Reading this post, I fear that I come off as self-centered, concerned more with my physical health than grieving my mother’s death. Perhaps that’s denial. It’s hard to properly grieve when dealing with health issues amid a pandemic.
As I mentioned in my February 24th post, my mother died last January. Since our mother died, both my sister and I have been busy dealing with the business of death. When my father died, I was consumed with the business of death before I could grieve. That’s my way of coping. I focus on taking care of business during crises and address my own feelings later.
In March, COVID19 overtook the US. Since then, we’ve followed #StayAtHome orders and worn masks when out in public. As I’m asthmatic and have been fighting a chronic sinus infection since last fall, my husband has been doing all the grocery shopping. He’s my greatest support.
Fever & Chronic Sinusitis
Unfortunately, I’ve been coughing since last fall and have had a fever over the past three weeks. My internist first diagnosed my cough as a chronic sinus infection and treated it with antibiotics.
When that first round of antibiotics didn’t help, she referred me to my allergist, who treated me with two rounds of stronger antibiotics. After the second round of strong antibiotics, my allergist recommended that I get a COVID19 antibody test (my third test since the outbreak).
I tested negative (again). Both my allergist and the urgent care physician who tested me for COVID19 recommended that I see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat specialist) for chronic sinusitis.
As I’ve had a fever for the last three weeks, I’ve had to reschedule my appointment three times. Today I canceled the appointment and will reschedule it once my fever is gone.
This year, facing crises both personal and universal, I’ve minimized my social media activities and blog posts. I’m taking it easy.
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Thank you. I’m doing better now.
Thank you and God bless you.
My prayers are with you
Thanks for the update, Kitt. I understand why/how you’re still grieving; that’s so tough even under normal circumstances. And this pandemic is a global trauma. I’m sorry you’re sick and hurting, and I hope you feel better soon. Do take it easy and be gentle with yourself.
The pandemic is hard on us all, whether or not we struggle with other issues. Yes, grieving is a big deal, affecting us both emotionally and physically. I remember your loving posts about losing your husband. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.
Pandemic lockdown has been tough on us all. Thank you for thinking of me. I’ll keep you in my thoughts, as well.
Thank you, Uncle Paul, for your love and prayers. I’m blessed to have you as my uncle. Love, Kitt
Thank you, Teri, for referring me to your friend’s website: unconventionaltraditional.com. I’ll take a look at her site and check out her resources. Thank you for reaching out to me with your concern that I hadn’t posted in a while.
Thank you for updating us, Kitt. I’m sorry you’re feeling lousy and dealing with your mother’s passing on top of it. I hope things get better for you, and that you post when you’re up to it. Gentle hugs for you my friend.
Thank you for taking time and energy to post this update. About 6 years ago I met a women who had completely recovered from fibromyalgia and wrote a book about how she did it. I’ve never thought to introduce you to her before this post. It sounds like you have spent a lot of time and resources on medicine and doctor’s appointments. I have no idea if Leah could help, but I have seen amazing testimonials from people who were getting less than satisfactory results from traditional medicine. Leah had fibromyalgia (and many coexisting conditions) for 20 years. She is now passionate about life and about helping others achieve the same results that she has experienced. Her website is unconventionaltraditional.com. I can make a personal introduction if you would like to talk to her.
Oh Kitt, I hope and pray you feel better soon. Do take good care of yourself. Know that I am sorry for your loss and your illness. Love, Uncle Paul
Hi Kitt. Thinking of you, hope you feel better. I also, pretty much on lockdown out here also in semi-country Cornwall On Hudson. Best regards, Phil
Kitt this stupid virus has literally traumatized us all – I don’t care what they way. Esp. if we already had trauma/mental health issues. I am having a hard time coping just with the ordinary 🙁 I’m sorry you are having a hard time and physically sick on top of it – PLUS grieving IS a big deal! So I love your last 4 words, stick to them. xo