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Walking with COVID

Updated: Feb 21, 2023

After 3 years of being Covid-free, my husband and I contracted Covid.

I was surprised to get it now as I'd been living life, going to gatherings and music shows for quite a while. I never came down with it.

I understand there are always new strains so this must be a new one. I've also heard of a lot of others who caught it recently. Our journeys have been different. I never got a cough or chest issues but I got fatigued. He did get the fever and the chest issues.

I was never feeling horrible so after a week I was sure It was over. I'm an active person, I go to the gym, hike, ski, snowshoe, dance, etc, and am used to having boundless energy.

I got back to my active life and after a few days was drained and tired. I rested and got back to it. Once again after a few days, I'd lose my energy and not feel well. I was starting to get upset because I was missing great events, as well as having trouble getting back to the full exercise. The cycle happened again and I was really angry and frustrated. I started to meditate on covid and my experience. I saw that for me, my learning lesson is how to be patient and most of all to slow down. I saw where part of my constant activity is still a flight or flight mode from past traumas, the feeling that if I stop, I will get hurt emotionally. So not only was I constantly going physically but also internally. I started to see the blessing of this experience for me. I'm not sure I would have seen this pattern so clearly any other way. I'm connecting with myself and my truth internally in a whole new way. I've deeply relaxed and sense my nervous system is healing.

My husband still has a cough here and there. We were talking today and agreed, this is our reality and it will pass by but may take a while. I know this pandemic has affected all of us in some way or another. I hope sharing mine helps someone else :-)

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