COVID-19 is Terrible.

Still coughing. Still tired. Still mild symptoms. Energy comes and goes. Nausea and stomach aches come and go. I sniffed some roses sitting on our counter and today I THINK I smelled a hint of rose, but I might have imagined it. I think I am on the mend, but I know a young fellow COVID-ite who was on the mend for a week and then “bam” — he was in the hospital with trouble breathing. So I am trusting God that my symptoms just stay mild!

When I told a friend of mine how my symptoms were mostly mild, he responded, “Oh, so it’s not as bad as they hyped it up to be!”

If only it were that simple! COVID-19 is terrible!

Weird Symptoms

COVID-19, at least for me, came on with a MINOR cold. I thought nothing of it, and I walked around a few days potentially exposing others during that time. One friend has tested positive with a single symptom: loss of smell. The range of symptoms, at least to me, are just weird. Vomiting, diarrhea, toe-blisters, respiratory problems, rashes, eye pain or pink eye, fever, cough, loss of taste, loss of smell, and sore throat are some of the possible symptoms.

What does a toe-blister, nausea, and coughing have in common? Not much – except they’re all possible symptoms of the same virus. Bizarre!

Nobody Knows Much

Since this is a new disease, little is known.

Doctors spend years studying how this stuff works. Lives depend on them. They need to have answers.

Consider what it would feel like to ask your doctor a very simple question — a question that any doctor or even a nurse would be able to answer if it were any other disease — and the doctor just looks back at you and says, “Nobody knows yet.”

That’s a little unsettling when it happens to you, and it happened to me yesterday.

Sickness Aside, This Still Stinks.

I want to break this down to help others understand why COVID-19 is terrible, even with mild symptoms.

When my test came back positive, the health department called me. I had to remain in isolation for at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms, and I could come out after three days symptom free.

I had to back track everywhere I went up to two days before any symptoms arose. Anyone I encountered within 6 feet for more than 10 or 15 minutes should then enter into their own quarantine. Vacations, birthday parties, grad parties, and work have been missed because of this.

If one of them gets a positive test result, that expands the web of people who need to be quarantined. Quickly, my social and support network is diminishing. Anyone who tests positive has to go through this whole cycle themselves!

The moment my quarantine is over, my children’s 14 day quarantine begins. That means I may be allowed to go out, but not much because my children are preschoolers and need care — and nobody else can care for them since they’re quarantined.

So if I’m home sick 14 days, I’m home 28 days. That’s best case scenario… if anyone else in my family gets sick, it all moves back from there. I could be stuck in my home until August! Others — because of me — could still be in their homes by September or later!

So What Should I Do With All This “Stink”?

So far in this blog, I’ve pretty much just complained. I did this for two reasons. First, to help others understand what COVID folks may be feeling. Second, to make a point.

This blog is helpful in understanding our complaints and laments. Complaining can be spiritual!

A third of the Psalms is laments or complaints. This implies that God expects us to frequently experience pain and therefore frequently express our pain to him. God wants us to pour out our complaints to Him!

I pour out before him my complaint;

Before him I tell my trouble.

Psalms 142:2

My Prayer Today

Dear Jesus,

This sucks. But I still trust you.

Amen


Do you need to cry out to Jesus today? Go ahead. He can take it.

1,043 Replies to “COVID-19 is Terrible.”

  1. I’m very pleased to find this web site. I want to to thank you for ones time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and i also have you bookmarked to check out new information in your web site.

  2. You’re so cool! I do not believe I have read through a single thing like that before. So great to discover someone with some original thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is needed on the web, someone with some originality!

  3. Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be exciting to read through articles from other authors and practice something from other websites.

  4. The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn’t fail me as much as this one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read through, however I truly thought you’d have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something you can fix if you weren’t too busy searching for attention.

  5. Having read this I thought it was rather informative. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this informative article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  6. Aw, this was an extremely good post. Taking the time and actual effort to produce a great articleÖ but what can I sayÖ I procrastinate a lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  7. The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it won’t disappoint me just as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, but I truly believed you would probably have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something you could fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention.

  8. Hello, I do believe your web site may be having internet browser compatibility problems. Whenever I take a look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, fantastic blog!

  9. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I am going through issues with your RSS. I donít understand the reason why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anybody else having similar RSS problems? Anyone who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  10. Right here is the perfect site for anyone who really wants to find out about this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally would want toÖHaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a subject that has been written about for years. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  11. An interesting discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you need to publish more on this issue, it might not be a taboo matter but typically folks don’t talk about these subjects. To the next! Cheers!!

  12. Iím impressed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a blog thatís both equally educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy that I stumbled across this during my search for something concerning this.

  13. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you, However I am experiencing troubles with your RSS. I donít know the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody else getting similar RSS problems? Anyone who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  14. After looking into a handful of the blog posts on your website, I really appreciate your technique of blogging. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Please visit my website as well and let me know what you think.

  15. Hi there! This article could not be written any better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  16. I was more than happy to uncover this great site. I wanted to thank you for ones time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely loved every part of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to look at new stuff in your web site.

  17. I blog often and I genuinely appreciate your information. This great article has truly peaked my interest. I will bookmark your site and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

  18. I really love your website.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this website yourself? Please reply back as Iím attempting to create my own site and would love to know where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Thank you!

  19. Iím amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog thatís both educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I found this in my hunt for something relating to this.

  20. After I originally commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a way you can remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!

  21. Hello there! I know this is kinda off topic but
    I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring
    a blog article or vice-versa? My website addresses a lot of the same subjects as
    yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you happen to be interested feel free to send me an email.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Wonderful blog
    by the way!

  22. This is the perfect webpage for everyone who wishes to understand this topic. You realize a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want toÖHaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject that’s been discussed for many years. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  23. Hi there, I do think your site could possibly be having browser compatibility problems. Whenever I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from that, great site!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *