Three days after visiting my dad at the hospital (where he was tested positive for Covid later that evening) I developed flu symptoms.
I diligently tested myself everyday after the visit and the test results were negative.
I had a feeling of tiredness, the way I would usually feel before I got sick. I also developed itchy throat and dry cough.
When walking from DU to DJ to see mum, I felt tired, I don't usually feel that way. When I got back to DU, I went for lunch at Rollti.
Although I was hungry and asked for extra sambal for my Chicken Sambal Meletop, the roti canai wrap did not bring me joy.
In spite of being low energy, I still went for my mall walk but was unable to do my usual rounds. So I went back to the office.
That evening, I made myself a minced beef omelette and heated up a container of Borscht Soup. I was very tired by then. After taking my shower, I was freezing cold.
The next morning I woke up feeling horrible. And I mean really horrible.
I had no energy. I was so severely fatigued that it took a lot of effort the get up from bed. The night before (where I felt ice cold) I got up many times to pee. Gosh, I peed a lot!
I went downstairs and took a test.
Adoi. Finally I got Covid. Tsk!
Well, what to do, just accept and move on. I had coffee and then went upstairs to lie down. This day was the worst because I was so low on energy and so demotivated that I didn't even brush my teeth or take a shower.
Later in the morning, I made myself a minced beef omelette and then air fried two marinated chicken chops. I was so tired that I didn't even have the energy to wash the dishes.
I went back to bed again, hoping to sleep but my brain just wouldn't shut down. Although I had no appetite, I still came downstairs to eat lunch. I could not even finish one chicken leg. So kept the remainder for dinner.
I was also feeling lightheaded which I attributed to losing electrolytes. So I took the remaining sachet of LMNT that I had in my drawer.
In the afternoon I was craving for Milo so I had one sachet with added milk. I could not even watch TV because my head wasn't feeling right. I practically spent the whole day in bed.
That night, I could not sleep properly. My brain just refused to shut down. And my stomach felt very weird. It was truly a miserable day for me.
I woke up with joint and back pain. I was still feeling very tired but there was a slight improvement from the day before. I took a shower and went downstairs to make myself a cup of Milo. I usually take coffee but somehow Milo was what I wanted.
I arranged for some medications to be delivered - Panadol, cough mixture and lozenges. For food, I could not face an all meat diet and I had to eat something else.
Although I had no appetite, I knew I had to eat. Without proper nutrition, I will not recover.
Wantan mee with roasted duck from Twins Signature Roast Duck. My first time eating their wantan mee and yes, it was good.
Then I took the meds, went upstairs and managed to get a few hours of sleep which did me a lot of good. Although I felt better, I was still severely fatigued.
Dinner was Borscht Soup. Shortly after, I developed a very bad sore throat. My throat felt raw and swallowing was painful. Coughing made it worse. The lozenges helped to soothe my throat.
Before bed, I took my meds. Later in the night I had very itchy throat and coughed like mad. So I took another dose of cough mixture.
I woke up early and when I sat up, I saw "stars". So I did not stand up immediately. When I felt better, I went downstairs and made myself a warm cup of Milo.
I still had back pain and did a cold compress. After that I took a shower and felt better. My throat was still sore. Later I made myself a mug of Kopi C.
For lunch I had Mat Rock Ayam Goreng Kunyit. Yes, I needed to eat something exciting to stimulate my tastebuds.
I know that fried foods are not good for sore throat but I don't care. I enjoyed my meal but not as much as I would have had I been well.
Past 1:00pm my throat seemed to have improved. Not so raw and painful anymore. Then I decided I wanted some kefir and yogurt and I placed an order via myAEON2go app for next day delivery.
Last night was my first good night's sleep and I felt clear headed when I opened my eyes. But upon sitting up, I realized I still don't feel normal.
I went downstairs and did a test.
Negative! Well, that was something to be happy about but I was still unwell. Today was the best I ever felt compared to the past three days. The sore throat was almost gone. My energy level was almost back to normal (though my head still felt foggy).
I had coffee with milk and then for some reason I cannot understand, I felt light headed and experienced elevated heartbeat. Later I made myself a Milo and added some salt to my drink. I felt better after that.
Then something else happened to me. I lost my sense of smell.
I also bought a tub of ice cream since they were having promotion and I needed to make up the numbers to qualify for free delivery.
Lunch was nasi kerabu from Azlin's Kitchen. Unfortunately, because I lost my sense of smell, I could only taste salty and sweet. The aroma of the herbs and spices were lost upon me. Bah!
Then I did some light tidying up and watched TV.
Dinner was Borscht Soup which was tasteless. I mean, I could taste salty and tart and not much else. Haiz!
I slept early again after taking my meds. Strangely, I couldn't sleep, I tossed and turned for most of the night. I got up later with a terribly itchy throat. So I took another dose of cough mixture.
After taking another dose of cough mixture last night, I got knocked out until 8:30am this morning. I don't usually wake up so late. But it was good since I managed to sleep after all.
My sense of smell had not returned and I couldn't smell a thing while clearing the litter boxes outside hah..hah...
I managed to do my laundry and relaxed a bit in the afternoon watching TV.
Dinner was Teriyaki Chicken Grain Bowl from La Juceiria Superfoods. After using some offers, I managed to get this for below RM20. Although I couldn't smell the food, I still managed to enjoy my dinner.
I did not take any meds before bed but was forced to take the cough mixture due to coughing late at night.
That's today! I still have no sense of smell. I couldn't smell my coffee. But I still drank it. I am still coughing on and off, no more sore throat but my head still doesn't feel right. I may take another day or two off work and make sure that I fully recover before I get back to regular activities.
Hope you all had a good weekend. I sure did not :(