After two years of living and working in the midst of those suffering from Covid-19, I never contracted the virus. I did adhere to CDC guidelines and get the first two shots. Then, when it became available, I got the booster shot.
Periodically during the past two years I would get a rapid test, one that gives quick results. But my tests were always good. So, I was going merrily on my way, thinking I was almost immune. In fact, during the past two years I took three trips out of the country; one to Panama and two to Mexico.
Then, last Wednesday, I came down with a mild cold in the afternoon. Since I rarely get colds I thought it was kind of unusual and so stayed home from the office the next day. Just spent last Thursday resting. I had to go to the office last Friday to sign paperwork but only stayed until noon. Last Saturday I was planning to go to work but had someone give me a rapid test to make sure my cold wasn't Covid.
Well, much to my surprise I came up positive and have quarantined myself every since. I remember when Covid first hit and we all were on quarantine for two weeks. That was pretty boring stuff. It's kind of like being in a nice prison is the best analogy I can produce.
However, I look at it like an obligation to protect as many people as possible and not spread the disease further. Fortunately, what I have feels more like a mild cold. My temperature stays within 1-2 points of normal and I have no body aches. I do sleep more than usual, but other than that I feel pretty okay.
Other than being quarantined.