Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Recovering from 'Rona

Hey ya'll. Sorry if I've dropped off the face of the planet for the last week on social media/blogs, but I had a good excuse. Tuesday afternoon I got incredibly sick, and Wednesday I tested positive for coronavirus (or covid-19, or sars-cov-2, or whatever you want to call it). I got it from DH (thanks honey), who tested positive the day before me after getting sick over the weekend with what his doctor initially thought was a tick-borne illness. We were both incredibly lucky in that while our symptoms were bad, they were (relatively) short-lived, and that our jobs have emergency sick leave for this situation. It also helped a bit that we got sick in a staggered fashion, so I still felt fine when he was at his sickest point, and by the time I was at my sickest point he was already on the mend. Because, of course, the animals on our farm don't understand covid and still expect to be fed in a timely fashion ;) 

We did manage to finish putting up the winter's hay before both getting sick, so that was a small win. 106 bales of delicious alf for Jack (and Trigger), 400+ bales of grass hay for everyone else, and round bales are being dropped off regularly from the neighbor's now that we have a tractor to move and stack them. 
Last year's leftover round bales for the goats in the foreground, nice new net-wrapped bales for the horses in the back (substantially bigger this year!)

DH is off quarantine today, and I'll be off by this weekend. I was already set up to telework, since I've been doing that since March, so I just tried to keep up with work as my symptoms allowed, but also knowing when I couldn't do it anymore and needed to crawl back into bed. Most of last week was pretty bad, with me not doing much beyond working and sleeping, but by the beginning of this week I was starting to feel a little more human again. Aside from a lingering inability to taste anything (which is getting REALLY OLD), and the fact that I tire far more easily than I used to, I seem to be relatively on the path to recovery. I overdid it a little yesterday, but still managed to scrape up the energy for a hack out after I finished working -- even though I had to take a breather to recover after tacking up, that's how easily I tire right now :(

The best bay mare TM

She was super excited to be out, and I was super excited to use our new Pearlescent Pony browband haha

We walked around the arena for a while and then she dragged me to the gate repeatedly

So we hacked out and checked out the new sights -- DH has been working on getting our winter supply of firewood replenished (this pile is waiting to run through the log splitter).

He was moving some round bales as we finished up so we had to go check out the tractor, Ruby got cookies for marching up and touching the scary thing with her nose. 

It's starting to look and feel a lot more like fall. 

I'll admit to being more than a little annoyed any time I opened up social media last week to see people acting like we aren't still smack in the midst of a global pandemic, especially knowing how hard DH and I tried to avoid getting sick and all the precautions we have and will continue to take... But I guess that's life right? At any rate, hopefully we are through with the first bout, our precautions hopefully prevented anyone around us from catching it from us, and at least we should have some immunity against reinfection for at least a few months. 

18 comments:

  1. Oh, no, I'm so sorry! So glad you are both on the mend, and I hope your lingering symptoms resolve quickly.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I'm just so annoyed that it happened in like the nicest two weeks of weather we've had in ages 😂 what an inconvenient time to be sick! Haha

      Delete
  2. OH NO! I'm so sorry!!! I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. That's very scary!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely less than ideal. I knew it was inevitable, with his job, but really this was about as good of timing as we could have asked for... So I'm glad we got it out of the way and hopefully we don't catch it again in the future!

      Delete
  3. So glad you're feeling better!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! I know we were very lucky with how mild our cases were.

      Delete
  4. Glad you are both feeling better and didn't have any other complications!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wasn't really worried about me, but he has asthma and hypertension, and he's been struggling with the asthma a lot this year ☹️ but he was our cutting firewood all day today so presumably he's back to his normal self 😂

      Delete
  5. How awful! I’m glad you’re feeling better.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Woof - I'm glad that y'all are both recovering. I'm hopeful the symptoms don't linger and that you guys are back to your old selves in no time

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I can actually sort of taste my coffee this morning, so that's something! :)

      Delete
  7. So scary! Glad you both seem to be on the mend. Take it easy as much as you can, and I hope you'll be back to 100% soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Neither of us are good at the whole "taking it easy" thing haha. The last time the doctor's office called to check up on us he was splitting firewood and I was cleaning stalls lol.

      Delete
  8. Glad you're feeling better and that it wasn't too bad. Hopefully you'll be back to 100% soon!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Glad you both are doing much better! Hopefully you can enjoy the sunshine a bit more this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think we're actually slated to get some rain this weekend, but it's been pretty sunny this week and we've definitely had a chance to just sit outside and soak it up while we're resting and recovering! (well, at least I am, my husband is off splitting wood and repairing the tractor and god knows what else, he's bad at sitting still lol).

      Delete