Covid Day 7
How a Brain Injury Survivor Defends the Brain Against Damage from Covid
I sleep in until 10 am, about two hours later than I normally wake up.
I wake up with a runny nose and it seems I blow my nose every 10 seconds for about an hour after waking. I consider taking a decongestant, but then it dies off.
I have my coffee and work on my computer for a bit.
I take my morning supplements, including the Longvida Curcumin. Later I eat plain yoghurt with walnuts and blueberries.
I work on my computer whilst listening to a “You’re Dead to Me” podcast about Medieval Christmas traditions.
I do a session with the X-Plus with its nasal laser applicator whilst doing 4 rounds of breathing (nasal inhale). Then I eat leftover Indian with a Fever Tree ginger brew.
Afterwards, my nose completely stops being runny. About 30 minutes later I do 4 rounds of breathing. My left nostril feels tingly, in a good way, doing the breathing, as if it’s being fully oxygenised again.
Outside, I do another 3 rounds of breathing with my son. He says he’s feeling basically 100% better. He even wants to go to an event at the game store, staying masked the whole time. But the official protocol is that he needs to wait one more day before he can go places masked. And 3 more days until he can go places unmasked.
Last week, before coming down with Covid, he was hired by a restaurant after working there prepping salads and desserts for 3 hours. Yes, he may have gotten Covid there, and not at the game store.
Today, the restaurant texted him, saying they would be closed today due to “staffing issues” (everyone got Covid). This makes it seem even more likely that he got it there.
I have Indian leftovers and the spices feel good in my throat and sinuses.
For the past two days, the afternoons have seen a real dip in physical and mental energy for me, reducing me to merely watching TV after about 3 pm. I’m wary as the clock moves past 3, but today I feel incrementally better. It’s a consoling turn in the right direction.
It almost feels like my immune system has won the big battle, but is now taking care of the wounded and maintaining some level of defence whilst it rounds up straggling enemies still hell-bent on victory.
At 9 pm I take the SynaQuell. Two scoops (1/2 a daily dose). I immediately feel better mental clarity and a surge of blood flow to my upper cervical area.
We all sit down to watch an episode of What We Do in The Shadows. The one where they’re trying to get the New Colin Robinson into a private school by hypnotizing the headmaster over and over again every time they say the wrong thing in the interview. They do it so many times, that the headmaster has a brain aneurysm and dies.
At the conclusion of the episode, I say “I feel like I’ve turned a corner. From now on I’m just going to get better every day.” And I do feel that way.
Still, there is a vague hint of an ear infection coming on.
To limit waking myself up with a cough, I take an Olbas lozenge. My mom loved Olbas. Swore by it. I’ve probably had these lozenges in my medicine cabinet for 20 years. Sometimes you keep little talismans like that when someone dies.
In my next post, I will share the notes I took on Covid Day 8. If that might be helpful to you or someone you know, please subscribe and share.
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