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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Alright. This past Sunday morning I woke up feeling completely fine. I went for a run a little bit later in the morning than usual on a really humid day. When I was done, I was feeling really nauseous and dizzy. I went home and my husband immediately sent me for a nap in the air conditioning. During my nap, I started getting chills like I had a fever, so I took my temperature. It was normal. All day on Sunday I continued monitoring my temperature, but it was always normal, despite me fluctuating between the chills and intense sweating. My husband was convinced that I just had heat exhaustion from my run.

But the next day I woke up with a fever of 101 and I wasn't feeling well. I tried not to panic, but my fever never broke yesterday. And this morning it was up to 102.5. I called my doctor, but they said they can't see me until I go for a COVID test. They told me to contact Rite Aid, who didn't have any available appointments until Friday. Fortunately, I managed to get an appointment at a CVS this morning. It was a 30 minute drive and that test was NOT fun. Then they informed me that I would get the results in 4-7 days.

So, that leaves me here. I'm self quarantining in our master bedroom. I feel like I have the flu, but I have no respiratory issues. My fever has been between 100 and 103 all day. Writing this blog is definitely the most coherent thing I've done all day. I'm scared I've given coronavirus to my loved ones. I'm frustrated that I followed all the regulations and still may have gotten it. Even if I don't have it and start to feel better, I'm going to have to quarantine for at least the rest of the week. I'm sad because I had a 43 day exercise streak going that is obviously now broken.

I totally recognize that this blog is quite self-pitying, but I need to get some of these feelings off my chest while I'm stuck her on my own. I'm lucky because I'm young and not at risk, but this whole situation had created a lot of anxiety for me.
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    I hope you feel better soon! You will get back to exercising in no time and now is not the time to worry about that. Be proud of what you accomplished. Stopping was not your choice. I'm sorry you have to go through this and I truly hope it all turns out ok.
    388 days ago
    Hey girl, I am here for you.
    Sending you hugs and get well wishes.
    I understand about the no exercising part.
    You need to take care of yourself.
    I am here for you. And so is our Co Leader.
    Just focus on getting better.
    Your friend and Leader. Holly
    388 days ago
    Hopefully you’re not COVID positive, but in the meantime you are doing the right thing by self quarantining. Feel better soon. emoticon

    388 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear this. It is normal to be worried but you are doing the right thing by self isolating. I will send prayers your way for a speedy recovery and a negative covid test! Stay strong. Debbie

    388 days ago
    You are doing the right thing isolating. Please keep blogging to let us know.

    Record on your Spark page the 43 day exercise streak and the last date of it. Now you have a record to beat.

    389 days ago
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    Take this isolation time to rest, drink plenty of fluids, and to be kind to yourself...and I hope that you have nothing more serious than a random virus! emoticon
    389 days ago
    389 days ago
    It is okay to be worried young or not it is serious.Look after yourself blog so you have us to visit with if you feel up to it.
    389 days ago
    My wife and I found out last Wednesday evening that I had been exposed and we took the test Thursday morning. Results were here Monday and we were both negative. Pray you are negative as well.
    389 days ago
    I'll pray for you!
    389 days ago
    It's okay to be worried! Try not to make yourself sick with worry though. Hoping for good results!
    389 days ago
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