Symptoms include but not limited to: congestion, runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste and smell (not sure if smell from COVID or just too congested), headache, earache, coughing, shortness of breath is getting worse, and light-headed especially when coughing

I woke up today, honestly not even entirely sure. I woke up in a daze. I know I took my dog out and fed him this morning and then went back to bed. I woke up on and off this morning but was never fully awake. I actually woke up around 2:30 pm. I got up and went downstairs knowing that my roommate was at work. I took my dog out again and ate some cold pizza. I decided to stay down here and watch some Criminal Minds. Drank some Emergen — C and some Dr. Pepper.

I noticed my breathing has become more shallow and everything tires me out. I started making dinner around 5 pm so it could be ready around 6:30 pm. Even the few minutes of cutting veggies took most of my energy out of me.

I then had an inkling that I should triple check my school work to be sure I didn’t have any left. I was wrong in thinking that I finished all of mine. I had a chapter and a quiz to complete. I finished it in about an hour and a half. Got an 85% on my first quiz of the semester. I think that’s pretty good considering I’m sick and was dizzy for some of the lesson.

Anyhow, my roommate’s test came back negative so she is going to stay with her boyfriend for the night. She texted me to see how I was doing which was nice. She then told me about her test and I asked her about where she was staying. She then continued to tell me that she thinks it’s best if the dog gate stays up by the stairs (which we already talked about doing that) so if I am asleep or too sick to get out of bed then my dog won’t pee on the couch. I was instantly irritated again. So I stopped messaging her.

Now, it’s just me. Alone on a Sunday night. Wishing that I could see my parents. Wishing that I had a boyfriend to be my person. Wishing that I could see my friends. Wishing that I wasn’t sick. So tonight I am going to virtually play Left 4 Dead 2 with a friend of mine and then get some sleep.

Be sure to follow my posts as I will be updating my COVID experience daily. So long as I don’t sleep through entire days to rest.

I’m a 26 year old woman finding my way through this chaotic world while trying to make it a bit brighter.