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Old 01-18-2022, 03:30 PM   #81
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Hello dear reader and good evening from Sweden. It was a dreadful night for me. High fever, nausea, chills, high coughs. What a night. My parents thought I needed to go to hospital, but then luckily my mom had a brilliant method to put down the fever from 103,6 F to 99,8 F. And that was to make me some bandage where I put them in a deep plate with 60% alcohol mixed with vinegar. And it worked. I battled the fever entire night but this worked. I had that on my feet for 15 min, then dried the feet, waited another 15 min and took that on again. I also combined paracetamol (double 500mg), drank lot of fluid too.

So I did rest myself entire day. I was actually in the bed until 14:00 pm. Then I ate very little food (I usually drop all the hunger when Iím this sick), took some tea. Ate oranges and made lemon juice with honey. This was pretty much whole day. Now, unfortunately, the fever is back. I can feel it how warm I am on my head but cold elsewhere. I think I can battle this, whatever it is. My tests will (hopefully) arrive tomorrow. And even if Iím positive, I think Iíll get through this somehow.

This is the downside being a teacher. Especially during pandemic, and especially in Sweden where 30000 people per day gets infected by omicron. I will probably not be able to work for entire week. No masks either in the classrooms, no alcohol to wash fast your hands. Students who were in foreign countries during entire Christmas break. We risk our lives and few are respecting us whatsoever - not to tell providing protection. On the bright side: Iím not that dizzy anymore. Glad I left that Beringís SeaÖ

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Old 01-18-2022, 11:04 PM   #82
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I am hoping so hard for your health to return. You are taking great care of yourself, so good for that. Please do keep resting and hydrating your body with fluids.
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Old 01-19-2022, 04:01 PM   #83
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Dear reader, last night I had high fever too. I battled entire night, again. Had all my short towels and poured them all on cold alcohol with vinegar. And I had them on my feet. Again. So the fever eventually dropped around 4 am and I could get myself some rest. I took lots of fluids, especially from pomegranate (my kind mom bought it for me since I was unable to even get up from the bed most of the time). I took also double paracetamol (2x 500 mg) and started to sweat. And when sweating, thatís only great. So fever will drop even more.

I donít know what this is, to be honest. I canít predict anymore about this. Although, I know that this isnít an ordinary flu. I still have pain in entire of my body and every muscle. The headache is there but better thank God. There is not much tension in my head, but it feels like I still have a bit ďanesthesiaĒ left. Iím having at the moment 99,5 F fever. Itís still there, idling. Because it will pop up once again over 100 F, even though Iíll do my best that it wonít happen.

I didnít do much today either. I was in bed until 13 pm. Yes, just in bed. Made some food afterwards, some easy to eat. I barely ate anything these days. I thought I would get the results today from the Covid-test but I didnít. Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow. But itís no wonder why itís late. Over 30000 infected in Sweden, there are no room for anyone here in my towns hospital. Itís full everywhere. 30000 infected - per day - and itís just increasing. If Iím positive and managed to get well this quick, then I have few things to explain for some doctors here. Especially considering that I also have bipolar and asthma. This is rare. And it might help many people in the future.

But without some advice and assistance from my mom (regarding that recipe mixing alcohol and vinegar to soak up the fever via the feet), I would probably had shivering and all that today as well. And so easy to do. Any clean alcohol will due, but it must be at least 40%. 10 oz alcohol and 10 oz vinegar. Blend it in a big bowl and just take a dry towel. And take that around your feet for 15 min. Do that three times at least. This work and worked on me since I was a child.

Now I hope Iíll have some sleep and that my fever will be neutralised. I canít unfortunately work tomorrow or on Friday. So will just preparing myself to go with full steam next week on Monday. Wish me luck. Stay safe, everyone! And get all vaccines! I had lucky that my two doses saved me.

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Thank you for your mom's alcohol and vinegar remedy.


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Hello dear reader and good evening from this infected Europe. Iím afraid I have bad news. I didnít got any test back, but all those who have omicron have exact same ďcoldĒ or ďfluĒ as me. Every little sign I described to them they matched with my ďfluĒ. But, since Swedish labs are so heavy preoccupied with all testes (they even now are sending our tests to Germany because of this), my test too is late. Despite that I took it on Monday. So tomorrow Iíll go to another health centre and take antigen-test. I just need it on the paper that I too have it.

I have no fever anymore but the headache is still there. Also the tension. I could take a shower for the first time since Saturday last week. It was that bad. I was just in bed all the time, didnít even go to the toilet to do number two-thing either.

I wasnít done much today, just relaxing, drinking fluids with vitamins, lots of D-vitamin too. But worst thing - which was nausea, high fever and dizziness - are gone. My taste is a bit wired. I can taste food, but itís much more sensitive. Especially something salted or with spices. My tastebuds are that sensitive - to the slightest. And I feel this weird flavour, besides from the food, that reminds me of xylitol toothpaste. Oh, right, Iím still coughing.

What Iím doing now? Not much. Reading news and the waves from omicron. Yesterday we had over 30000 infected per day, now I donít know. I stopped counting. I canít believe that there are people out there without any dose of vaccine at all. Risking their own lives and their nearest and dearest as well. And keeps questioning this, that itís ďharmful fluĒ. Iíll tell you: I was tops 104 F and burning, and I took TWO of Pfizerís vaccine. Plus I have bipolar which just having that disease gives you an utter disadvantage compared to anyone who isnít bipolar. And that we all here are in the risk group because of ďjustĒ that.

When I get fully recovered, Iíll take my third shot. And as that nurse said, this will also give me another wall of immunity. Not 100%, but better than I had with three dozes and didnít had omicron in between. Itís just matter of time when entire Swedish population will have omicron - no matter how bad many of us protect ourselves. There is no need for panic. Test yourself often, take all three doses and stay with the restrictions. Follow the rules and everyone will be good.

Stay safe out there!

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Dear reader, it has been 21 days into the new year. And so far, everything went in every possible opposite direction. Especially all these deaths from famous ones. Such as today, Meatloaf. I was never any ďdiehard fanĒ of his, but yet I know about few of his songs. Plus his cameo appearance in the song and the movie ďThe Pick of DestinyĒ from my beloved Tenacius D (JB and KG). I saw that movie more than once and I was laughing so hard with some scenes, while other were just enjoyable metal to admire - not to laugh. Even DIO had a role in that movie, just as Meatloaf (who played that super conservative-Christian dad of JB that tore all his metal-posters down in his room, while only one was left - DIOís).

Yes, Iím a metal- and a hard rock-guy myself and I know many things about these legends. Sadly, one by one are leaving us. It isnít fair. Itís upsetting.

How Iím doing? Much better. Iím still coughing a bit and I cough up mucus and all that crap. No fever. I was at another health centre to get myself tested by antigen test, but since itís the only one health centre in entire town, I needed an appointment. Which was for Tuesday. I will not test myself there because my five days have passed by now and I can return to the work on Monday. Small tensions still in the head, other than that Iím just fine. I talked to several other people in health centre and itís okay for me to return to my work. I wonít spread disease. Iím still waiting for my test from Monday to get, but that will take till Sunday. At least. The tests have overloaded all Swedish labs so other countries help us. Itís a mess. Before, I waited 72h tops. Iím thinking to buying tomorrow from my local drugstore some antigen tests even if I know that many of them arenít reliable. But what shall I do?

I was also outside for the first time. Went 7,5 miles. It was bit chilly but I managed to go anyway. I needed that walk. Few people were outside, very, very few. I was watching the Netflix a bit, relaxed and enjoyed my Friday. Happy that I got through this virus and that Iím back.

Have a nice weekend, dear reader. And stay safe!

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I'm delighted to hear that you're close to being well again. A peaceful week-end to you, Hex.
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I'm delighted to hear that you're close to being well again. A peaceful week-end to you, Hex.

Thank you dear Beth! I just did a home antigen-test now. It was negative but the test was done when I didnít had fever or anything.

I still havenít got my PCR-test from the health centre.

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Today I did a test on myself. I bought it on my local drugstore. I did exactly what it stood to do, followed every step. And I was negative. Thing is, this was an antigen-test and that wasnít 100% reliable. Not as the antigen-test-machine that health some centres have - in my case one health centre.

I feel much better today, itís still bit coughing but the headache is not that bad anymore. I think Iíll just go to work on Monday. I helped my dad with some stuff today too. He is happy every time I help him or do anything with him. No walks today, I took a big risk yesterday and Iím not walking anywhere until Iím 100% restored.

I thought that Iíll give you another healthy info about a juice, dear reader. That is if you want to make it. Itís easy-peasy. Just hang on!

You will need:

ē One big cup/glass that can contain 16,9 oz

ē Concentrated nature juice (such as blueberries, choke berries etc.)

ē C-vitamin with zinc (bought from any drugstore)

ē Honey

ē A spoon

Put the concentrated juice FIRST to the 1/3 of the 16,9 oz (the size of your cup/glass). Put the honey. Fill it up with water. Lastly, put the C-vitamin-pill that can be melt (they exist with all different flavours). Blend it all till there is no ďresistanceĒ from the honey and till the C-vitamin pill is melted. Enjoy the drink!

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