It’s been over a week since I got COVID and I thought today would be a good day.
Both my husband and I commented this morning that we were feeling better. He’s attempting to work and I got up feeling well rested. I even felt hungry which is a first. I’ve been having trouble eating.
But then I took my final Paxlovid dose and things went from good to worse. First, I can’t stand the metallic taste and was thankful this was the last dose. I was feeling weak and tired, so I decided to take a hot shower and change into a fresh pair of pajamas and go back to bed.
That was my goal for the day. Then I began vomiting the nasty Paxlovid and I had to sit up or I’d get sick lying down. I coughed mouthfuls of phlegm. I felt like I couldn’t swallow because there was a lump in my throat that I can’t stand.
All I wanted was to get snuggled in bed next to kitty Olive and feel better. But I coughed and spluttered all over the duvet and I had another load in the washer.
Many people had Covid and it wasn’t a big deal. I guess in the big scheme of things it isn’t for me either.
I know people who took Paxlovid and didn’t have my reaction. I know a few who did, but more who didn’t.
I don’t remember feeling so awful in years, but as Scarlett O’Hara would say “Tomorrow is another day!”
If you took Paxlovid or know somebody that did, what was the experience like?