After dodging the Covid variants for almost 2 years, I finally fell prey to it in the month of January 2022. Just after the pongal festival in South India where we all had a fun 3 days long weekend, the cases soar high and even I contracted during that time. At first my daughter tested positive and I was actually too nervous as kids are not vaccinated. Our doctor was in quite jovial mood because she felt everyone was getting the Omicron variant and the impact won't be serious. She eased us but I still was panicky. Even if we didn't test positive yet, she said we soon will and asked us to isolate for ten days!
Immediate step was to inform maid and our cook to not come. I only felt it natural to inform the apartment mates, even if maids would have spread the happy news😅. I was actually eager to update my fb and WhatsApp status informing the same. It almost felt like not being the odd ones out! I updated and as expected the concerns poured in... Here's the catch! Every one wants to help by a word or an act but they were not sure what to do and there actually is nothing which can be asked! The real pain is doing the house chores...and none can help you with that! Second or third day after Zaara got infected I too tested positive - symptoms being super dry cough, throat pain, trembling hands, truck loads of weakness.....still we divided duties among us and swept the house alt days and made very light meals if required. We either ordered or my mom being the angel she is, she just sent the food almost every day ! I was surprised to know that this variant or may be others too can be dormant for as good as 14 days!
By 4th/5th day my spirits were really dampened. I really wanted to go out and feel good. Not that I was living any different.. My entire lockdown life was isolated and I lost interest in socializing but I felt quite suffocated by the quarantine label as people would be scared to be near your house!
|Some may actually say this to me : here|
The most challenging part of quarantine was to eat...the more you eat …the more you wash. By the end of quarantine I was pretty weak, actually much weaker than during the infected days. As per doctor's advice we came out of isolation after 10-11 days. I used vitamin supplements for nearly 2 months but the neck spasms and some other ailments retained. I don't wanna explain more and bore the readers :) !
Quick tip💭: If you know any who is quarantined and if you can really help them, help them out silently... may be by just sending some useful groceries, eatables or getting some thing if they ask you directly. If you are scared that you may contract the virus, then don't do it by any means, but continuously expressing that you want to be helpful is really a moot point (apologies if I am harsh :)).
A gentleman in our apartment came down with hot tasty boorelu (south Indian dish) and chutney on one fine morning during our quarantine. It felt so delightful! Similarly one of my aunts who stays quite far from our place swiggy genied (through swiggy genie ( a food order and delivery service app) - a new damn useful service in this new normal) us a sumptuous meal which I can never forget. My bhabhi (Bros wife) prepared all the items and we hogged on the meal (Biryani, cutlets, custard, some other sweet and so on) monstrously! The biggest BLESSING I felt that moment was that our SMELL and TASTE sensations were intact :)
I started cutting a pathetic joke with every one, that I started the new year on quite a positive note - A COVID Positive one!😝
|Just for laughs!|