Got Covid, stuck at home, hate it.

I don’t love you Omicron, you can now leave.

4 years ago (2018), I underwent a Tibial Osteotomy operation in the UK. I had been suffering from the onset of arthritis on my right knee and needed a solution that would avoid a knee replacement operation and get my life back to some level of normality.

On Sunday 15th May 2022, I tested positive for Covid 19, highly probable that is the friendly (!?) Omicron variant. I think I must have caught it on the Saturday whilst I was milling around in Elstree. I was watching the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday evening and I remember feeling like trash (or was it because I was watching the show) – eyes hurting, cough, cold, heavy chest.

I took the COVID test on the Sunday morning at home and it came back positive. Like many others, I did the test 2 more times, in case I had a dud result…positive.

I really experienced heavy aching limbs and tiredness. My right knee where I had my Osteotomy was swollen and really painful for most of the day. I was so tired and so I just laid on my sofa staring at the TV or sleeping . As the rest of the house were not positive, I put myself into isolation. Luckily our house is big.

Isolating in my room with my own stack of clothes, cutlery and medicine took me back to 2018 when I was recovering from the first Osteotomy operation and feeling pretty helpless. Being unable to sit with other people, feeling tired and just boredom doesn’t make for a happy person.

Anyway I am writing this post on day 4 of still being COVID positive. At least I am exercising again (I love the Nike NTC app and their exercise plans). Loiza tested positive today and its only PRIYA left in the house who has not tested positive.

We planned to take a city break in Boston MA on the 31st May – I am thinking this is not going to happen…We may be celebrating the Queens jubilee in the UK after all.

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