July 13th, 2022
When the pandemic started, I took it very seriously. Secluding myself and only going out as needed or required.
Constantly wearing my face mask, distancing myself, and using hand sanitizer every time.
I maintained this way of living for over two years with the added stress of recovering from surgery. Then my son came home and it became less stressful or anxiety producing.
A few months ago we as a family decided to come back for a summer visit to attend our annual tribal powwow weekend. My oldest son and youngest daughter returned. My oldest daughter had to work.
Throwing caution to the wind, we didn’t always wear our masks, hugged all our relatives, and there was no distancing among the hundreds if not thousands that showed up. Not a bottle of hand sanitizer was in sight.
The last night, Saturday, driving home, I started sneezing, coughing, and started getting a sore throat. My youngest son did too. By the afternoon on Sunday my oldest son was sick as well. My daughter flew home earlier that morning and by Monday she was the same. We all tested positive for Covid.
Today we had an antibody infusion done through our tribal hospital to help lessen the severity. All of us have already been vaccinated and two had the boosters done.
Now it’s just a matter of time to ensure we are no longer contagious to others. We are under quarantine for another 5 to 10 days max.
Two years. I made it two years without getting sick once. I social distanced, masked up, used hand sanitizers, got vaccinated, and stayed home. Then I went out for four days not continuing to do those same things and got sick.
This virus is still very much real and should be continued to be taken seriously. I am lucky that I am in relatively good health and have no underlying conditions. I am also fortunate that I have access to vaccinations and treatment options, I know others out there do not.
This will pass, eventually. I definitely will not be throwing caution to the wind again and being so carefree about my health.
Thank you for stopping by.
Take care and be safe out there.
Peace, love, happiness, and good vibes, always.