On The Mend

Greetings Barbarians! Long days and pleasant nights. It is the first month of 2022, and some mishaps have already happened. The first week went without a hitch. I started my new job as a technical writer at an IT company. Things looked great until I got sick by the second week. 

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And it was not just me who got sick. It is everyone in the house, and that includes my nine-year-old. I woke up on a Monday feeling great. But then, by the evening, I started having terrible chills. The next thing I knew, I was burning up with a fever and had to call in sick to work. 

The worst part is my daughter getting sick the next day. Since I started working again, I spent most of my weekends with my kid. I did not see any problem at that moment because I was feeling fantastic that weekend. 

It spread at such an alarming rate that I started thinking it was anything but the flu. It started with chills and a fever, and in a few days, the runny nose and the cough began. We did not get the luxury of getting tested, but we did the mandatory quarantine. 

As it turns out, everyone is getting sick left and right. It got worse as there was a shortage of essential medications. Luckily, I got my hands on some paracetamol and cough medicine before the drugstores ran out.

The fever lasted for three days, but the runny nose persisted until the end of the week and the cough lasted up to now. Since I am on a work-from-home setup, I was able to work on my second week of isolation. 

Speaking of work, it felt terrible missing one week of work. I just started, and I hated that I had to call in sick on my second week. The last thing I want is to make an impression that I am unreliable at work. 

I love my current work. Despite the schedule, I find it exciting, plus I get to work with wonderful colleagues. On top of that, it pays well, and I am sure you are aware of my financial troubles. So, I need to perform at my best because I badly need this job. 

As of now, I am feeling well and finally out of isolation. I still have a pesky cough that I am medicating. My daughter is also doing well already. She recovered much quicker than I did. I am so thankful that she was out of it in just one week, and we did not have any complications. 

I am doing my best to keep my strength and immunity up right now. It has been difficult to get sick these days. The situation raised plenty of anxiety on my part. And, I am starting to wonder how other countries are managing it. 

Getting sick has been a wake-up call. During this pandemic, you must focus on your health above all else and stay vigilant. Take the necessary steps to stay healthy and avoid getting sick. 

The topic of vaccination is a touchy subject. So, I will not tell you what you should and should not do. But I will ask you to try your best to stay healthy regardless of whether you choose to get vaccinated or not. Isolate yourself when you feel something to prevent it from spreading. 

There is nothing quite as terrible as seeing your kid get sick. There is nothing you can do but to weather it out. I am hopeful we will try not to get sick after this. 

So that is it. That is what I have been up to for the last 2 weeks. I hope you are well and in much better shape than I am. 

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear you nor your family have been well Mr. A, but I’m glad you’re feeling brighter. Be gentle on yourself for a few weeks, sometimes these things take a while to clear.

    We had a scare in my family a few weeks ago too, my mother had a precancerous lump detected. Luckily, her treatment was successful and they think she’ll make a full and clear recovery. I will keep my fingers crossed for all!

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    1. Hi Helen! Yes, thank you! I’m just glad we are out of it.

      I’m so happy to hear your mum’s treatment was a success. It’s always difficult when parents get sick. I wish that she makes a full recovery.

      Cheerio! 😉

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