Chronic illness,  Lifestyle,  Parenting

What A Week & It’s Only Wednesday.

It’s safe to say that this wasn’t the post that I had planned to share this week. My plan was to talk about my brand spanking new tattoo that I’d just added to my collection. Sadly said tattoo didn’t happen it’s been postponed.

Did You Know You Shouldn’t Get A Tattoo Whilst Sick?

I didn’t, but after waking up on Monday morning feeling like death. A quick google search told me that some tattoo artists don’t recommend it. Something to do with you immune system being weakened by the cold/illness and then the tattoo putting more strain on said immune system.

Figuring I should ask the tattoo studio I sent them a quick message asking their thoughts. Whilst waiting on a reply I decided I’d do a lateral flow test cause, well we’re living in a covid paranoid society and I wanted to make sure. Thankfully it came back negative. Phew!!!

The tattoo studio got back to me saying that they would prefer to move the tattoo. Which was understandable. The kicker though was that if they weren’t able to fill the space (it wasn’t within 48hours notice). I would lose my booking deposit. Cue half an hour of panic, tears and dread. How was I going to tell David I’d lost us this money? Would I be able to save enough again to book? Luckily they managed to get the space filled and all going well I should get my new tattoo in January.

It’s Getting Hot In Herre

During all the tattoo drama I was feeling horrid. In case you haven’t guessed yet. I’m a terrible patient when I’m ill with the cold. I don’t want to liken it to man flu because well let’s face it the woke generation might at me but it’s similar.

I couldn’t get a heat in me for about two hours. Then all of a sudden I was so hot. Deciding I should check my temperature, I did. I bet you can guess where this is going! Yep I had a fever. My mind starts racing again. Was it cause I was worked up earlier? Was is fibro related? Could I be experiencing my own tropical moment or could I possible have the dreaded covid?

After speaking with some mum friends, David and google I was torn where I should get a PCR. It’s just cold! Remember the lateral flow was negative but we’re meant to be going on holiday at the weekend. I don’t want to ruin everyone’s holiday by possibly not getting tested and being positive.

Tuesday morning I woke still with a slightly raised temperature and booked myself in for a PCR. Then it was a waiting game to get my results back. I was told the usual 24 to 72 hours for results.

The Results Are In

I was truly expecting my results to be negative. But sadly it was in fact positive. Well that sucks. So far my symptoms aren’t too bad. I feel feverish, have a bit of a cough and a runny nose. It feels more like a really bad cold. I dread to think what it would be like if I wasn’t fully vaccinated.

So no holiday for us. All we have to look forward to is 10 days isolation. Thankfully Black Widow has been added to Disney + so that’s one thing for me to do, but if you’ve got any other suggestions to keep us entertained I’d love to hear them.

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