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First Time Positive COVID

After managing to stave it off for more than three-and-a-half-years, I finally succumbed; no longer a COVID virgin, my first time positive COVID test!

My First Positive COVID Test (2023.12.16)

Both of my daughters have had COVID twice while at home and by implementing a strict quarantine regime, no one in the household got sick while they were infectious. Until the other red line disappears, the patient remains in solitary. Food and drink are brought to the patient's bedroom door. Everything that's collected is fully disinfected. Well, this time around it's my turn. 🙁

Most of my days are spent working in my own company with social exposure being minimal. On the other hand, it only takes one, as they say and a trip to the shops to get some coffee or whatever, is all it takes.

This morning I got up at 03:15 and although a little dizzy and light-headed, my nose has stopped running, my fever has subsided and my frigin' sore throat which was oh so painful, has gone. I still have a slight cough so I'm not going to do anything stupid like go down the pub!

My flavour sensitivity is still very much subdued so I'm going to stay in bed another day, probably test tomorrow and I'm definitely going to wear PPE when I can go out. I don't want to be responsible for anyone else getting this, especially just before Christmas.

My first time positive COVID hasn't been as bad as I thought it was going to be. I did have a booster vaccination about six weeks ago. Perhaps that helped to reduce the severity of the symptoms. What was weird, was that unlike flu or colds (which I can catch quite easily) this didn't seem to have any warning. When I get a cold, I tend to be a bit wheezy a few days before it breaks. Sometimes I'll be a little ackey, too. This time, I woke up with a sore throat, no warning and within a few hours, BANG... and I was in bed.

Hey, while I'm down with this, my Internet door remains open so please don't hesitate to contact me. It might take me a little while to get back so please be patient.

UPDATE - 21st December 2023

COVID 2023 clear

Yesterday I tested negative. After stripping my bed and putting linen and all my clothes that I'd worn into black bin liners ready to go into the wash, I opened the windows in my room while I had a shower. After that, I completely disinfected the bathroom. Paranoid? Hey, Christmas is a couple of days away.

Just before I went down, I bought a Simmons SDS7 which also turned up yesterday so I was well excited. All the way from the US, I wanted to get the 240V conversion done as soon as possible. 🙂

Simmons SDS7 arrived just as I came out of COVID
The Simmons SDS7 was my first electronic drum kit and next to SDX, it's my favourite Simmons drum system.

While I was off, I had loads of orders come in and many repair enquiries. Once my temperature and sore throat had gone and I could focus, with nothing else to do in my quarantine, I seriously managed to stay on top of customer emails.

Today I might go out later and start my Christmas shopping, fully masked up, of course. But then again.... SDS7 calls.... Play me!