Thread. On day 6 of COVID, here are some things I’ve learned, in case it may be of use. 1. Have a pulse oximeter on hand to measure your oxygen before you get sick. 2. If you lose your sense of smell, treat it as Covid no matter what your test says (lots of false negatives).
3. How it started: Came home from work so tired I fell asleep at 8 with work clothes on. Dry cough next morning. +. 4. Don’t be fooled if you’re feeling better. I was able to work from zoom on day 2, couldn’t move on day 3, could work on day 4, day 5 was really bad. . . .
5. The course of it is highly unpredictable. My husband was far worse than I on Wednesday. Now that’s flipped. Our doctor says it can turn on a dime, which is why you want that pulse oximeter. 6. You really don’t want to have to go to a hospital right now.
7. There are not really any therapeutic treatments known to change the course of the disease. They’re mainly treating symptoms. However, this week the government approved an antibody for emergency use in the highest-risk patients.…
8. I now know what the word malaise means. (Also paroxysmal coughing). For once in my life, I don’t even want to do any work. At all. 9. Neither my husband nor I want food or water, so it is easy to get dehydrated. Don’t!
10. I was pretty careful, but if I had to do it again, I’d be even more careful, especially knowing one of my sons has it. The course of COVID-19 is so unpredictable. Your fate will be determined more by luck than any miracle of modern medicine at this point.

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