I have Covid-19 and It sucks

2 min readDec 31, 2021

Fully Vaccinated, Didn’t Have a Super-Spreader Christmas, and I Shopped Online but I Have Covid.

Photo by Rex Pickar on Unsplash

What did I get for Christmas this year? I got a gift card to Sephora, a really pretty sweater, some cute snow boots, a fabulous anklet for spring and summer, and oh, yeah apparently somewhere between December 25 and 26, I got covid.

I felt a little tired on Christmas night after 4 friends came over for a vegan Christmas meal. Since I no longer live in my hometown, a handful of friends like to come by and enjoy some of my vegan cuisines. That could have been the day I contracted it.

Later that night, I was tired. Thought it was because I had spent the day cooking and preparing food. That wasn’t it.

Then, I felt like hell. So I went to get tested on the 27th and found out I had covid. Now for the last two to three days, symptoms have crept in fever coughing, headache, and body aches — the body aches are the worst.

I wrote this to say, take every precaution you can because this is terrible. I don’t ever remember feeling so bad. I’ve coughed so much that my ribs feel like I have been in the boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather.

What makes this so strange is, I am embarking on my Year of Healing — that’s my New Years Resolution. Well, well, who would have been believed it would be put to the test.

I want to say to each of you who read this (before I get to my couch and go back to sleep), please take care of yourselves. Do whatever you can to protect yourself and your family because this is awful.


Writer, Poet, Storyteller, & Scholar. Co-founder of http://bluelotusliving.com. BA in Speech Communication. Former ghostwriter who came back to life.