating on time , rest it out.
Stay positive . Look out for the silver lining. Be a support to those who you know are still in the grip of Covid.
Stay isolated till advised otherwise by the doctor.
Covid is everywhere. But so is God.