I’ve hit multiple bumps in this cancer journey and hit another one this week. Recovery from my mastectomy had been going very well. And then Covid hit our household. All seven of us got it.
It started with Reese waking up and puking. Bryce was pretty warm the day before, wasn’t eating much and spitting up some when he did have his bottle. Then Alice spent an entire day puking all over the house. Chris tested positive and other than some stuffiness is fine. Chase and Shane initially tested negative then tested positive. Both are a little sniffly but that’s it.
And there’s me. I woke up with chills and a fever. Spent all day on/off with chills and a fever, hoping to avoid a trip to the ER. I am better today: my temp is lower and I no longer have chills. There’s obviously a concern with the cancer and two weeks post surgery but thankfully I am improving and no longer undergoing chemo.
I was scheduled to resume immunotherapy today but had to reschedule until next week. The boys were going to their first summer camp but after just one day can’t go and we can hopefully find another week to take them.
It’s frustrating because we are careful and cautious and still got hit. We mask up anytime we go anywhere indoors. But more and more cases are happening to those that are vaccinated. And we are hoping that as has been the case with those who are vaccinated, the symptoms remain minor and that this moves quickly through our house.
So I’m taking it very easy and not leaving my bed much which for someone as active as me is very hard. But I know rest is very important right now. I’ve been alternating between Disney movies and cheesy 90s horror movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer (that’s a July 4th movie isn’t it-so seasonally appropriate!) and Urban Legend. Good balance of scary and fun.
I’ve been through a lot and certainly did not this additional stress but shit happens. It’s another bump in the road and I’ve gotten over several on this cancer journey and can get over this bump as well.
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