Glad you are feeling better. I had a similar experience, but tested negative for covid as well. I had a headache a lot of that time and I had no energy whatever. I slept for two straight days and only got up to eat. It only lasted 4 days, though. Wonder if it's some sort of covid parallel type illness or just some weird bug going around? (My supervisor had the same thing and tested negative as well.) Or maybe mild covid with false negatives?To recap from my last post, I tested negative for covid, despite having symptoms. I quarantined at home with my parents (we all had the same symptoms; my mom tested positive). I had no energy to decorate the tree, but luckily I was able to put lights on it before we got sick. The only ornament I was able to put on the tree was a Santa wearing a mask with a pouch full of cleaning supplies, which I felt represented how the year went and how I was spending Christmas. It took me longer than usual to wrap presents and when I was putting them under the tree, I got very lightheaded and almost passed out. Since I couldn't see any family members, I put presents in a box and placed them out on the porch when they came to pick them up (and drop off presents). I started feeling better on Christmas day. The following day (12/26), I woke up feeling revived and symptom free. It was nice after having a headache for 10 days. I was able to go back to work that following Tuesday.
My family and best friend all pitched in to buy me a TV for Christmas. My previous one died late September and I chose to buy an Nintendo Switch over a TV in October, due to the console being a rarity these days.
This morning, I learned that my favorite YouTuber's sister (who was in a lot of her videos) passed away last night after complications with her medical conditions. She struggled for 20 years with a slew of medical issues (lupus, end stage renal failure and was on dialysis, fibromyalgia, seizures, rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, severe anxiety and panic disorder, and insomnia), almost died a number of times, and her body eventually gave out. She was 34. Even though I don't personally know any of them, being able to watch them the past few years, they became my friends. I was shocked to hear of the news and I cried. My heart aches for her family and I wish them comfort in the memories they cherish.
Sorry about the passing of your friend. Sounds like she had a rough go at it.
It's the wee hours. I'm awake. I'm trying to do laundry, but there doesn't seem to be any detergent. There was enough for one load. I have two. Hopefully, enough uni shirts got into this load so that I don't have to wear something that's by lying in the laundry basket for two days. I wish I had known that when I went to the store yesterday... I'd have bought some. I even asked mom if we needed anything... and she would've known we were out of laundry detergent because she did laundry yesterday. Goofy woman.
Speaking of being a goofy woman... at chow last night, I was watching tv and my mom was drinking water. And all the sudden she moves the glass away from her mouth and water starts spewing back out. Like someone doing a spit take, but not as violent as all that.
I was all like... 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨... 😂😂😂😂😂
I laughed till there were tears and my body hurt. Even better, when I stopped laughing (for a moment) and asked her what the hell that was about, she said... I don't know why I did that. Which lead to more laughing myself silly. At least her silliness didn't cause me any injury... because it has before.
My mom has always been unintentionally hilarious. When I was a teenager, we were all gathered around the table and I'm not sure what the convo was about anymore, but my mom's reply at one point was I can't hear you very well, I don't have my glasses on!
This statement hit me immediately in the funny bone. I had a mouthful of homemade chicken noodle soup... with the big, fat noodles. I was trying not to do a spit take at the kitchen table so instead of soup flying out my mouth, it flew out of my nose... which... hurt. A lot.
I spent probably 15 mins in the bathroom trying to blow those wide ass noodles out of my sinuses...
Which is somewhat amusing now, but was absolutely not even remotely amusing at the time. Noodles do not belong in sinus cavities, is what I'm saying and getting them out of sinus cavities is unpleasant. (Some you can shoot out your nose, some you have to suck out like a snot loogie... it was horrible!)
Last night was chill. Got a couple of new games with my Steam gift card that finally arrived in the mail. I'd like to thank the Fraternal Order of Police for their $100 donation to my gaming addiction. Usually, our union throws some dumb party that half of the members can't go to (because of work)... so it was nice to actually get something useful from them for a change.
I got a couple of early access games and an older game that looked interesting. I got Metro Exodus, Grounded and The Infected. I still have some cash to spend, but that's all that looked interesting to me at the moment, that wasn't stupid expensive. I'm trying to get a lot of bang for the buck here, kiddos.
I started on Grounded last night. Had no idea what I was doing, so the first bits were just... having fun, but being slightly annoyed (and lost)... and then I figured out shit. Shit that I probably should've figured out sooner, of course, but whatever. It's a survival game, but of a little different flavor... so it's more... fun, I guess. And not so much Oh My Gawd I'm Going To Die, as it were.
There's dying in this game as well. I've done so several times. 🤘 But it just doesn't seem as painful, for some reason. I've always been able to retrieve my backpack and move along, though I've died a couple of times trying. (Fucking spiders!) I think it'll be a fun little time killer of a survival game.
I also saw that there was a pretty decent update to Subsistence, which is my current favorite survival game. So, that's cool. Ice fishing! Yay! And other things... I've scratched so little off the surface of that game so far... and I need to scratch harder before winter gets there or I'm going to end up in a bad way... again. Working on it, slowly but surely.
Well. I think I'm off to play something for a while. Maybe give The Infected a first look... haven't installed Metro yet, cuz that's a big install. I'll put them up to install as I'm heading out the door to work.