Let’s Not Minimize the Threats of Other Viruses Going Around
There are a few viruses going around that are equally as serious and life-threatening as Coronavirus and are presenting like the novel virus. Norovirus is making its rounds and a few others. I may have had Norovoirus, but it presented like Coronavirus can, and has. New studies have been showing that severe diarrhea and vomiting can be the earliest signs of Coronavirus . I’ve had my close-calls and exposures to it.
My numbers and white/red blood cell counts were either too low or through the roof. For at least two weeks, I was convinced this other mysterious virus I had was going to claim my life.
Each night became a repeat of not even being able to lie in bed and on the floor in the bathroom with a not so glamorous view of the toilet. I had so much nausea, stomach pains, severe tightness in my chest, a constant cough and congested nose and lungs. While lying in a heap like a pile of stinky laundry (sorry, how I felt), I became aware that Coronavirus is a different kind of virus.
If I had caught it, as someone with other underlying health conditions, a vaccine might not help me. Individuals with compromised immune systems and autoimmune diseases are at higher risk for having adverse effects to a vaccination for a virus such as Coronavirus . We NEED to be addressing that. We NEED to stop minimizing other viruses going around other than Coronavirus . Whatever virus I had caused low blood pressure, temperatures as low as 95.9, and I began noticing my kidneys struggling. I was drinking loads of water, as much as I could have and wasn’t urinating enough. My risk was septic shock—a process in which vital organs fail or shut down.
That is what I was facing, along with severely crippling aches and pain all over my body from head to my big toes. And, I am on this quarantine boat alone. Consequently, I’ve had to and am still monitoring my symptoms closely. They’ve resolved for a few days here but yesterday and today some ugly symptoms have returned. It’s been up and down and am eating light but balanced—easy to digest foods. People need to understand, everybody, that a lot of contagious diseases are spreading.
Many will die from Coronavirus but other viruses also going around. We’ve got to be more supportive and educate ourselves and stop minimizing other illnesses that are kicking individuals like me to the ground.
There was at least a week and a half when I didn’t think I was going to make it, or my immune system wasn’t going to fight this at it had all just about been flushed down the pipes. I’m utterly exhausted, physically and emotionally drained. I understand a long road is ahead and I’ve been in quarantine almost a month.
Let’s just be supportive and recognize that Coronavirus , the Coronavirus , isn’t our only global threat. The testing and diagnosing of this disease are very complex and involved. Let’s not prolong this already long road of quarantining. I miss life. I miss my work. I miss family, friends, and friends who are like family. I’ve been as in generally good spirits as I can be, but it’s getting harder. Stay safe, everyone. Take your healthy supplements, probiotic and do enriching activities for the body and mind.
We’ve got this Coronavirus pandemic!