Oh shit… I tried to avoid this virus but I’m getting symptoms. Quarantine time for me :(

I literally haven’t been out much during the last few weeks. I cannot believe that I have started to experience symptoms. They aren’t that severe at the moment but I’m hoping that they don’t get worse. I’ve had a sore throat on and off during the last week. I thought nothing of it because I felt like I had just caught a cold. I’ve noticed that I’m rattling when I breathe over the last couple of hours. I have never even had ‘flu but I get colds quite badly. I have migraines normally, which means that it is hard to judge the source of any headaches I’ve had recently. Those stupid people that have been going out into crowded places are very likely going to catch the virus if someone like me, having barely gone out, is starting to develop symptoms. I had the weirdest aches in my arms after I had a bath earlier. I thought nothing of it due to having washed the car today. I now have achy legs too which is worrying when I think of the other things I’m now experiencing. I’m sure that I’ll be fine. Many people have had the virus and got over it without even being admitted into hospital.

It’s important not to think of the worse case scenario otherwise we will never get through this time. I may be one of the unlucky ones but worrying about potentially getting the most severe symptoms isn’t going to change what will be. I’ve survived too much in my life already to let coronavirus take me without a fight. Head injury as a child, epilepsy, then being treated with medication that was too strong for childhood epilepsy, childbirth, the most horrendous monthlies…. coronavirus is just another battle that I have the ability to overcome. It may not be the virus but some of these symptoms I’ve never experienced with any type of cold previously.

I felt fine all day but suddenly late in the evening I started to feel symptoms. I have been to my relative’s house for Mother’s Day today (I know it was yesterday but I took my card and flowers over today). I didn’t go that close to my mum but she still could have caught it from me. I’m not a careless person, I was one of the responsible ones. I’ve kept my distance every time I’ve been outside or anywhere just in case. I haven’t gone into crowded areas. I literally keep extremely clean, both myself and my surroundings. I don’t understand how I may have developed the virus.

I’ve been to the supermarket a few times over the last fortnight. I haven’t gone close enough to anyone. I’m going to have to quarantine just in case at this point. I was looking forward to a walk tomorrow but I definitely can’t even go outside if I actually have developed symptoms. Social distancing (the one walk a day, etc) are just for those that aren’t displaying symptoms. Those of us that do start getting symptoms have to literally self-quarantine for one to two weeks. I probably won’t feel like going for a walk if my symptoms get worse but I also don’t like feeling trapped at home. I can’t risk going out even for a walk because it’s been spreading so easily the last couple of weeks in the UK. We have to prevent our numbers getting to the level of Italy’s. I honestly thought that I was healthy enough not to get struck down by the virus. I wasn’t even careless but still seem to have symptoms.

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