I went viral this weekend. Not in the oft-sought-after Twitter sense, but in the not-feeling-very-well sense. Given the current climate, I thought I might be coming down with Covid-19. Thankfully, I’m feeling better now. But the diarist in me had to record the experience, despite how bad I felt. Here’s the result:
Woke up feeling ok then
Tried to dye my hair and
Felt the skin on my scalp crawl
Scarcely able to get out of bed at all
Woke up in a pool of sweat
Thinking the fever broken
Staggered downstairs to wash some clothes
Then had to retreat to bed again
A truncal red rash signalling
A microscopic fight within
Woke up feeling better this time
Showered and tried to get on with life
Felt my legs turn to jelly beneath me
Back to my bed to hide under my duvet
Be careful what you wish for:
Going viral isn’t always a good thing!
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Perhaps this is a timely reminder that although the situation seems to be getting better overall, we still need to take precautions in order to protect ourselves and those around us. I hate to use a cliche but ‘stay safe’ everyone!