And we have been COVID free these last two years. UGH!

Posted By on August 1, 2022

Well it looks like COVID19’s BA.5 subvariant has found us … or we found it. Fortunately for us, we have been vaccinated and at least I have one of the boosters RichCovidTest220729… so hopefully the more serious and severe illness seen by many can be avoided.

As of my writing (over the weekend) the symptoms have been exactly as described by several online medical sources: “symptoms of BA.5 are similar to previous COVID variants: fever, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, headaches, muscle pain and fatigue.”

I noticed it first, but home tested negative initially, and then positive as my “summer cold” (cough, cough) got worse. I did not have a fever (or at least not yet) but Brenda who didn’t show symptoms until a day or two after me does have a fever. We contemplated calling our PCP to see about a Paxlovid Rx, but since we tested positive Friday night, we made the excuse that it was the weekend and would see how it goes. So far so good; we’ll use this as an excuse to lay-low and rest.


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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.