Merilin also now has a fever along with a cough. All symptoms of corona virus and she was in a bad way. And along with the fact that she had been around the boys all week we made the call that they would most definitely have both been exposed to it already, and there really was no point for me to be self-isolating in the bedroom anymore. The Blackonians needed a hero to save the day and it was up to me to answer the call...
Self Isolation Day 5 Vlog - Tommy and Merilin both now have Corona Virus Symptoms and how has our daily life changed since then.
After what I would describe as a painful day yesterday I was grateful to wake up this morning with a lower temperature and a little more strength. My temperature was down to at a very respectable 38.5⁰ which at this moment in time I'll take. Although, every inch of me (including my eyeballs) still hurt!
Probably the most difficult day yet. I didn't really sleep due to my temperature being just over 39° and the cough going to work on me. So in all honestness I woke up feeling pretty miserable. My breathing today was really restricted and for the 1st time I actually wondered if I may eventually need to go into hospital. I know that Merilin was concerned too, as she didn't stop asking me about it...
I woke up today and my temperature had come down to 37.2°. YES! I am BEATING this thing! I have hope that this will all be over soon. In fact I even had the energy to have a shower while my wife changed the sheets on my bed. Inspired by something she had seen online she opted for a Christmas duvet to bring "joy" to this gloomy situation that we find ourselves in... Thanks babe. Really is working. In fact, if the NHS just changed the bed linen from sterile while to Christmas jingles I feel this whole pandemic will be over very quickly!
I was raised by women and growing up as a teen and young adult, most of my friends were female. And I always remember hearing the "when a man has a cold... etc" joke. Even today when you look on social media it is the norm to man bash a bloke for getting sick. Like its something that we should feel ashamed of. Don't get me wrong! I work with a pretty diverse team and I agree that sometimes the fellas can be a little quick to deem themselves unfit for work...
Man down! Man down!
On Friday 20th March 2020 I woke up with a dry cough, high temperature, aching body and the fear and realisation that the dreaded Corona Virus had made it's long awaited arrival into the Blackonian territory. (For those of you who have NO idea what a Blackonian is I'll explain. I am a "Black" man. My wife is an "Estonian" and together we are the "Blackonians". Simple. Anyways, I digress..) Even in the midst of denial "I'm ok" I told my wife, I knew that something was not quite right...