I apologize for not publishing a newsletter in almost four weeks. I don’t like to skip newsletters, but, after two and a half years of following all precautions and taking good care of ourselves, Ned and I got COVID. We attended a wedding that had been postponed a couple of times because of COVID. Ned’s was rather mild, mine was not. I was so weak that I couldn’t walk without help. If I made the least little effort, my breathing became labored. It’s been more than three weeks and I still tire easily. I am attempting to ease back into my regular schedule.
Have you gotten COVID? I’d love to know how many of you have been ill with COVID and how many times you got sick, as well as what medications you took – what worked and what didn’t? I know at least a couple of you have gotten it twice.
I took Paxlovid and it didn’t work as quickly for me as others, but it helped me avoid getting sicker.
A dear friend who is a pharmacist has instructed me to buy Zinc Gluconicum throat lozenges as a preventative if I’m around people in an indoor setting again, or, if I get sick again, to reduce the symptoms. I have bought some and will use them to see if it makes a difference.
There has been so much discussion of COVID in the last two and a half years, and so much progress has been made to keep us safer. I am glad of that. When the epidemic first hit, we lost a dear friend (who was as healthy as a horse) and several of our friends lost their parents to COVID. People are not dying anymore, and most of the recent cases have said it was like having the flu. Now, that’s progress!
Share your COVID experiences with me! Have you gotten the new booster? Are you going to?
Meanwhile, please enjoy this video exercise series to help keep you strong and fit. I’ll talk to you in a couple of weeks!
P.S. Remember to take it slow with these exercises if you have not worked out in a while, or if you’re recovering from COVID!
Recently I have had a couple of people say that it’s too hard for them to do 3 sets of these, so they stopped doing them. Don’t’ stop! Start with one set. Build up to two and then three. The idea is to make you stronger safely. Take care of YOU!
Best of Health,