Stuck in isolation- what I did with Covid-19

September 28, 2020

Covid 19 is a bummer.

Now before you get upset, I know. This is the biggest understatement anyone has ever made. But if you were to ask the average teenager what they thought about the disease that has killed around one million, that’s probably the response they’d give you.

You see, unless you’ve really had Covid, you can’t really understand how it makes you feel.

I was one of the lucky ones. 

Well, I got one of the most deadly diseases in modern history, so not really lucky. But still, lucky enough to not have any serious symptoms.

So how was Covid for me? Well, my story is a little different from what we hear so much about in the news.

For starters, it makes you REALLY tired. I’m talking not-being-able-to-focus-on-the-TV-screen-for-more-than-thirty-seconds tired. I’m talking not-being-able-to-eat-the-third-pack-of-saltines tired (thanks anyways, Mom). When I say tired, I mean TIRED. 

Covid makes you hot. I was hot constantly, boiling in my room where I quarantined for 2 weeks. 

Covid makes you cold. I wore three jackets and had two blankets sitting in a chair for 12 hours a day.

Did I mention Covid makes you sleepy?

But Covid didn’t make me cough. It didn’t make me sneeze. Didn’t give me a chart-breaking fever of 115.98. It really didn’t give me anything but average discomfort, nothing worse than you would get from stepping outside on a really hot or cold day.

Does that mean that Covid isn’t a problem? No. I’m just letting you know that it wasn’t a problem for me personally. 

You’re probably wondering– “What did you do in your room all day for 2 weeks?” 

I was fortunate enough to have a good group of friends who coincidentally also caught Covid (and gave it to me). 

I don’t remember much about my drowsy condition, but what I do remember is that we watched a lot of Netflix , facetimed quite a bit, and just did anything that we could to distract ourselves from our blank bedroom room that we could draw in microscopic detail from memory. 

So yeah. That was having Coronavirus for me. One major takeaway I got was that watching the same TV show for 12 hours a day everyday gets very boring. 

So I will send you off with this- everytime you hear a cough or sneeze, I recommend having a few TV series recommendations for yourself just in case.

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