Thursday, April 22, 2021

S is for Symptoms

This year for the A-to-Z Challenge, I'll be looking at major events that happened in 2020 [the year we would all like to forget, so let's look at it first, before flushing it down the toilet].

Welcome to S!  We're looking at – SYMPTOMS.

2020 was the year when it really was okay to “stay home when you're sick”.  Back in our pre-pandemic life, many people, including me, would go to the office even when sick.  Not in 2020.  Even if you are considered an essential worker and your symptoms were standard cold symptoms and not COVID symptoms, you were usually not allowed to go to work.

Here are the typical COVID symptoms:
~Fever or chills
~Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
~Muscle or body aches
~New loss of taste or smell
~Sore throat
~Congestion or runny nose
~Nausea or vomiting

In my family, one son had loss of smell but that's it.  The other son who still lives at home had a cough but that's it.  I had fatigue and cough.  My husband had fever, fatigue, headache, and diarrhea.  So even four separate people can all have the same virus but have wildly different symptoms.

Did you have COVID?  Were your symptoms similar to mine, or different?

Here's a teaser for tomorrow, letter T:


  1. When COVID arrived we were in the middle of our oak pollen season. A great many of the COVID symptoms are about the same as any allergic reaction.

    Given how hard it was to be tested early, we may never really know how wide spread COVID really was.

    Hopefully we are approaching the corner for better days. We just need to find the brake pedal to negotiate that turn safely.

    1. I'm definitely looking forward to better days!

  2. Cross fingers, but I'm still away from the virus. I hope it will stay like this...

  3. I think staying home from work when you are crook is one of the few positives that have come from covid. At lesat it will hopefully help prevent all germs from spreading!

  4. I was fortunate not to get any symptoms with either of the two vaccines. Toilet paper of course.

    1. I've heard that the second one can cause nasty symptoms, so glad you didn't have to go thru that!