Who else has been quarantined? So I’ve been in quarantine since 11/12/20. I’d been exposed to someone who I work with that tested positive to COVID19.
OMG! I’ve been exposed was all I could think.. Shit just got real! I was scared and panicked and flooded with so many emotions. I thought how could this be happening? I’m careful, I wash my hands and I maintain my distance. I started to make myself crazy. I had know symptoms.
I work as a nurse and know that I could be exposed potentially on a regular basis. How crazy is it that it was happening to me? I worked on 11/11/20 with someone who I work rather closely with, who complained of having a headache. She even jokingly said “how crazy would it be if I had covid19?” I said to her “why would you even say that?” This was after sharing pretzels from the same bag. Which she replied that headaches are one of the symptoms. I never gave it a second thought.
The next day she called me to say she was COVID19 Positive and that I should get tested. I thought I was going to start crying because all I could think about was OMG I don’t want to get sick and die… I’m not ready to leave my family. I in all actuality started to panic. I made my way to Emergency One to get a rapid test which was negative. I was relieved but only for a moment. I couldn’t help but to think about the symptoms. I felt myself going into a tale spin with wonder and worry and none of it was any good.
My every waking thought was am I starting to show signs? I have a headache maybe this is it. I wasn’t living in the moment. I was scared. It has been an emotional roller coaster. The New York State tracing people called me to let me know that I’d been exposed. I told them I knew and had been self quarantined. They ask questions about your health and any preexisting conditions. They also send me a text everyday to ask if any symptoms have started and to date none. I had my second test done on 11/19 which was not a rapid test and I have heard nothing as of yet.
While I am fortunate to be able to work from home, it feels like my freedom has been taking away from me. All I’ve done is think about “what if I get it?” “Do I have what I need to care for myself”? Then I remembered what I learned so many years ago. Stress kills your immune system. I didn’t/don’t want that so instead of meditating for 1 hour a day, I started to do it twice a day to relieve myself of stress and I started to take this vitamin (see below) to keep my immune system healthy. I have today 11/24 and 11/25 and my quarantine is over. Thank God!
Here is my take away from this. It is REALLY important to listen to what is being said. I got comfortable and was pulling my mask off while I was with my friend/coworker. It’s easy to do. She had no symptoms and she had been so careful when I was around her so I just never would have believed it. There are people walking around with NO symptoms and are just carriers of this COVID19. So please wear your mask and wash your hands and distance when you can. IT’s so IMPORTANT!.
Click the link below and try it out. This is what I’ve been taking to support my immune health and I have not tested positive and have NO symptoms. Thank you for your love and support.