This week I am Thankful For:
I mean... this is going to be on my list for a long time because I honestly feel like the word "Survived" isn't down playing any single minute of the past 17 days for me. This has put a new fear for me about COVID, while others still will downplay it (or some Governors are just opening up their state like there's not a Pandemic still going #WHAT? ) - I've felt the seriousness of it & worry about ever feeling this way again... or my loved ones feeling these severe symptoms - or even worse. I feel like I have come out of a war. Survival truly is how I would describe my COVID experience.
Some days, it was hard for me to even open my eyes so I know I wasn't the best at answering everyone quickly - but I am so thankful that every day, I had messages & phone calls from friends & family checking on me & Hubby & wanting updates on us & checking if we needed anything. It was so comforting to know we werent alone when you feel very alone when you cant leave your home.
I was very, VERY anxious about my oxygen levels because I was honestly gasping for air at points in a day. Julie had ordered me an oxygen monitor & had it delivered to my house the next day - & it brought so much peace to watch my oxygen levels & see that even though it didnt feel safe, it was. It's what kept me out of the ER.
|Took this pic yesterday... look at that oxygen at 100%
That's accomplishment right there is what that is!!!!
Brother & SIL
They were so good at bringing anything we needed - making sure we had dinner & replenishing our Gatorade stock & just checking on us all day long. I dont know what we would have done without their outside support & drop off service :) .
I was glad we just got our RING camera installed so I could talk to them when they dropped stuff off - its the little things.
My friend knows me well when she sent me some books to brighten my day. This was such a fun surprise that brought a smile to my face when I was getting so emotionally & mentally worn down after some time into this COVID fight. Thank you so much Nathalie!
Our Framily, Ryan & Chasity, was so good about checking in on us - heck, they still check on us every day... & they brought us a bunch of vitamins to boost up our immune system. We made sure to take them every single day. A lot of people are swearing by Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C & Fish Oil tablets. Anything to help the immune system, we were all about.
I honestly was so taken back at the thoughtfulness of my sweet friend Audrey for sending me some Vegetable Broth, with some that was made for helping immunity. I had never heard of this before & am now hooked. It was perfect when I had zero appetite but knew I needed to get something in my body to keep me hydrated & my body still functioning. She also sent some lovely rose tea, perfect for the sore throat & the heat helped my cough for a little bit. This was good for my belly but also my soul.
Work from Home
I honestly dont know how I did it - it was so hard to sit up.... but I'm so glad I was at home where I could take breaks & lay down at lunch & stay in my jammies & drink hot tea & take my Tylenol on time. I'm super thankful that our HR department reached out to me so much too, checking on me & making sure I was OK to work.
Not working too!
2 days after I got my COVID diagnosis, the day I couldnt even stand up, much less keep my eyes open, I am so thankful that my coworker was just so ready to go with the flow. Working from home on a normal day, she got word that I couldnt work & headed right into the office to cover for me. It may sound like I'm always on repeat on some things - & my work & coworkers being one of those repeat things - but they really are just truly the best. Stepping in when needed & just always so willing to help even when its inconvenient.
Speaking of amazing coworkers (see? Repeat) ... look at what came in my overnight packages from work. Tell me this doesnt make a work day better to get some Mocha flavored chocolate yummies!!!!
When we first got COVID, its when it was snowing & snowing & SNOWWWINGGGG!!! We were so thankful that our neighbors made sure our driveway was cleared off for us. Especially with friends & family dropping things off on our porch, I would have felt awful if they got stuck in the snow. Our neighbors took care of that for us.
After the horrible snow & cold - we got some Spring like air. I think sitting outside & reading is true medicine for me. Fresh air. Warm sunshine. I just sat & closed my eyes & started working on my inhaling to get these lungs working again.
Walking Support & Nurse
I honestly dont know what I would have done without Hubby. I am so glad I was able to take care of him the first few days of him feeling bad... but he was my nurse more than I could ever have done for him. When I went down, I went down HARD - & he was so good about making sure to make dinner, or making sure I was eating something - & making sure I was staying hydrated. He would do "check time" where he would monitor my Blood pressure, temperature & oxygen. He was johny on the spot with me! & I knew moving was so important & it was so hard... but he would stand next to me & make sure I was walking, no matter how many steps. When I progressed to getting outside & taking some steps down the drive, no matter what time it was, he'd get up & walk with me. I just want to cry when I think how blessed I am to have this man & the care he took of me.
I cant even begin to tell you how many people reached out to us to assure me or Hubby they were lifting prayers for us. Honestly & truly, there is nothing more precious than that. Someone taking the time to lift us up & wish us the best & send us thoughts, love & pray for healing. I am one who believes these such things make all the difference. Some days, it was so hard & the struggle was so difficult, I would sit & think of all the prayers being lifted & it brought a comfort & a peace to me. So THANK YOU to everyone that sent us the love!
Tell me something good about your week!