Covid-19 Visits Again (#TheSundayPost)

Posted January 23, 2022 in Life Updates / 18 Comments

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My husband tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday morning, so he has been isolating from us in the office where we have a sofa bed. My daughter already had it back in October, but since she now has Type 1 Diabetes, we are not quite sure how her body would react to it. She is now eligible to be vaccinated, but we apparently have to wait until we are contacted by the NHS.

Luckily, my husband’s symptoms have been mild and my daughter and I have had negative tests all week. My mum-in-law has been helping with the school run as I don’t drive and my daughter has been amazing. But it’s been hard having to do so much on my own, including all the carb-counting and insulin injections on top of the cooking, chores and homework. I have so much respect for single parents who do this every day. It’s only been 5 days and I’m worn out.

I was sad to hear about the death of Meat Loaf a couple of days ago. I didn’t agree with the political opinions he expressed in recent years, but his music was the soundtrack to my teens. My favourite songs are “Rock and Roll Dreams Come True”, “I’d Lie For You” and “Heaven Can Wait”. I enjoyed seeing the Bat out of Hell musical in London with my friend a few years ago. We’re losing too many legends lately.

Writing

It’s been a slow writing week because of everything going on. I’m currently working on a short piece for my writer’s group. I have to rewrite the first chapter of a novel in the style of another genre. I can’t say much about it until I’ve shared it with my group, but it’s been a lot of fun to write.

Reading

I’m still reading The Maelstrom by Matthew Barnes. I’ve been taking my time with this one, Most nights I can only manage a chapter before I start dozing off. This is nothing to do with my enjoyment of the novel. It’s actually fascinating and I want to see how it ends. I’m just exhausted.

Book cover for The Maelstrom by Matthew Barnes, featuring a skull on a black background.

Watching and Listening

  • I’m behind with The Apprentice and Boba Fett at the moment because I’m waiting for my husband to get better so we can watch it together. So I’m trying my best to avoid spoilers! We’ve also held off on watching Camp Cretaceous season 2 for the same reason, as it’s nice to enjoy as a family.
  • We are still obsessed with the Encanto soundtrack, which is playing 24/7 in my head and on Alexa most of the time too.
  • My daughter and I have been rewatching a lot of kids’ films to pass the time, such as Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Big Hero 6.
  • Feel the need to play my Bat Out of Hell album this week and reminisce.

Quote of the Week

"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up." Quote by Dean Kamazes

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How was your week? Were you a fan of Meat Loaf? Have you read or watched anything interesting lately? Let me know in the comments!

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18 responses to “Covid-19 Visits Again (#TheSundayPost)

  1. My son just got over a bout of Covid thankfully his symptoms were also mild. So far everyone else has tested negative. I was sad to hear about Meatloaf too. Like you it was the sound track of my teens I think I wore out the cassette and cd I had of Bat out of Hell. LOL. Hope you have a great week and are able to get some rest.

    • I’m glad your son didn’t feel too ill and that you have avoided picking up so far.
      I remember taking Bat Out of Hell with me on a French exchange trip to Lyon and listening to it over and over. Now, when I hear any of the songs I start picturing French architecture.
      Take care and stay well.

  2. I’m sorry to hear about your husband. I’m curious if there has been any suggestion that your daughter’s diabetes was triggered by CoVid. I had read recently that there is a correlation (I’m being nosy so feel free to ignore)

    I feel the same in regards to Meatloaf, the music was part of my teen years too.

    Wishing you a great reading week, stay well.

    • That was exactly what the doctors and nurses said, unfortunately. They said they are seeing an increase in cases of T1D both locally and nationally and there are studies being carried out that they believe will prove a link. Any virus could have potentially triggered it though, as it’s an auto-immune condition.
      This is why I wish they would offer the vaccine for under 12s here. I know many of them will be asymptomatic, but I worry about the long-term effects of the virus if it’s just left to spread.

  3. I was sad to learn about Meatloaf as well. His song Paradise by the Dashboard Light was always requested by my sorority sisters in college and we all had to get up and dance to it. Sorry about your husband. It’s got to be so stressful to have one person have to quarantine. I didn’t realize that they made people with diabetes wait on the vaccine. Hopefully you will hear soon so that she can get that done. Have a good week! Oh yeah, the cover of The Maelstrom looks creepy!
    Lisa Loves Literature

    • Paradise by the Dashboard Light is a great one for dancing and singing along to. It brings back good memories.
      I think most people with diabetes are able to have the vaccine now, but because she’s only 6 and recently diagnosed, we’re having to wait to be contacted.
      Hope you have a good week too.

    • Sorry your sister was ill but I’m glad she is feeling better after treatment. So far, me and my daughter have stayed clear of it, but I’ve picked up a sinus infection instead and she’s got a sick bug. So we are all off school/work with 3 different things at the moment.
      Hope you have a great week too.

  4. Nya

    I’m so sorry to hear about your husband, I hope he recovers soon! My week was a bit slow reading-wise, but busy regarding everything else. Wishing you a nice week ahead!

  5. Oh my goodness, I’m sorry to hear about your husband. I am wishing him a speedy recovery. My week has been relatively slow-going, but I expect things to pick up soon — I am returning to college to start my new spring semester tomorrow, which is exciting and intimidating.

    claire @ clairefy

  6. Ohno!!
    Sorry to hear Covid decided to come back.. hoping for speedy recovery! and ofcourse that you & your daughter remains negative xx

    Wonderful quote this week, I like it alot
    Stay safe!

  7. Hope your husband’s case stays mild and you and your daughter stay Covid- free. I just found out we were exposed through work so now we’re hunting down tests and hoping for the best. Someone had it and didn’t mask Ugh

    Ooh Dawn Treader!

    • Oh no, I hope you have managed to dodge it. We are lucky to have easy access to LFTs here at least. I’ve been testing negative all week thankfully, but have developed a sinus infection instead. It’s strange, because I had the same thing when my daughter had Covid too.
      I didn’t remember too much about the Dawn Treader, but I enjoyed it on this rewatch. It’s a shame they didn’t continue to make more films with that cast. I think there was talk of a reboot recently, but I thought that cast was perfect. It would be good to see some of the lesser-known stories on film.

  8. David Acheson

    Oh Tizzy. You are having a tough time. I do hope Matt will get better soon. It is challenging being a single parent family. I don’t understand why our society seems to encourage this. You are so fortunate to have Matt.

    • Thanks, Mr A. We’ve had a lot of challenges over the last few months, but we are very lucky to have so many good friends and family to support us, which I’m very thankful for. I have stopped taking a lot of things for granted and it has thrown light on what I need to prioritise, so that’s something.

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