The Covid-19 To-Do List
I contracted Covid-19. I don’t know how. I had both vaccines and the booster. I wore a mask in populated areas like the grocery store. I don’t know where or how I came to get infected, but I did. I wrote about that journey last week. If you missed it, CLICK HERE.
This week I am sharing what I’ve learned about dealing with the virus.
5 Things to do Before You Get Covid-19
1. Order your free Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Self Test. (You do not want to have your son-in-law scramble to bring one to your front door early on a Sunday morning.)
2. Purchase Nyquil or a similar cold and flu medicine. Trust me.
3. Make sure you have plenty of Chicken Noodle Soup.
4. Stock up on chocolate pudding cups.
5. Buy a big bottle of Dr. Teal’s Foaming Eucalyptus & Spearmint Bubble Bath.
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6 Things to Do Once You Test Positive for the Virus
1. Stay home. Quarantine. The new CDC guidelines say to quarantine for five days and wear a mask for an additional five days. I chose to quarantine the full ten days.
2. Call those people you were in contact with the previous forty-eight hours. They have a right to know you may have been contagious.
3. Take the cold and flu medicine according to the
directions to address your cough and other symptoms so you can sleep at night. You need the rest.
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4. Eat plenty of chicken noodle soup. There are actual studies out there confirming the healing power of chicken noodle soup. (In fact, after this experience I’m thinking about investing in Campbell’s. Just saying.)
5. Indulge in chocolate pudding. There is no actual study to confirm this, but I am a huge advocate for the healing power of chocolate pudding.
6. Indulge in a nice steamy eucalyptus bubble bath. It soothes achy muscles and helps you breathe better. Note: If you live alone, take care getting in and out of the tub and have your phone nearby.
What to Do Once You Recover
I actually don’t know what that list will have on it yet, but I’m sure it involves a lot of praising God and chocolate pudding. Stay tuned.